The mission of the USD accountancy program is to develop accountants – through the use of personalized, innovative teaching methods developed by faculty who are active in the production and dissemination of knowledge – who have the skills to compete in a diverse and fast-changing global professional environment.

The Bachelor of Accountancy program prepares students for careers in public accounting, accounting within industry, and governmental accounting as outlined in the Accountancy Program Mission Statement stated above.

Students interested in a combined Bachelor of Accountancy/Master of Science in Accountancy program should consult the Graduate Bulletin for program details.

Students in the Bachelor of Accountancy program should consult with an accounting faculty advisor about the courses to elect in order to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, the Certification in Management Accounting (CMA) Examination, graduate work in fields of study related to accountancy, or specific fields of government employment.

The degree program allows students to select an option within the accountancy concentration that fits their career goals. These options allow students to acquire both accountancy skills and skills from specified business fields that are highly related to accountancy. Students should consult with an accounting faculty advisor about their career goals before selecting a concentration option.

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USD's Bachelor of Accountancy program is 1 of only 5 California accounting programs that holds AACSB accounting program accreditation.