Department of Accountancy
The Department of Accountancy of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is committed to developing accounting graduates with superior accounting and management skills necessary to be responsive to the needs of a dynamic accounting profession. We are extremely proud of our many graduates who have successfully pursued careers in public accounting, industry, government, not-for-profit institutions and general business.
Our curriculum integrates accounting theory with general education. Special emphasis is placed on developing our students' communication, computer, and research skills along with their accounting expertise. To implement this curriculum, the Department has selected experienced faculty from both academia and the accounting profession.
The Department commits its resources in a manner designed to enhance the quality of the accounting program. For example, each semester the Department offers day and evening sections of all of its accounting courses, which allows students flexibility in structuring their schedules.
Student activities are an integral part of the educational experience offered by our program. Unlike other universities, the CSULB chapters of Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Society (BAP/AS) work together to serve their members. Through participation in BAP/AS, students are provided many and varied opportunities for peer interaction.
Besides meeting fellow students, these organizations allow students to interact with accounting professionals through lecture programs, on-site firm tours, community service programs and social functions. This interaction often aids BAP/AS members in finding employment during school (internships and part-time jobs) as well as after graduation.
The strong financial support that BAP/AS receive from accounting professionals augments members' dues and allows the organizations to offer substantial free social events and extensive scholarships to their members.