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At Accounting Careers for Dummies we have profiled the accounting programs at colleges across the US. Below is a list of profiles of California colleges:

California State University, Stanislaus

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University of San Diego

University of San Diego
School of Business Administration and Accountancy
San Diego, California
Bachelor of Science, Accountancy; Bachelor of Science, Accountancy/Master of Science, Accountancy

The School of Business Administration and Accountancy at the University of San Diego has been ranked as a Best Undergraduate Business School by Bloomberg Business Week, and as The Best Business School Environment in Princeton Review's listing of the top 300 Business schools. The mission of the Accounting program offered within the School of Business Administration and Accountancy is to create accountants with the skill to compete in a professional environment. University of California at San Diego is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and offers a values-based education in which intellectual inquiry and ethics form the foundation of the academic experience. The School of Business and Accountancy also offers a combined Bachelor of Science, Accountancy/ Master of Science, Accountancy program for students who wish to earn an MS. Accounting majors participate in 'Tax Boot Camps' designed to prepare new Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for tax season by providing hands-on training.

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University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley
Haas School of Business
Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Accounting program at the University of California at Berkeley is offered through the prestigious, Haas School of Business. The Haas School of Business is highly competitive and admission is granted only to top students who excel both academically and through demonstrated leadership. Ranked as one of the top programs in the country, the school has consistently placed 3rd in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of undergraduate Business programs every year since 2003, except in 2009, when the Haas School of Business received the 2nd place honor. The Accounting program thrives by integrating the university's rich liberal arts curriculum with business major coursework, ensuring graduates bring diversity as well as business acumen, to their professional careers. The Accounting program aims to prepare students to thrive in the competitive, global business arena.

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University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco
School of Management/ McClaren College of Management
San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The University of San Francisco is one of the nation's premier Jesuit universities, and Jesuit values are central to academic life, though USF welcomes students of all faiths. University of San Francisco offers two Management school options for Accounting students. The University of San Francisco School of Management offers evening courses for busy business professionals who have daytime responsibilities that prevent them from taking courses during the workday. The University of San Francisco's McClaren College of Management offers traditional full-time courses during the day. Students in each program take classes which cover core Accounting and Business curriculums, and general electives. The University of San Francisco Accounting courses are based on rigorous traditions and support a wide range of diverse students.

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
Leavey School of Business
Bachelor and Certificate Programs in Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce (BSC), Accounting

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in California accredits Santa Clara University's accounting programs, offered through the Leavey School of Business.  Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is ranked as one of the top business programs in the country. Santa Clara University is a Jesuit school which emphasizes intellectual inquiry and student leadership. The business school's seminar series provides presentations on current business and accounting topics from Silicon Valley accounting professionals. Santa Clara University regularly publishes research on accounting, auditing, and tax issues. Accounting students in Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business have mandatory academic advising every spring quarter.

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Sonoma Stae

Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California
Department of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Economics

Sonoma State University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, offered through the Department of Business Administration, offers students small class sizes and a high level of personal attention. Faculty mentor and support students well beyond the classroom, and pay close attention to what recruiters identify as the most important attributes in the college graduates they hire. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredits Sonoma State University's business programs. The university’s business students are connected with local businesses, government programs, and non-profit organizations through their involvement with the program.

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Saint Mary’s College of California

Saint Mary’s College of California
Moraga, CA
School of Economics and Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Saint Mary’s College of California, a liberal arts college affiliated with the LaSallian Roman Catholic order, offers an undergraduate accounting degree through its School of Economics and Business Administration. The program teaches students the technical skills necessary to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensing exam, while also providing up-to-date knowledge about the current standards, laws, and practices of the field. The faculty, which includes many practicing CPAs, offers practical instruction in ethics, communication, and information technology. Because of its central Bay Area location, Saint Mary’s accounting students have access to the active business communities of San Francisco and surrounding cities.

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University of Southern California Leventhal School

University of Southern California
Leventhal School of Accounting Undergraduate Program

The Leventhal School offers a world-class accounting program in all areas of accounting. It is ranked among the top undergraduate accounting programs in the U.S. Just minutes from the financial district of downtown Los Angeles, the school is well known for its strong ties to the business and accounting community. The participation of business leaders in the Leventhal School provides USC's accounting students with top-notch programs and exceptional networking opportunities.

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Chapman University Argyros School of Business

Chapman University
Argyros School of Business and Economics
Orange, California
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The accounting program at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics applies a practical, hands-on approach to financial education. With a faculty comprised of experienced industry professionals, the program teaches students real-world accounting skills with international relevance. Located in the middle of Orange County’s thriving business community, Chapman University provides students with many professional opportunities by giving them the chance to develop relationships with top corporate executives through the school’s outreach programs.

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California State University Stanislaus

California State University
Stanislaus
Turlock, California
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting

California State University, Stanislaus, offers an undergraduate accounting concentration through its College of Business Administration. The accounting program’s faculty aims to provide quality instruction that reflects current developments in the field. By emphasizing the importance of computer literacy, professional ethics, and international business issues, the accounting program offers a well-rounded education designed to prepare students for professional success.

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