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Master of Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Accounting Dual Degree Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 150 units with a Pacific cumulative and school/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of science in accounting degree.  Students must each a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate courses to earn the master of accounting degree.

Admission to the Dual Degree Program

Current Pacific students, or admitted transfer students who have completed the Junior Core with a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 Accounting GPA are eligible to begin the dual degree program. Students receiving a C- or below in any of the Junior Core courses do not qualify for admission into the dual degree program. The Junior Core consists of:

ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
MATH 037Introduction to Statistics and Probability4
MATH 045Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus4
BUSI 023Business Communications4
BUSI 031Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUSI 033Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUSI 100Management Information Systems4
BUSI 105Financial Management4
BUSI 113AIntermediate Accounting I4
BUSI 113BIntermediate Accounting II4

Students should apply for admission into the dual degree program at the beginning of the spring semester of their junior year.  

I. General Education Requirements (for students starting as Freshmen):

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from IC and IIIC.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfers only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)

Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Pre-professional Skills Requirements

Advanced Writing
Select one of the following:4
Business Communications
English 25 *
Public Speaking
COMM 027Public Speaking *3
Mathematics
MATH 045Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus *4
MATH 037Introduction to Statistics and Probability4
Computer Literacy
COMP 025Computers and Information Processing *4
Economics
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics *4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy *4

*These courses are also part of the Pacific General Education Program, and can be counted toward the University General Education requirements.

V. Core Requirements

BUSI 010Dean's Seminar1
BUSI 031Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUSI 033Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUSI 053The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business4
BUSI 100Management Information Systems4
BUSI 105Financial Management4
BUSI 107Marketing Management4
BUSI 109Management and Organizational Behavior4
BUSI 110Career and Development Seminar1

Note: 1) BUSI 274 below is substituted for BUSI 104. 2) BUSI 281 below is substituted for  BUSI 181.

VI. Accounting Requirements

BUSI 111Accounting Information Systems4
BUSI 113AIntermediate Accounting I4
BUSI 113BIntermediate Accounting II4
BUSI 115Tax Accounting4
BUSI 117Cost Accounting4
BUSI 119Auditing4
BUSI 157Commercial Law4
Electives - May be undergraduate and/or graduate courses10-17


VII. Master of Accounting Requirements

BUSI 213Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
BUSI 215Taxation of Business Entities3
BUSI 216Professional Accounting Research3
BUSI 217Ethics for Professional Accountants3
BUSI 218Advanced Financial Accounting Graduate Level3
BUSI 219Graduate Auditing Seminar3
BUSI 226Financial Statement Analysis3
BUSI 227Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation3
BUSI 228Supply Chain Financial Management3
BUSI 277Management Skills3
BUSI 281Strategic Management3

Master of Accounting

Students must complete a minimum of 30 units with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the Master of Accounting degree. 

I. Course Requirements

BUSI 213Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
BUSI 215Taxation of Business Entities3
BUSI 216Professional Accounting Research3
BUSI 217Ethics for Professional Accountants3
BUSI 218Advanced Financial Accounting Graduate Level3
BUSI 219Graduate Auditing Seminar3
BUSI 226Financial Statement Analysis3
BUSI 227Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation3
BUSI 228Supply Chain Financial Management3
BUSI 277Management Skills3
BUSI 281Strategic Management3