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) a 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.
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.
|General Education Courses||40 to 41|
|BUS 281 Management Science I||3|
|CDC 101 Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 101 Composition I||3|
|ENG 211 Business Writing I OR ENG 102 Composition II||3|
|MAT 181 College Algebra||3|
|MAT 225 Business Statistics||3|
|MIS 201 Management Info Sys||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|Fine Arts Course||3|
|Health and Wellness Course||3|
|Natural Science Course||3 to 4|
|Required Major Courses
|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||3|
|MGT 300 Principles of Management||3|
|MKT 300 Principles of Marketing||3|
|ACC 202 Accounting II||3|
|ACC 218 Federal Income Tax I
|ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC 318 Federal Income Tax II||3|
|ACC 341 Non-Profit Accounting||3|
|ACC 441 Auditing||3|
|ACC 710 Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 720 Adv. Financial Accounting||3|
|Any graduate-level elective required for the M.Acc. program||3|
|Undergraduate Free Electives||10-11|
|Required Undergraduate Minor/Certificate||12|
|Students select one of the following: a minor in Economics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems or Marketing; a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; or a certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser.*|
*The minors listed are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the core requirements of this degree. Likewise, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above.
Menu of Related Electives from M.Acc. Program Requirements
Select one course to be taken in place of the "related electives" in the undergraduate program:
M.Acc. Required Courses
- ACC 715 Advanced Tax
- ACC 725 Controllership
- ACC 730 Advanced Auditing
- ACC 735 Emerging Issues in Accounting
- BUS 740 Forecasting and Predictive Modeling
- MBA 730 Managerial Decision Making
M.Acc. Course Options (one from list)
- MIS 720 Business Analytics for Big Data
- MIS 730 Decision Support Systems
- Students who complete dual undergraduate degrees, dual undergraduate majors or dual undergraduate business concentrations 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.
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