The accounting program consists of an intensive four-year major that prepares students for careers in public accounting and industry, and minors that provide both business and non-business majors with backgrounds in either financial or managerial accounting. The program emphasizes critical thinking and analysis and incorporates real-world examples and projects throughout the program.
The program size encourages extensive interaction among students and faculty through coursework, career-oriented events, and social events sponsored by the Pepperdine Accounting Society. In addition, accounting students have many opportunities to meet with leaders in the field and to learn about the profession through discussions with alumni and others.
Pepperdine accounting majors have competed successfully for regional and national scholarships and have accepted internships and full-time employment with major international public accounting firms, leading companies in industry, and local and national governmental bodies. In addition, many of our students have gone on to prestigious graduate business and law schools.
The accounting program requires 66 units, plus 6 units of GE courses.
Please note that in addition to the standard lower division course requirements, pre-accounting majors must also complete AC 310 "Intermediate Accounting I" with a grade of "C-" or better for full admission to the major.
|Course ID||Course Name||Units||Term|
|Lower Division Courses (22 units)|
|AC 224||Financial Accounting||4||F,SP|
|BA 210||Introduction to Microeconomics||3||F,SP|
|BA 212||Business Computing Applications||2||F,SP|
|BA 216||Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions||4||F,SP|
|ECON 211||Introduction to Macroeconomics (GE)||3||F,SP|
|MATH 140||Calculus for Business and Economics (GE)||3||F,SP|
|MATH 141||Probability, Linear Systems, and Multivariate Optimization||3||F,SP|
|Upper Division Courses (50 units)|
|AC 310||Intermediate Accounting I (required for admission)||4||F|
|AC 311||Intermediate Accounting II||4||SP|
|AC 312||Advanced Accounting||4||F|
|AC 313||Cost Analysis||3||F|
|AC 314||Advanced Cost Analysis and Systems||3||SP|
|AC 422||Income Tax Accounting||4||SP|
|AC 429||Seminar in Accounting Theory||3||SP|
|BA 321||Financial Management||4||F,SP|
|BA 355||Principles of Marketing||3||F,SP|
|BA 358||Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business||4||F,SP|
|BA 366||Organizational Behavior (WI)||3||F,SP|
|BA 497||Business Policy, Strategy and Ethics (RM)||4||F,SP|
|BA 598||Service Leadership Project (PS)||4||F,SP|
The above program requirements are excerpted from the Seaver College catalog. This Web page is not an official binding document. To view the actual catalog visit: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/catalog/
Students who complete the accounting major will be able to:
• Demonstrate thorough understanding of, and the ability to apply, financial accounting concepts, and demonstrate significant understanding of other fundamental accounting and business concepts.
• Evaluate accounting and business problems from the perspective of multiple business disciplines and professional standards, then formulate, communicate, and defend recommendations to decision-makers based on those evaluations.
• Produce clearly written, concise business analyses, and deliver clear, well organized, persuasive oral presentations.
• Recognize the importance of diversity and integrate their unique cultural backgrounds with those of other students and with faculty members to develop effective interpersonal and group interactions.
• Analyze business and accounting situations in keeping with professional standards and moral values and recommend appropriate courses of action.
• Engage in professional service.
• Meet the State of California basic educational requirements for new Certified Public Accountants.