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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting

Accounting is a recognized profession concerned with the measurement, analysis, interpretation and communication of economic data. Students are prepared for careers as certified public accountants and managerial accountants for both the private and public sectors of the economy. The curriculum is designed to develop a basic understanding of the conceptual framework underlying the measurement and communication of economic data; a technical competence for effectively measuring, assimilating and communicating economic data; an awareness of the moral and ethical considerations involved; and incentives to grow and keep pace with ever-changing issues, conditions, forces and ideas.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements33
Of the 51 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 001B. Composition 2C33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements
Complete one course from:
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirement of the Major67
Core Courses40
Lower Division Courses10
BUS3 010. Discovering Business3
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended.
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS3 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
BUS3 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
Concentration Requirements27
Additionally, to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with an Accounting concentration, all courses in the Accounting foundation classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required in all business classes.
Accounting Foundation Courses18
BUS1 120A. Accounting Information Systems3
BUS1 121A. Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS1 121B. Intermediate Accounting II3
BUS1 122A. Management Accounting and Control Systems3
BUS1 123A. Tax Factors of Business and Investment Decision3
BUS1 129A. Financial Auditing3
Required Electives9
Those electives not taken in Group I may be used to satisfy Group II.
Group I6
Complete two courses from:
BUS1 123C. Taxation of Individuals and Pass Through Entities3
BUS1 125. Special Financial Reporting Topics3
BUS1 126. Advanced Accounting3
BUS1 128. Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations3
Group II3
Complete one course from:
BUS1 120B. Advanced AIS and IS Risk Assessment3
BUS1 122B. Advanced Management Accounting and Control Systems3
BUS1 124. Forensic Accounting3
BUS1 127A. Honors Practicum in Corporate Financial Management3
BUS1 129B. Operational Auditing3
All courses in the Accounting Concentration foundation classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Total Units:120