The Accountancy program at California State University Northridge is a very demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, and decision making, in addition to developing the necessary tools to engage in lifelong learning after graduation.
Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.
The Accountancy program at California State University Northridge also develops an understanding of accounting theory, technical procedures, and the professional standards and ethics essential to becoming a successful professional in public, industry, government and not-for-profit accounting. To successfully major in accountancy, students are expected to possess a high level of maturity, motivation and self-discipline. Students are admitted to the accountancy program based on their level of preparation and performance. To enter the accountancy program, students are admitted to the University as Pre-Accountancy majors or, if already attending CSUN, students must file for a change of major to Pre-Accountancy. Successful completion of the Pre-Accountancy major is required to become an Accountancy major. Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in each required upper division course in order to graduate. Student Learning Outcomes Have a conceptual understanding of accounting for external financial reporting, managerial applications, tax planning and preparation, and the attest function. Apply their conceptual understanding to both structured and unstructured problems. Research accounting literature for both structured and unstructured problems in external financial reporting, tax and auditing. Have the necessary knowledge and skills required to sit for a certifying examination. Recognize and analyze ethical problems in practical accounting situations, select and defend a course of action. Effectively communicate complex accounting concepts both orally and in writing. Apply critical-thinking skills when analyzing and solving problems.
Programme Structure Courses included Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Managerial Accounting Business Law I Computers: Their Impact and Use Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics For more information, please visit the programme website.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Upon successful completion of ACCT 350, students may apply for admission to the Accountancy major. At the time of application, students must have successfully completed the Pre-Accountancy portion of the major with a grade of C or higher in each class and maintained both a total and CSUN GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligibility Requirements To be considered for admission as a first-time freshman, you must meet all the standard CSU admission criteria below: 1. Graduate from high school or have the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. 2. Complete the college preparatory subject requirements (a-g course list) with a grade of C or better: English: 4 years Mathematics: 3 years. Algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra Social Science/History: 2 years, including 1 year U.S. history or U.S. history and government Science: 2 years. 1 biological science with lab, and 1 physical science with lab Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year. Art, dance, drama/theater, or music Electives: 1 year. Selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science/history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, or any other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU "a-g" list. International Students All OFFICIAL secondary-school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Your records must include official verification of high school completion. Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. Do not fax translations. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN.