Accounting Concentration

 Accounting Concentration

General Information

Department

Office

Phone

Accounting and Finance

BT 850

(408) 924-3460

 

Accounting is a recognized profession concerned with the measurement, analysis, interpretation and communication of economic data. Students are prepared for careers as either certified public accountants or for the private industrial 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; an awareness of the moral and ethical considerations involved and incentives to grow and keep pace with ever-changing issues, conditions, forces and ideas.

Requirements

Course type

Units

General Education:

48-51 units

Business Pool:

12 units (6 of these units fulfill Core GE requirements)

Non-business Support:

14 units (3 units fulfill Core GE req., 6 units fulfill SJSU Studies)

Lower Division Business Core:

4 - 7 units

Upper Division Business Core:

30 units (3 units fulfill SJSU Studies)

Accounting Concentration:

24 units

Electives or Minor:

Units needed to reach 120 and fulfill all requirements

 

A 2.0 (C average) is required in the major in order to earn the BS degree. The cumulative GPA for all business courses must be 2.0 or better to graduate.


Concentration Courses (24 Units)

Required Courses (15 units):

BUS1 120A* Accounting Information Systems

BUS1 121A* Intermediate Accounting I

BUS1 121B* Intermediate Accounting II

BUS1 122A* Management Accounting & Control Systems

BUS1 123A* Tax Factors of Business and Investment Decisions

 

Concentration Electives (9 units)

  I. Select three of the following four courses (6 units):

BUS1 120B Advanced AIS and IS Audit

BUS1 122B Advanced Management Accounting and Control Systems

BUS1 123C Taxation of Individuals and Pass-Through Entities

BUS1 124 Forensic Accounting

BUS1 125 Special Topics in Accounting

BUS1 126 Advanced Accounting

BUS1 127A** Honors Practicum in Corporate Financial Management

BUS1 128 Non-Profit Accounting

BUS1 129A Finaancial Auditing

BUS1 129B Operational Auditing


*   Requires a “C” or better.
** 
Additional criteria needed (See Accounting Department (BT 850) for details)

As of Fall 2009, ALL concentrations will require grade minimums of “C” or better in BUS 20, BUS 90, Math 70, and ENGL 1B. Grades of “C-“ earned prior to to Fall 2009 will satisfy major requirements.

Business Pool

Freshmen admitted in fall 2010 or later must complete MATH 71 with a grade of C or better. Transfer students and Freshmen admitted prior to fall 2010 complete MATH 70, Finite Math, with grade of C or better

MATH 71 Business Calculus

English 2 (or, if continuous enrollment began BEFORE Fall 2015, English 1B)

BUS1 20 Financial Accounting

BUS2 90 Business Statistics

# Effective Fall 2010, Math 71 (Calc for Business & Aviation) is required (First time Freshmen only)

Non-Business Support Courses

ECON 1A Macroeconomics

ECON 1B Microeconomics

PHIL 186 Prof. Business Ethics ( Area S)

Non-Business Global Perspectives (Area V)

(See approved list in JHSSC)

 

Lower Division Business Core

BUS3 10 Discovering Business (Highly recommended for Freshmen)

BUS3 80 Legal Environment of Business

BUS4 91L Business Computer Productivity Tools (1 unit)

 

Upper Division Business Core

COMM 100W,   ENGL 100WB, or LLD 100WB(C or better) (Requires passing the WST)

BUS2 130 Fundamentals of Marketing

BUS3 140 Fundamentals of Operations Management

BUS3 160 Fundamentals of Management and Organization Behavior

BUS1 170 Fundamentals of Finance

BUS3 187 Global Dimensions of Business

BUS4 188 Business Systems and Policy

BUS3 189 Strategic Management(Requires graduating senior status)

BUS2 190 Quantitative Business Analysis

 

General Education (48-51 Units)

Core GE

Section

Course name

Units

A

Basic Skills

9

B4

Math Concepts (Math 71)

3

B

Science (including lab)

9

C

Humanities & Arts

9

D

Social Science*

9

E

Human Understanding & Dev.

3

F1

American History**

 

F2&3

US Constitution & CA Government**           Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)

 

 

 

Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)

2


SJSU Studies (Requires passing the WST)

Section

Course name

Units

S

Self & Society (Phil 186)

3

R

Earth & Environment

3

V

Culture & Civilization (See Non Business Global above)

3

Z

Written Communication II (100W) (C or better required)

3

 

*   Econ 1B fulfills area D1 for Business majors
** Areas F1,F2 & F3 may also fulfill Areas D2 & D3 (See JHSSC advisor for details)

Total Unit Requirement - 120 Units (minimum)