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.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for the Accounting Foundation Courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better". The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": ENGL 2, MATH 71, BUS1 20, BUS2 90.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
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
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
or equivalent
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major64
Core Courses40
Lower Division Courses10
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended.
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS5 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
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements24
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 Courses15
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
Required Electives9
Complete three courses from:
BUS1 120B. Advanced AIS and IS Risk Assessment3
BUS1 120G. Programming and Systems Development in AIS3
BUS1 122B. Advanced Management Accounting and Control Systems3
BUS1 123C. Taxation of Individuals and Pass Through Entities3
BUS1 124. Forensic Accounting3
BUS1 125. Special Financial Reporting Topics3
BUS1 126. Advanced Accounting3
BUS1 127A. Honors Practicum in Corporate Financial Management3
BUS1 128. Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations3
BUS1 129A. Financial Auditing3
BUS1 129B. Operational Auditing3
University Electives4

Total Units:120