Accounting Information Systems Concentration

General Information

Department Office Phone
Accounting and Finance BT 850 (408) 924-3460

The corporate accountant's role to gather, analyze and present information is increasingly being dated by automated accounting information systems. Advanced systems gather data when the transaction occurs and deliver financial knowledge and expertise directly to the line manager's desktop. Increasingly, the accountant's role is to work with information system professionals to build the systems that put information directly into the hands of managers. This dual concentration prepares students to lead successful careers that span the two disciplines of accounting and information systems design. Students complete the core course work in each discipline. Students completing this degree have the flexibility to pursue entry level jobs either in accounting or management information systems, and possess the foundation to pursue careers that integrate both disciplines.


Course type Units
General Education: 48-51 units
Business Pool: 12 units (6 of these 12 units fulfill GE requirements)                                      
Non-Business Support Courses: 14 units (6 of these 12 units fulfill SJSU Studies requirements)
Lower Division Business Core: 4 - 7 units
Upper Division Business Core: 27 units (3 units fulfill SJSU Studies requirements)
AIS Concentration: 27 units
Total Units 123 Units


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 in order to graduate.

Accounting Information Systems Concentration (30 units)

I. Required Foundation Courses (15 units):

II. Required AIS Concentration Courses (12 units):

III. Select one of the following four courses (3 units):

* Requires grade of “C” or better
Additional Criteria needed (see Accounting Department (BT 850) for details)

Business Pool

As of Fall 2009, ALL concentrations will require grade minimums of “C” or better in BUS 20, BUS 90, Math 70, and ENGL 1B (or, if continuous enrollment began Fall 2015 or later, English 2). Grades of “C-“ earned prior to to Fall 2009 will satisfy major requirements.

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.

Non-Business Support Courses

Lower Division Business Core

Upper Division Business Core

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)  

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) (Requires a C or better) 3

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