2020-2021 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) 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. 

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 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
EMEL Course 3
Fine Arts Course 3
Health and Wellness Course 3
Humanities 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
Concentration Courses 24
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
Required Electives 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.*  
Total 120

*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

Program Notes

  • 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.

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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