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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 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, Wonik Choi, Lisa Eiler, Paul Foote, Bachman Fulmer, Sarah Fulmer, Jianxin Gong, Ken Guo, Mahamood Hassan, Glen Hatton, Randy Hoffman, Jennifer Howard, Wei Jiang, Vijay Karan, Walied Keshk, Margaret Kim, Elisa Lee, Hung-Yuan Lu, Andrew Luzi, Vivek Mande, Christopher Petruzzi, Ephraim Smith, Myungsoo Son, I-Ling Wang, Jie Zhou


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 decision-making 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

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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