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.
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 or 41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
CDC 101 Public Speaking
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181 College Algebra
|Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
MIS 201 Management Info Systems
Any Humanities Course
Any Fine Arts Course
Any Natural Science
PSY 100 General Psychology
|General Education Options
|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)
|Select a course from the following:
|Free Electives||10 to 11|
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.
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