B.S.B.A. in Accounting

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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. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Second Semester 15
BUS 281  Management Science I 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 211  Business Writing I 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
CDC 101  Public Speaking 3
MAT 225  Business Statistics 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
ACC 331  Cost Accounting 3
BUS 381  Management Science II 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MIS 201  Management Info Sys 3
Concentration/Business Electives 6
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
BUS 499  Integrated Strat. Capstone  3
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Course/Elective 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Course/Elective 6
Total 120

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses (30 credits)

  • ACC 200  Financial Accounting
  • ACC 331  Cost Accounting
  • BUS 242  Business Law I
  • BUS 381  Management Science II
  • BUS 499  Integrated Strategic Capstone
  • ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FIN 301  Financial Management
  • MGT 300  Principles of Management
  • MKT 300  Principles of Marketing

Concentration Courses (24 credits)

  • ACC 202  Accounting II
  • ACC 218  Federal Income Tax I
  • ACC 301  Intermediate Acc. I
  • ACC 302  Intermediate Acc. II
  • ACC 318  Federal Income Tax II
  • ACC 341 Non-Profit Accounting
  • ACC 401  Advanced Financial Acc.
  • ACC 441  Auditing

Related Electives (3 credits)

  • ACC 491  Accounting Internship
  • BUS 345  Business Ethics
  • ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT courses, 300-level or above not already included in the Business Core or Required Major Courses above

Required Minor/Certificate (12 credits*)

  • Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Economics, 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.

Note: All students must complete a special experience course, a laboratory course and two writing-intensive courses. 

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/accounting-degree/index.aspx