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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Corporate Accounting and Finance Concentration, BS


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This unique concentration is designed for students who are attracted to career opportunities in corporate financial management. The concentration integrates two highly valued disciplines, Accounting and Finance.

Offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance , the curriculum design develops a basic understanding of the conceptual framework underlying the measurement and communication of accounting data; a technical competence for effectively measuring, and assimilating and communicating economic data, ultimately to make sound financial decisions. Awareness of moral and ethical considerations in business is emphasized along with identifying incentives to grow and keep paced with ever-changing issues, conditions, forces, and ideas. The curriculum significantly enhances the attractiveness of its graduates to corporate finance groups as entry-level hires, and for the long-term, positions them to compete for roles in management. Required courses include four accounting and three finance courses. CFM graduates are able to move seamlessly between accounting and finance careers increasing their marketability in a field that has limitless opportunities.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 35
Major Preparation 17
Major Core Requirements 40
Concentration Requirements 27
University Electives 1
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

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). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Corporate Accounting Finance 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 71 , BUS1 20 , BUS2 90 .

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (35 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (24 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with 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)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (17 units)


Major Requirements (67 units)


Core Courses (40 units)


Lower Division Courses (10 units)


Business Integration and Perspective Courses (15 units)


Concentration Requirements (27 units)


Additionally, to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with a Corporate Finance Management 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.

University Electives (1 unit)


Total Units Required (120 units)


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