Bachelor of Science Degree

About Our Program

We provide a practical and theoretical education in accounting, enabling you to make complex business decisions. Great accountants understand that at the heart of any organization, the goal is to make and save money. With Chaminade University’s practical training and a will to succeed, students leave Chaminade University prepared with a timeless skill set that promises to reward.

Accounting students who successfully complete Chaminade’s accounting MBA program also meet the academic requirements for taking the CPA examination. This same opportunity applies for students who have achieved an undergraduate accounting degree from another accredited school who successfully complete our MBA Concentration in Accounting program. We encourage you to explore Chaminade University’s accounting programs.


Civil Service

Through Chaminade University, you can gain experience and at the same time help people who need it.

The FAFSA project involves communication majors and accounting students. Help low-income and immigrant families fill out FAFSA forms, enabling these students a chance at a college education.

Tax Clinics allow accounting students to get work experience with real-life clients, and at the same time assist homeless, low-income or immigrant families.


Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Common to the Majors in Business Administration and Accounting:

In completing one of the business majors, a graduating student will have demonstrated the following competencies:

  1. Written and oral communication abilities appropriate to business-related tasks;
  2. The ability to select and use appropriate quantitative tools, including statistics and management science, for decision-making;
  3. An understanding of tasks associated with career selection, entry, and management;
  4. An understanding of the functional areas of business, including central theories, modes of analysis, tasks, and strategies;
  5. The ability to use integrative and reflective thinking to assess and create business strategy appropriate for organizations in specified business environments;
  6. An understanding of legal obligations of organizations and the ethical dilemmas faced by businesses, along with appropriate frameworks for addressing these dilemmas;
  7. An understanding of information technology as it influences organizational processes and system tasks. Demonstrate the ability to use information technology to address functional business tasks;
  8. An understanding of domestic and global economic environments and their influence on firm-level organizational decision-making and operations;
  9. An understanding of individual and group dynamics in organizations; and
  10. An understanding of the connections between academic work and real-life situations as a result of the Service-Learning experiences.

Additional Program Learning Outcomes for Accounting Majors:

In completing the major in accounting, a graduating student will have demonstrated the following competencies:

  1. An understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of professional accountants;
  2. An understanding of the concepts, methods, and processes of control that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data and the safeguarding of business assets;
  3. An understanding of the concepts of taxation and the impact of taxation on the financial and managerial decisions of business entities;
  4. An understanding of the concepts, principles, and procedures of auditing and attestation services;
  5. An understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their application to business situations; and
  6. An understanding of the preparation, interpretation, evaluation, and use of financial information for business decision making.
Degree Requirements

Perquisite Courses

  • BU 200: Introduction to Business
  • BU 224: Applied Business Statistics
  • AC 201: Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202: Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 201: Principles of Macroeconomics*
  • EC 202: Principles of Microeconomics

*EC 201 will satisfy the Social Science general education requirement.

Major Courses

  • MGT 305: Management of Information Resources
  • MGT 306: Human Resource Management
  • AC 301: Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 302: Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC 303: Managerial Accounting
  • AC 306: Tax Concepts Principles of Taxation
  • BU 324: Quantitative Methods in Business
  • BU 308: Professional Writing and Presentation
  • MKT 301: Principles of Marketing
  • FIN 301: Principles of Finance
  • BU 362: Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
  • BU 416: Career Development
  • AC 408: Governmental Accounting
  • AC 404: Auditing I
  • AC 405: Auditing II
  • BU 469: Business Strategy
  • BU 470: Senior Field Project

Minor Courses

  • AC 301: Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 302: Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC 303: Managerial Accounting
  • One additional upper division accounting course as approved by an accounting program faculty advisor.

Pre-Minor Courses

  • BU 200: Introduction to Business
  • AC 201: Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202: Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 202:  Principles of Microeconomics