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2023-2024 University Catalog 
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Accountancy, School of

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School Director

Vivek Mande

Department Office

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4313


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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.

Degree Descriptions

The Master of Science in Accountancy, a program under dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting, is designed to provide all students interested in an accounting career with valuable skills and knowledge, along with an in-depth understanding of accounting policy and ethics issues. Specifically, the program helps students: develop the conceptual understanding and technical competence needed to succeed in a professional accounting career; develop effective written and oral communication skills; and gain practical skills and a theoretical foundation in the field of accounting and business administration. Graduates from the program find job placements with governments, accounting firms, local and global firms, and non-profit organizations. The program meets California’s 150-hour requirement for CPA-licensure.

The Master of Science in Taxation, a program under dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting, helps students prepare to enter into or advance their career in law firm tax departments, as well as CPA corporations and government tax agencies. The program provides opportunities for students to acquire advanced tax knowledge, including: the ethical responsibilities of the profession; to gain advanced research skills; to enhance written and oral communication skills; and to learn how to work effectively as part of a team. The program meets California’s 150-hour requirement for CPA-licensure.

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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