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Accounting Program Requirements

The College of Business and Economics (COBAE) requires every business major to complete a number of business courses. A Business Major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance and Financial Services, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management.

All business programs are accredited by AACSB and therefore have the same core requirements. Students will be held to fulfilling all prerequisite courses. The prerequisites for Business courses are listed below and also available in the current CSUN Catalog. All courses listed below will need to be completed in order to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Accountancy (BSA):

  • Lower Division Business Core Classes (27 or 28 units)
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 220)
    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 230)
    • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 160)
    • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 161)
    • Computers: Their Use & Impact  (COMP 100)
    • Basic Business Statistics (SOM 120) [3 units] OR Introduction to Statistics (MATH 140) [4 units]
    • Business Law I (BLAW 280)
    • Business Communications (ENGL 205)
    • Mathematical Methods for Business (MATH 103)
  • Upper Division Business Core Classes (19 units)
    • Gateway Experience (BUS 302)
    • Business Lab (BUS 302L) [1 unit]
    • Financial Management (FIN 303)
    • Management and Organizational Behavior (MGT 360)
    • Marketing Management (MKT 304)
    • Operations Management (SOM 306)
    • Capstone (BUS 497)

As an Accounting major, you will be required to take the following Upper Division Business Administration and Accounting classes:

  • Upper Division Business Administration Requirements (6 units)
    • Business Law II (BLAW 308)
    • Information Systems for Business (IS 312)
  • Accounting Course Requirements (26 units)
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT 350)
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 351)
    • Communication for Accountants (ACCT 351COM) [2 units]
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting III (ACCT 352)
    • Cost Measurement and Analysis (ACCT 380)
    • Taxation of  Business Entities and Individuals (ACCT 440)
    • Auditing Principles (ACCT 460)
    • Intercultural Communications (COMS 356)
    • Contemporary Ethical issues (RS 361)

Accounting majors have the option of choosing one of the two "Accountancy Program Options" to complete their requirements to earn their BSA:

  • Professional Accountancy Option (12 units)
    • Advanced Studies in Taxation (ACCT 441)
    • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACCT 450)
    • Select from ONE of the following:
      • Business Ethics (PHIL 305) OR
      • Advanced Topics in Business Law (BLAW 495)
    • Select from ONE of the following:
      • Special Topics in Accounting (ACCT 497A-Z);
      • Accounting Internship (ACCT 498C);
      • Independent Study (ACCT 499C/599C); OR
      • Advanced Studies in Taxation (ACCT 542)
  • Information Systems Option (12 units)
    • Systems Analysis and Design (IS 431)
    • Business Data Communications and Networking (IS 435)
    • Database Management Systems (IS 441)
    • Systems Development Project (IS 451)

ACCT 350 Applications

ACCT 350 Applications
ACCT 350 Applications for Spring 2013 Now Available 
Spring 2013 Applications for ACCT 350 have now been posted on this site.

Application Due Dates:

1) Students taking ACCT 350 for the first time:
a) Due date for priority consideration: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 (4:45 pm)
b) Final due date for all applications: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 (4:45 pm)

2) Students who need to repeat ACCT 350: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 (4:45 pm)

Applications
 

Admission to the Accoutancy Major

The Accountancy Program requires prospective and current students to successfully meet the requirements. Students are admitted to the Program based on their level of preparation and performance.

Admission to the Program begins with an applicant being admitted to the University as a Pre-Accountancy major or, if already attending CSUN, the applicant changing to the Pre-Accountancy major. Currently enrolled students must file a supplemental admission application to become an accounting major, but only after satisfying the following Pre-Accountancy requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 units of college work (junior class standing). For transfer students, the units must be CSU transferable;
  • Completion of ACCT 220 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) and ENGL 205 (Business Communications in a Rhetorical Context), or their equivalent, with a grade of a "B" or higher in each;
  • Completion of ECON 160 (Principles of Microeconomics), ECON 161 (Principles of Macroeconomics), COMP 100 (Computers: Their Impact & Use), ACCT 230 (Introduction to Managerial Accounting), SOM 120 (Basic Business Statistics), BLAW 280 (Business Law I), andMATH 103 (Mathematical Methods for Business), or their equivalent, with a grade of a "C" or higher in each; AND
  • Completion of ACCT 350 (Intermediate Financial Accounting I) with a grade of a "C" or higher.

The mission of the Accountancy Program is to provide educational opportunities to those students who have demonstrated an aptitude to pursue a career in accounting. CSUN accounting students complete a rigorous program that develops their technical proficiency as well as skills in critical thinking, teamwork, ethics, and communication.

Information Systems Program Requirements

The College of Business and Economics (COBAE) requires every business major to complete a number of business courses. A Business Major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance and Financial Services, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management.

All business programs are accredited by AACSB and therefore have the same core requirements. Students will be held to fulfilling all prerequisite courses. The prerequisites for Business courses are listed below and also available in the current CSUN Catalog. All courses listed below will need to be completed in order to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Information Systems (BSIS).

  • Lower Division Business Core Classes
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 220)
    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 230)
    • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 160)
    • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 161)
    • Computers: Their Use & Impact  (COMP 100)
    • Basic Business Statistics (SOM 120) OR Introduction to Statistics (MATH 140)
    • Business Law I (BLAW 280)
    • Business Communications (ENGL 205)
    • Mathematical Methods for Business (MATH 103)
  • Upper Division Business Core Classes
    • Gateway Experience (BUS 302)
    • Business Lab (BUS 302L)
    • Financial Management (FIN 303)
    • Management and Organizational Behavior (MGT 360)
    • Marketing Management (MKT 304)
    • Operations Management (SOM 306)
    • Capstone (BUS 497)

As an Information Systems major, you will be required to take the following Information System classes:

  • Information Systems Course Requirements
    • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming and Lab (COMP 110/L)
    • Symbolic Logic (PHIL 230)
    • Information Systems for Business (IS 312)
    • Systems Analysis and Design (IS 431)
    • Business Data Communications and Networking (IS 435)
    • Database Management Systems (IS 441)
    • Systems Development Project (IS 451)

Information Systems majors have the option of choosing one of the two "Information Systems Program Options" to complete their requirements to earn their BSIS:

  • Business Systems Option (25 Units)
    • Mathematical Methods for Business (MATH 103)
    • Computer Programming in Basic (COMP 105BAS)
    • Information Technology in Business (IS 335)
    • Select any university course (Free Elective)
    • Select 12 units from the following IS elective courses:
      • Advanced Application Development (IS 455)
      • Advanced Telecommunication Networking (IS 457)
      • Special Topics (IS 497A-Z)
      • Design Support Systems (SOM 485)
    • Select 3 units from the following upper division business courses:
      • Price Theory and Applications (ECON 310);
      • Marketing Research (MKT 346);
      • Business to Business Marketing (MKT 442);
      • Internet Marketing (MKT 448);
      • Organization Change and Development (MGT 450);
      • Negotiation and Conflict Management (MGT 456); OR
      • Decision making and Creativity (MGT 458)
  • Information Technology Option
    • Mathematical Analysis I (MATH 150A)
    • Advanced Data Structures (COMP 282)
    • Introduction to Computer Systems and Lab (COMP 122/L)
    • Computer Organization (COMP 222)
    • Data Structures and Program Design and Lab (COMP 182/L)
    • Introduction to Software Engineering and Lab (COMP 380/L)
    • Select any university course (Free Elective)
    • Select 3 units from the following courses:
      • Societal Issues in Computing (COMP 450);
      • Electronic Document Processing (COMP 461);
      • Multimedia Systems Design (COMP 467);
      • Software System Development (COMP 480/L); OR
      • Human-Computer Interaction (COMP 485)