Accounting

Bachelor of Science Degree

About Our Program

We provide a practical and theoretical education in accounting, enabling you to make complex business decisions. 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.

Curriculum

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