This concentration integrates accounting and management information systems disciplines to prepare students for careers in accounting information technology. Offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance , the curriculum focuses on relevant accounting, internal control, and information technology issues. AIS students take courses in database design, networking and data communications, systems analysis and design, and information technology audit, all with an accounting emphasis. Students who complete this concentration enter a fast-growing, dynamic area in accounting. Graduates are attractive to public accounting firms and corporations, and their careers take paths in information technology or internal audit, forensic accounting, risk management, or litigation services. AIS students are qualified to sit for the Computer Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
|Major Core Requirements
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums).
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Accounting Information Systems must be completed with a grade of “C or better”. The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of “C or better”: ENGL 2 , MATH 70 , BUS1 20 , BUS2 90 .
Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment, and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).
Core Lower Division General Education (27 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education (3 units)
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions (6 units)
Complete one 6-unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.
The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ; 12 units) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B /HUM 2A /HUM 2B ; 24 units) sequences satisfy the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see course descriptions for details).
Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.
African American Studies (6 units)
Asian American Studies (6 units)
Chicana and Chicano Studies (6 units)
U.S. History and Government (6 units)
Complete One US1: US History Course
Complete One US23: US Constitution and California Government Course
Physical Education (2 units)
All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses .
Major Preparation (15 units)
Writing in the Disciplines (3 units)
Major Requirements (67 units)
Lower Division Courses (10 units)
Business Fundamentals (15 units)
Business Integration and Perspectives Courses (15 units)
Concentration Requirements (27 units)
Additionally, to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with an accounting information systems concentration, all courses in the concentration must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required in all business classes.
Accounting Information Systems Foundation Courses (24 units)
Required Electives (3 units)
Complete one course from:
Total Units Required (120 units)