Jul 19, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.: Option in Accounting

Location(s): Main Campus

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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. Students have 3 credit hours which are not designated.  Students are strongly encouraged to take one additional class among the classes offered by the College of Business and Economics.


Option Standards

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

a. Completed the following courses: 

  • ACCT 2100  - Principles of Financial Accounting [3]
  • ACCT 2110  - Principles of Managerial Accounting [3]
  • ACCT 3200A  - Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting I [3]
  • BUS 3050  - Business Communications [3]
  • ECON 2010  - Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics [3]
  • ECON 2020  - Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics [3]
  • FIN 2050  - Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business I [3]

b. Followed procedures specified by the Department of Accounting in the semester preceding enrollment in the first upper division accounting course (except ACCT 3200A , ACCT 3200B ).

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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Requirement for the Major (72 units)

Core Requirements (45 units)

Upper Division Core Courses (30 units)

Requirements for the Option (27 units)

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