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Accounting: Traditional Day

Dr. Sujata Verma
Program Director
(650) 508-3675

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program for traditional day students provides students with a strong foundation in accounting and business. The major in accounting prepares students to take the Professional Certified Public Accountants Examination leading to licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  CPAs are licensed by state governments to practice public accountancy in accordance with established professional standards and to provide a variety of tax and financial services to individuals and business organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn the tools and methods to be able to evaluate business and organizational performance from both internal and external perspectives.
  • Students will learn to be ethical leaders in a business and will understand and learn how to adhere to ethical codes of conduct for accountants.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate written and oral communication competencies that support effectiveness of business operations.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the effective use of accounting technology in an organization to drive the functional and organizational performance.
  • Students will be able to develop comprehensive solutions to business problems by synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical reasoning.

Undergraduate Accounting programs have an articulation agreement with graduate programs in the School of Business and Management. Qualified students are able to apply in advance of the last semester of undergraduate work to enroll in up to 6 units of selected graduate courses that count toward undergraduate units while also counting toward the master’s degree.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

In addition to major requirements, students must meet General Education Requirements and General Degree Requirements.

BUS1000 Foundations of Business 3
BUS1008 Building Business Values 3
BUS1100 Macroeconomics 3
BUS1108 Microeconomics 3
BUS1220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUS1232 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS1300C Community-Based Research and Statistical Analysis* (CE) 3
*MTH 1225, Statistics for Business, is the prerequisite for BUS1300C and can also be used to fulfill the General Education Mathematics requirement.
Total Prerequisites:


Major Requirements Units
BUS2000 Management Principles and Organizational Behavior 3
BUS2008 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS2201 Commercial Law 3
BUS2202 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS2204 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS2206 Intermediate Accounting III 3
BUS2210 Federal Income Taxation 3
BUS2212 Cost Accounting 3
BUS2214 Advanced Accounting 3
BUS2218 Auditing 3
BUS2222 International Accounting 3
BUS2224 Corporate Finance 3
BUS2600 Operations and IT Systems 3
BUS2980/W Business Policy (Capstone) 3
BUS2990C Business Internship (CE) 3
Total Major Requirements 45
Other Degree Requirements* and General Electives 59
*Other degree requirements include General Education Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g., U.S. History).
Total Unit Requirement 124


Minor in Accounting

Course work in accounting is highly valued by business employers. Having a minor in accounting will allow the students to gain the additional accounting knowledge and have it reflected on their degree.

Minor Requirements Units
Students may choose any six electives from among the following: 18
BUS2202 Intermediate Accounting I
BUS2204 Intermediate Accounting II
BUS2206 Intermediate Accounting III
BUS2210 Federal Income Taxation
BUS2212 Cost Accounting
BUS2214 Advanced Accounting
BUS2218 Auditing
BUS2222 International Accounting

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