Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
CSULB Catalog Banner
Print this page Add this page to your favorites Select a font size Select a small font Select a medium font Select a large font
CSULB Catalog Banner
Search the 2010-2011 Catalog


College of Business Administration

CSULB CBA Building

Accountancy - Programs

** The requirements for the BS in Business Administration - Accountancy - listed below are different from the print catalog. The correct version here properly lists ACCT 160 as an optional requirement for the Ethics Core. (5/21/10) **

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to the majors in Business Administration, applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed 60 units applicable toward a CSULB degree prior to the term for which the application is submitted. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.


In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.

1. Lower Division:

  • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (4)

Choose one of the following:

  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
  • MATH 114 Finite Mathematics (3)

2. Ethics Course Requirements:

Choose one of the following:

  • CBA 400I Business Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introdutory Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 400I Business Ethics (3)

3. All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:

  • A. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
  • B. Completion of IS 233, Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3 units), with Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course.

4. Upper Division:

  • A. Take all the following:
    • CBA 300 International Business (3)
    • ACCT 320 Cost Accounting (4)
    • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
    • FIN 300 Business Finance (3)
    • BLAW 320 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
    • IS 300 Management Information Systems (3)
    • IS 301 Business Communications (3)
    • IS 310 Business Statistics (3)
    • HRM 360 Organizational Behavior (3)
    • MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3)
    • MKTG 300 Marketing (3)
  • B. MGMT 425, Business Strategy and Policy (3 units), (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 320, FIN 300, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, IS 301).
  • C. Completion of option requirements.

5. Elective courses to total 120 units. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.

Option in Accountancy (code ACCTBS01) (120 units)

The Accountancy curriculum is designed to meet the general education goals of those entering the accounting profession. It satisfies the requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and may be used to meet educational requirements for the California CPA Certificate. The accounting program develops an understanding of an organization’s management information system on a broad base of general education and business administration courses. The program is carefully planned and rigorous, building the conceptual, analytical, and communication skills necessary to succeed in the accounting profession. It prepares students for careers in all areas of accounting, including the necessary qualifications for professional examinations such as the C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A.


  • ACCT 300A Intermediate Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 300B Intermediate Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 351 Federal Tax Law II (4)
  • ACCT 400 Advanced Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 470 Auditing (4)
  • ACCT 480 Accounting Systems and Data Processing (4)

Take one course from ANTH, PSY, or SOC.