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Business Administration Division

Bachelor of Science in Accounting


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.

Program Requirements

The accounting program requires 67 units, plus 7 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 IDCourse NameUnitsTerm
Lower Division Courses (24 units)
AC 224 Financial Accounting 4 F,SP
BA 210 Introduction to Microeconomics (GE) 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) 4 F,SP
MATH 141 Probability, Linear Systems, and Multivariate Optimization (GE) 4 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 425 Auditing 4 F
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:

Recommended Course Sequences - Accounting Majors

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the accounting major will be able to:

  • Interpret and apply financial accounting concepts, and describe 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.


  • Establish positive group interactions while working effectively in teams with people from diverse backgrounds.


  • Analyze business and accounting situations in keeping with professional standards and moral values and recommend appropriate courses of action.


  • Engage in professional service.



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