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California Accounting Schools

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
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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Claremont McKenna College

Claremont McKenna College
The Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Claremont, California
Bachelor of Science in Economics/Accounting

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Pepperdine University, Seaver College

Pepperdine University
Seaver College
Malibu, California

Business Administration Division, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Pepperdine University’s undergraduate accounting program, which is housed in the Business Administration Division, is designed to prepare students for careers in public and private accounting. The program has fewer students as compared to other accounting departments of comparably sized schools, which means students have the opportunity to develop strong bonds with the faculty, both in the classroom and at frequent department-sponsored events. Because Pepperdine University is affiliated with the Church of Christ, accounting majors receive a quality accounting education in an environment dedicated to religious values.

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Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration
Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Loyola Marymount University’s accounting program, offered through the College of Business Administration, is designed to prepare students for accounting careers in both the public and private sectors. Because the skills taught in the classroom align closely with skills needed at the professional level, Loyola graduates have a high pass rate for many accounting certification examinations. Loyola Marymount University is unique in that it houses the Center for Accounting Ethics, Governance, and the Public Interest, which, in addition to hosting accounting-related lectures and special events, ensures that ethics remain a core value of the school’s accounting curriculum.

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