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University Catalog 2016-2017 (ARCHIVED June 2017) 
    
University Catalog 2016-2017 (ARCHIVED June 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration: Option in Accounting, B.S.


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A total of 120 units are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with the Accounting option. This option prepares students for careers in either Public Accounting, serving clients professionally in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes and systems; or Managerial Accounting, dealing with the functions of the controller in a business firm, or an institutional or governmental agency; or internal auditing. The Business Administration major with an option in Accounting requires completion of   45 units in core courses and  27 units in the option. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Because the Accounting option is impacted,  the following criteria will apply to students wishing to enter the accounting option and remain in the accounting option:

Supplemental Admission Criteria for Impacted Programs Effective Fall 2014

Program impaction means that the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major. In these major programs, students are admitted to the major only if they meet the supplemental admission criteria for the major, as well as any applicable campus impaction admission criteria. The campus impaction criteria will be determined once the application deadline is closed.

Freshman students who are not admitted to a selected impacted program may still be admitted as undeclared or alternative majors provided they meet all applicable admission requirements. Transfer students who are not admitted to a selected impacted program may still be admitted as alternative majors provided they meet all applicable admission requirements.

 

The supplemental admission criteria for the impacted major programs are listed below. As indicated by the asterisks, applicants must meet both the minimum campus impaction GPA requirement as well as the supplemental admission GPA criteria for the selected program.

College of Business and Economics

BS in Business Administration: Accounting Option

 

Freshman applicants wishing to major in Business Administration, Option Accounting should select Business Administration, Accounting (Freshman) on their CSU Mentor application and, if admitted, they will be matriculated as Undeclared with an Interest in Business Administration, Option Accounting.

Continuing Students:

Once admitted and enrolled in the University, students should contact the Accounting Department to learn more about how to become a Business Administration, Option Accounting major. To be admitted to the Accounting major, continuing students must meet all of the additional supplemental program admission criteria:

  • Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.5 in at least 30 units of degree eligible coursework;
  • Have a grade of C or above in the Lower Division Accounting courses, including Acct 2100 and Acct 2110 or equivalent classes.

In order to be eligible for the baccalaureate in Accounting, students must achieve a grade of C or above in all Accounting courses.

Upper Division Applicants (New and Returning):

  • Applicants wishing to major in Accounting should select Business Administration, Option Accounting (Transfer) on their CSU Mentor application.
  • Applicants must meet all of the additional supplemental program admission criteria:
  • Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.5*;
  • Have a grade of C or above in the Lower Division Accounting courses, including Acct 2100 and Acct 2110 or equivalent classes.
  • Students continuing in the major must meet both of the following criteria:
  • Achieve a grade of C or above in all Accounting courses;
  • If a student receives two grades lower than a C in two (2) sections of an accounting course with a number of 3200 or above, the student will be dropped from the major.   This could be less than a C grade twice in one accounting course or less than a C grade in two different accounting courses.
     

Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (45 units)


Notes:


Note 1: BUS 4970 is the capstone course and requires completion of all other core courses, both lower and upper division. It is strongly
            recommended that the course be taken toward the end of the program.

Note 2: It is strongly recommended that when taking the upper division core courses, students follow the sequence: CIS 3010, BUS 3050,
             FIN 3030, ECON 3060, MKT 3100, MGMT3060, MGMT 3070, MGMT 3080, BUS 4150, and BUS 4970.

Note 3: ECON 3060 is double-counted in upper division GE Block B: Natural Science and Mathematics

Note 4: MGMT 3080 is double-counted in GE Block C: Upper Division Requirement: Arts and Humanities.

Note 5: BUS 3050 is designated as a Writing Intensive (WI) course.

 

Option Requirements for Accounting (27 units)


Program Standards


Note the following accounting program standards.

Part I.


To enroll in upper division accounting courses (except ACCT 3200AB), undergraduate students must have:

Part II.


Students in the accounting option must earn a grade of C or higher in all accounting courses and pass at least  twelve units in upper division accounting classes at Cal State L.A.

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