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Cynthia Eakin
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting
Eberhardt School of Business
Weber Hall Suite 208
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Dual Degree in Accounting Curriculum

In addition to the general education courses required by the University, the Dual Degree in Accounting curriculum requires a set of preprofessional skills courses in the areas of communication, mathematics and economics. Many of these courses also satisfy certain general education requirements. Students study core business areas such as accounting, management, marketing and finance, and in their junior year begin their intermediate accounting studies.  In the final two years of the program students enroll in a mix of advanced undergraduate and graduate accounting courses including auditing, advanced financial accounting, cost accounting, and income tax accounting. 

Preprofessional Skills
Skills in writing, communications, quantitative methods, computers, and economics are basic to a professional accounting education. The exact sequence of these courses taken by students depends upon the results of placement tests in mathematics and writing. All Eberhardt students must consult with their faculty advisors before registering. The following preprofessional skills courses are required:

BUSI 23 Business Communications
COMM 27 Public Speaking
MATH 45 Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
MATH 37 Probability and Statistics
COMP 25 Computers and Information Processing
ECON 53 Microeconomics
ECON 55 Macroeconomics

Business Core Courses
The core course requirements for the Dual Degree in Accounting include the Deans' Seminar (required only for entering freshmen), the junior level Career Development Seminar, and the following courses:

BUSI 31 Principles of Financial Accounting
BUSI 33 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUSI 53 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
BUSI 100 Management Information Systems
BUSI 105 Financial Management
BUSI 107 Marketing Management
BUSI 109 Management and Organizational Behavior

Upper Division Accounting and Law Courses
BUSI 111 Accounting Information Systems
BUSI 112 Computer Skills for Accountants
BUSI 113a Intermediate Accounting I
BUSI 113b Intermediate Accounting II
BUSI 115 Income Tax Accounting
BUSI 117 Cost Accounting
BUSI 119 Auditing
BUSI 157 Commercial Law

Graduate Courses
BUSI 218 Advanced Financial Accounting
BUSI 219 Graduate Seminar in Auditing
BUSI 216 Professional Accounting Research Methods and Topics
BUSI 213 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUSI 214 Negotiations
BUSI 279 Leadership
BUSI 226 Financial Statement Analysis
BUSI 217 Ethics for the Professional Accountant
BUSI 215 Advanced Taxation
BUSI 274 Managing Quality and Productivity
BUSI 281 Strategic Management