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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, Department of

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Department Chair

Betty Chavis

Department Office

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4313


Fatima Alali, Sumantra Chakravarty, Betty Chavis, Lisa Eiler, Paul Foote, Jianxin Gong, Mahamood Hassan, Glenn Hatton, A. Jay Hirsch, Randy Hoffman, Wei Jiang, Vijay Karan, Walied Keshk, K. J. Kim, Hung-Yuan Lu, Andrew Luzi, Vivek Mande, Robert Miller, Jose Miranda-Lopez, Christopher Petruzzi, Mohsen Sharifi, Myungsoo Son, Isho Tama-Sweet, Kim Tarantino, I-Ling Wang


Accounting is often referred to as “the language of business.” Very generally, the accounting process is concerned with recording, classifying, reporting and interpreting the economic data of an organization. These data are important to users, who may include managers, investors and other interested groups. Accounting helps in decisionmaking processes by showing how resources have been used and where commitments have been made, by judging performance, showing the implications of following different courses of action, determining the effects of taxation and providing a level of assurance to investors. Reliable information in a dynamic business environment is necessary for sound decisions concerning the allocation of scarce resources. Thus, accounting plays a very significant role in our social and economic systems.

Programs in accounting are designed for students interested in careers in public accounting, corporate financial management, industry, government or service organizations, and for students who intend to work for advanced degrees in accounting in preparation for teaching and research.

Cal State Fullerton has the only accounting program in Orange County separately accredited by the AACSB International at the undergraduate and graduate level. This assures a rigorous program, a well-qualified faculty, high standards for students and access to an extensive library system and computing facilities.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing degrees in accountancy, business administration and taxation:

Problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Effectively use quantitative/analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a business situation

Interpersonal relations

  • Motivate self and others to achieve group and organizational goals
  • Diagnose and resolve conflict in group and organizational settings

Ethical awareness

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and responsibilities

Functional knowledge

  • Understand and appreciate the principles and roles of each of the major business disciplines and the interrelationships of these disciplines within a strategic framework

Multicultural awareness

  • Appreciate diversity and understand how workforce and market diversity challenge, benefit and influence the activities of the organization

Information technology skills

  • Use information technology to support business analysis and operations

Global awareness

  • Understand the impact of the global economy and business environment

Economic and legal environment knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the economic and legal environments in which business operates

Communications skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to communicate effectively about business issues using written and oral communications

Teacher Credential Program Information

The Department of Accounting offers courses that may be included in the Single Subject Waiver Program in Business. Further information on the requirements for teaching credentials is contained in the Teacher Credential Programs section of this catalog.

Programs and Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Master of Arts in Business Administration


    Master of Science



      Courses are designated as ACCT in the class schedule.

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