2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S.B.A. in Accounting to M.Acc.

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Accounting degree prepares students to use
modern accounting methods and information systems. Qualified undergraduate students in the accounting program may be eligible to participate in the accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-M.Acc. program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree and (thereafter) an M.Acc

Cal U's specialized Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree program expands knowledge of accounting principles and practices and is designed for students who plan to become certified public accountants

Through the accelerated program, students can complete both degrees at Cal U with a total of 144 credits. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Joshua Chicarelli


The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the accounting bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.S.B.A.-to-M.Acc. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.

Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
CDC 101  Public Speaking
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181 College Algebra
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
MIS 201  Management Info Systems
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Science
Social Sciences
PSY 100  General Psychology
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • ENG 211  Business Writing  OR  ENG 102  Composition II
  • MAT 225  Business Statistics
  • BUS 281  Management Science I
Business Core Courses 30
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 331  Cost Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
BUS 499  Integrated Strategic Capstone 3
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning (replaces BUS 381) 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
Required Major Courses 24
ACC 202  Accounting II 3
ACC 218  Federal Income Tax I 3
ACC 301  Intermediate Acc. I 3
ACC 318  Federal Income Tax II 3
ACC 341  Non-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 441  Auditing 3
ACC 710  Financial Accounting (replaces ACC 302) 3
ACC 720  Advanced Financial Accounting (replaces ACC 401)
Related Electives* 3
Select a course from the following:
  • ACC 715  Advanced Tax
  • ACC 725  Controllership
  • ACC 730  Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 735  Emerging Issues in Accounting
  • BUS 710  Applied Data Analysis for Business
  • BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling
  • ECO 710  Advanced Microeconomics
  • ECO 730  Applied Econometrics Analysis
  • MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 
  • MIS 720  Business Analytics for Big Data
  • MIS 730  Decision Support Systems
Required Minor/Certificate** 12
Free Electives 10 to 11
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any Special Experience Course
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): BUS 499 Integrated Strategic Capstone AND Any ECO, MGT or MKT Writing-Intensive Course
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course

Related Electives: Select one graduate-level elective from courses required for the M.Acc. program in place of the "Related Electives" in the undergraduate program.

** Required Minor/Certificate: Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Finance, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems or Marketing or the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser.

These minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Business Core Courses” above. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above."

Program Notes: Students who complete dual degrees or dual majors do not have to complete a minor or certificate. No more than 6 credits of any internship course may be applied to satisfy the major requirements. Additional internship credits may be applied to free electives. Students can apply for admission to the accelerated program after completing at least 60 credits. 

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.

Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf

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