As businesses continue to evolve, the need for accurate accounting for these economic changes becomes essential for businesses to succeed. Accountants are the scorekeepers who will measure, observe, and report on the economic aspects of an organization, government, or individual. The accounting discipline studies the decision-making process and theories behind creating and explaining such financial statements.
The Accounting Emphasis will provide you with the skills needed to maintain records that become the basis of financial reports. You will learn to describe how the financial structure and strength of an organization have changed over time, and with that knowledge be able to evaluate the economic status and viability of an organization.
With a degree in Business Administration: Accounting, you will be provided with the skills necessary to work in a variety of careers, such as:
The CUI School of Business is constantly creating innovative ways to encourage our learning in the ever-changing field of business.- Jennifer Powers '10
The School of Business at CUI provides students with a well-rounded education; they teach students not only how to be successful, but how to keep their morals, values and faith intact throughout their career.- Amy Stockman '09
As you research Business Schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. The Concordia School of Business chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with IACBE to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.
CUI is the first school to achieve the new IACBE specialized accounting accreditation, which holds an accounting program to even higher and more specific accounting standards.
This flowchart shows the required business emphasis courses you will need to take to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Accounting emphasis. If you have any questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Business Administration Core
ECO 201 A survey of the scope and methods of the study of economics; the principles underlying the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of wealth; and various economic problems. The systematic investigation of the market structure of American capitalism, encompassing the production and distribution of income, welfare economics and current domestic problems.
ECO 202 An introduction to specific aspects of the economy such as households, firms and markets. The investigation of supply and demand in the product market, the perfectly competitive market, monopoly and imperfect competition and the role of government in private economy are discussed. Attention will be given to economic challenges of the future.
ACT 417 The preparation of federal and California state income tax returns for the individual. The course will cover in detail federal forms and schedules and California adjustments to income. Prerequisite: ACT 211.
ACT 418 Study of the theory and principles of federal income tax law as it applies to business entities. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical framework as well as practical application and planning. Study of special tax considerations pertaining to S corporations and partnerships. Prerequisite: ACT 212.
*one not taken in the core
Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.
Graduates from Concordia University Irvine’s School of Business are putting their degrees to work and excelling in various professional callings and postgraduate studies.
Paul Greive ’07
Founder, Primal Pastures
MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Paul Greive left a steady job to start a pasture-raised chicken farm with his family. The business has found growing success in the past three years.
Ryan Austin ’14
“An Inside Look at Going Public”
Ryan Austin spent his last semester at Concordia interning for The New Home Company (NHC). During his internship, Ryan was a part of an important transition for the company: NHC when it went public.
The value of an education is demonstrated by the success our graduates enjoy upon completion of their degree. Concordia University Irvine grads are respected in the many industries in which they find skillful work. Here are just a few of the places our alumni have recently been employed.
Today's employers are looking for applicants that work well with a team, are good at decision-making and have excellent communication skills. Our Career Services Office, Business Department, and relationships within our surrounding community afford you the chance to practice these skills outside the classroom.
As a Business Administration major, you can combine your business emphasis with an additional business emphasis (dual emphasis), a related business minor, another major (dual major), or a pre-professional program. Opportunities also exist where you can earn a dual degree by studying in Paris for a year or transition directly into our MBA program.
The School of Business offers many opportunities for you to become involved with on-campus events, clubs, and organizations. Our students also regularly participate (and excel) in national competitions with business students from other universities.
Every student pursuing a bachelor degree in business is required to complete an internship before graduation. Concordia enjoys good working relationships with a large number of businesses in Southern California. Below are just a few examples of where our students have interned.
Professors in the School of Business are active participants in helping you reach your educational goals. Our courses are developed and delivered by faculty who integrate classroom techniques with best business practices, real-world experience, as well as a Christian moral, ethical, and value perspective of leadership.
Prof. Andy Grimalda
Professor Grimalda brings a wealth of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur. As a Chief Financial Officer for 13 years, he was responsible for the management of the financial, accounting, human resources, and management information system departments. Prof. Grimalda is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and earned his Masters in Management Sciences from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
Prof. George Wright
George W. Wright, CPA, is the Administrative Dean for the School of Business. His background includes exhaustive, global business experience as a senior executive in accounting, finance, and information technology, as well as advanced degrees in Finance and Accountancy. He is a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator/Trainer focusing on leadership development, change management, and team building.
One of our greatest assets at Concordia University, Irvine is our dedicated faculty. In a small learning environment, our professors care about you—not just your performance—and they cultivate lifelong mentoring relationships with the students they teach.
Learn more about Concordia's School of Business from the student handbook.
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