Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

California State University - Northridge

Accounting is the process by which financial data are gathered, analyzed and communicated for use in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Accounting information is used to indicate the relative financial position of an organization at any given point in its business cycle and to indicate how well the organization has done in the past and how well it expects to do in the future. The demand for qualified accountants exceeds the current supply. Projections indicate that accountants will continue to be in great demand because of society’s concern with financial accountability in both business and government. This option prepares students for careers in either Public Accounting, serving clients professionally in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes and systems; or Managerial Accounting, dealing with the functions of the controller in a business firm, or an institutional or governmental agency; or internal auditing.