Bachelor of Science
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Assessing financial operations and ensuring that organizations function efficiently, accountants and auditors prepare, examine and maintain accurate financial records.
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About the Program
The accountant of today is a communicator of what data means and how it can be used to make decisions for the business enterprise. This program provides a careful balance of accounting practice and theory and prepares students for careers in accounting forms or corporate accounting functions.
Classes are scheduled year-round to enable you to accelerate the progress toward your degree without compromising traditional Cal Lutheran standards of excellence.
- Most classes meet one night a week, Monday – Thursday
- Classes are from 6 – 9:30pm
- Five 8-week terms year-round
- Campus location in Thousand Oaks
Academic counselors, faculty and staff are here throughout the program to answer your questions and help solve problems along the way.
Transfer Course Work
You may have already started down the path toward your bachelor's. We'll help you figure out which courses you can apply to your degree.
- No cap on transferable credits - Residence Requirements still apply
- Transfer up to 40 military credits
- Upper and lower division credits from a four-year college are also accepted
Students will develop skills that prepare them for work in corporate accounting, taxation, auditing, and financial planning & analysis.
- Students will learn about accounting and financial analysis in order to:
- Carry out the steps involved and calculations required in foundational accounting, tax, auditing, and financial statement analysis.
- Demonstrate strong financial acumen (including in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and digital analytics literacy.
- Practice principled leadership and demonstrate the capacity for creative and critical thinking in matters related to Accounting and Financial Analysis.
- Students will gain practical experience in order to:
- Plan, organize, analyze and effectively communicate financial statement information and analysis required within the discipline.
- Use discipline-appropriate methods to both create, and analyze, data and materials relevant to the accounting process.
- Support managerial decision-making through the application of commonly-accepted frameworks used by accounting and financial analysis professionals.
- Students will be equipped to:
- Apply ethical principles and practices used in the Accounting profession. This includes, but is not limited to, the principles and methods used in completing a financial statement audit.
- Recognize and articulate individual and cultural differences and their relation to the accounting discipline.
- 78 credits minimum; 54 upper division credits
- 2.0 minimum GPA
- Satisfied Requirements in at least 2 Accounting Discipline Tracks
|Course||Title||General Education Requirement|
|PENG 310||Research Writing for Professionals||ENGL 110|
|PENG 311||Advanced Research Writing for Professionals||ENGL 111|
|PMAT 140||Applied Math for Business|
|STCM 345||Principles of Professional Communication||US Diversity|
|PBS 330||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||Social and Behavioral Sciences; US Diversity|
|MGMT 304||Business and Society|
|MGMT 310||Foundations of Business Law|
|ORG 301||Organizational Behavior|
|Course||Title||General Education Requirement|
|AFN 201||Foundations of Financial Accounting|
|AFN 211||Foundations of Managerial Accounting|
|AFN 301||Intermediate Financial Accounting 1|
|AFN 302||Intermediate Financial Accounting 2|
|AFN 311||Essentials of Cost Accounting|
|AFN 321||Information Systems in Accounting|
|AFN 331||Principles of Auditing and Assurance|
|AFN 351||Accounting Ethics and Responsibility|
|AFN 402||International Accounting||Global Perspectives|
|AFN 431||Intermediate Auditing and Assurance|
|AFN 441||Principles of Individual Taxation|
|AFN 442||Principles of Business Taxation|
|AFN 460||Data Analytics in Accounting|
|AFN 475||Financial Statement Analysis||Experiential Learning|
Accounting Disciplines: 2 courses required, 6 credits
Students must choose at least 2 of the following 3 tracks:
- Business Analysis and Reporting (AFN 482 - Advanced Financial Accounting)
- Information Systems and Controls (AFN 484 - Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection)
- Tax Compliance and Planning (AFN 486 - Individual Compliance and Planning)
What Our Students Say
It was always a big thing for me to not have my bachelor’s degree — with time, money, and work schedules it never really happened for me. Once you have that bachelor’s degree it just opens all kinds of doors for you.