Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Business Administration, Joint Emphasis in Accounting and Information Systems, B.A.


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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration


(120 UNITS)

Admission to the Business Administration Major


Admission to the Business Administration major involves two steps. Students who apply to the major are initially classified as Pre-Business. After completing the lower-division core requirements with a “C” (2.0) or better, students may apply to the Business Administration major.

All of the following requirements must be met for the degree. Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each core course listed below. For assistance in interpreting these requirements, contact the Business Advising Center.

Required Joint Emphasis Courses (30 units)


See listing of joint emphasis requirements below.

Global Business Requirement


Complete one three-unit course in the area of Global Business. The course must be selected from the list of Approved Global Business Courses and may not be a course in your concentration. The approved list is available in the Business Advising Center.

Other Requirements, Grades and Residence


Grade-Point Average (GPA). Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in all college level units attempted, in all units attempted at CSUF, in all units attempted in the major and in all units attempted in the concentration. Earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each core course and in each of the following concentrations: Accounting, Information Systems and Management Science. A “C-” (1.7) or lower is not a passing grade.

Grade option. Take all required core courses and all required concentration courses in the College of Business and Economics for a letter grade (A,B,C,D,F). The Credit/No Credit grading option may not be used for these courses, and a grade of CR (credit) will not satisfy the  requirements for the degree. Exception: Courses in calculus may be taken under the Credit/No Credit grading option; however, if it is also taken to meet general education requirements then it must be taken for a letter grade.

Residence. At least 30 units in the major and at least one-half of the units in the concentration (except Accounting, which requires 15) must be taken in residence in the College of Business and Economics; at least 15 of the last 24 units before graduation must be taken in residence in the College of Business and Economics.

Additional Information


Required of business majors with a concentration in economics

May be taken by business majors, in lieu of ECON 315 

* Accounting concentration and Joint Emphasis in Accounting and Information Systems students are exempt from this course

Joint Emphasis in Accounting and Information Systems (30 units)


The Accounting and Information Systems joint emphasis brings together the skill sets of two interdependent disciplines that are experiencing rapid change and growth. Many traditional accounting functions are now embodied in information systems. Today’s accounting professionals will benefit from more extensive education in general and specialized education in aspects of information systems, including information technology, database management, information security and privacy, and enterprise-wide integrated business process systems. Similarly, today’s information systems professionals will benefit from a strong education in accounting when analyzing, designing and developing business systems. The program prepares students for specialized careers in accounting, auditing, consulting, business analysis and management.

Total (120 units)


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