Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Analytics

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Discover Your Path to a Secure and Rewarding Future in Accounting

Accounting has consistently ranked as one of the most promising job prospects and holds one of the top spots for job security. Now, we are thrilled to introduce a full-degree program that will empower you for a thriving career in accounting and analytics.

Program Highlights

B.S. in Accounting and Analytics (BSAA) is a full-degree degree program set to launch in the fall of 2024. Our program is designed to align with the 2024 CPA Exam and offers students the flexibility to mold their accounting career path according to their aspirations. Whether you are aiming for a CPA career or a non-CPA career in governmental, non-profit, or private industries, our BSAA program has you covered.

BSAA combines traditional core accounting courses with cutting-edge technology-based analytics courses to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in today's dynamic accounting landscape. Choose your path, whether it is business analysis and reporting, tax compliance and planning, information systems and controls, or exploring opportunities in governmental, non-profit, or private industries. The future of accounting is here, and it is waiting for you at Cal State East Bay.

Why Cal State East Bay?

Cal State East Bay stands out as the choice for your accounting education, and here is why:

Career-Ready Excellence

Experiential learning, cutting-edge curriculum, and the latest technologies are the cornerstones of our program.  As a graduate of our BSAA program, you are not just job candidates; you're highly desirable assets. Accounting firms, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations will seek you out for your unique skill set, blending financial acumen with data-driven insights.

Beyond Traditional Accounting

We have realigned our BSAA with the CPA evolution project to set you up for success. Now, you can choose between the CPA track and the non-CPA track. Our program not only equips you with the foundational knowledge to conquer the CPA examination but also hones your analytical skills. Data analytics skills are woven throughout the curriculum, ensuring you are not just an accountant but a data-savvy accounting professional.

Tailored Modalities

Our upper-division courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can choose from a range of modalities, including Hybrid (a blend of in-person and web-synchronous), Web-Synchronous, and Web-Asynchronous options to cater to your learning preferences, location, and scheduling requirements.

At Cal State East Bay, we are committed to nurturing your talents and propelling you toward a successful career in accounting. Join us in this exciting journey and take the first step toward securing your future in the world of accounting and finance.

Curriculum

The following seven (7) lower division courses for twenty-one (21) units are required.

ACCT 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT 215 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACCT 220 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 205 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 110 Finite Mathematics for Business
STAT 110 Elements of Statistics for Business and Economics 

Upper-division courses will be offered in a variety of modalities: Hybrid (In-Person and Web-Synchronous), Web-Synchronous, and Web-Asynchronous to match your learning style, location, and scheduling needs. Core and elective courses include:

Thirteen courses (39 units):

ACCT 300 Business Leadership for Accountants
ACCT 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 321 Auditing I
ACCT 325 Accounting Ethics
ACCT 331 Federal Taxation for Individuals
ACCT 340 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 341 Introduction to Data Analytics in Accounting
ACCT 499 Capstone: Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis
FIN 300 Financial Management
MGMT 310 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 350 Decision Science
MKTG 300 Marketing Principles

Select five (5) courses for 15 units from the list below (except ACCT 335) :
Recommended Five Courses for the Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) Track:
ACCT 370 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit
ACCT 411 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 431 Federal Taxation for Business Entities
ACCT 440 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 442 Application of Data Analytics in Accounting

Recommended Four Courses for the Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) Track:
ACCT 370 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit
ACCT 431 Federal Taxation for Business Entities
ACCT 434 Tax Compliance, Planning and Applied Tax Research
ACCT 440 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Select one (1) additional upper-level accounting course.

Recommended Five Courses for the Information Systems and Controls (ISC) Track:
ACCT 370 Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit
ACCT 425 Auditing and Control Environment Auditing II
ACCT 431 Federal Taxation for Business Entities
ACCT 440 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 442 Application of Data Analytics in Accounting

Students may also take ACCT 335 (VITA - Individual Income Tax Return Preparation) to help prepare Federal and California in-scope individual income tax returns for the community. However, ACCT 335 cannot count for credit towards degree, or substitute for other required or elective courses.

 

Select five (5) courses for 15 units from the list below (except ACCT 335) :

Recommended Three Courses for the Non-CPA Track:
ACCT 302 Cost Accounting
ACCT 342 Advanced Data Analytics in Accounting
MGMT 360 Operations Management

Select two (2) additional courses for 6 units from the list below:
ACCT 302 Cost Accounting 
ACCT 370 Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Entities 
ACCT 411 Advanced Financial Accounting 
ACCT 425 Auditing and Control Environment
ACCT 431 Federal Taxation of Business Entities 
ACCT 434 Tax Compliance, Planning and Applied Tax Research
ACCT 440 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 442 Application of Data Analytics in Accounting
MGMT 360 Operations Management

Students may also take ACCT 335 (VITA - Individual Income Tax Return Preparation) to help prepare Federal and California in-scope individual income tax returns for the community. However, ACCT 335 cannot count for credit towards degree, or substitute for other required or elective courses.

Career Path

At Cal State East Bay, we're here to guide you towards a thriving future in accounting, opening doors to a wide range of professional opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Rewarding Salary Prospects

In the San Francisco Bay Area, accountants are rewarded for their expertise. The annual base salary for accountants in this vibrant region ranges from $61,000 to $108,000. With our program, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a career that not only aligns with your passion but also ensures a stable and rewarding income.

Thriving Demand in California

California's employment landscape is calling for more accountants, and the numbers speak for themselves. According to the California Employment Development Department, the demand for accountants is projected to grow at an impressive rate:

8.8% in California   

15.8% in the East Bay


This substantial growth ensures a robust job market for aspiring accountants, and CSUEB can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to meet this demand head-on.

Diverse Career Opportunities

Upon graduation from our Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Analytics (BSAA) program, you'll be equipped to pursue a broad spectrum of professional careers. Whether you're interested in public accounting firms, corporate finance, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations, CSUEB will provide you with a solid foundation and the resources you need to excel in your chosen field.

Join Our Esteemed Alumni

The excellence of our accounting program is reflected in the accomplishments of our alumni. CSUEB graduates have successfully launched their careers with renowned organizations such as:
• Armanino
• BDO
• BPM
• Comptroller of the Currency
• CLA
• Deloitte
• DZH Phillips
• Eide Bailly
• Ernst & Young
• Franchise Tax Board
• Grant Thornton
• JHS
• KPMG
• Navolio & Tallman
• PwC
• Realize
• Sansiba San Filipo
• Spiegel
• Withum
This is your opportunity to follow in the footsteps of these accomplished professionals, shaping your own path towards a bright and prosperous future.