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College of Business Administration

About Us

Vision statement

Our vision is to continue to be recognized as a center of outstanding accounting education.

Mission statement

Our mission is excellence in accounting education through teaching, enhanced by research and service. We lead and encourage students and working professionals in developing their abilities to use and integrate accounting information with other information to make better decisions, to thrive in their careers and to continue lifelong learning.

Academic integrity

The Accounting Department is committed to ensuring that students in our program are held to a high standard of academic integrity. Scandals within the accounting profession have shown how a lack of integrity can damage society as well as professional and personal lives. Each student should read the Academic Integrity section in the University Catalog. Incidences of academic dishonesty in any accounting course will be reported to the Director of Judicial Affairs.

Honor Code

The Accounting Department faculty have adopted an Honor Code, a set of rules and expectations regarding honesty, respect for others, honorable behavior, appropriate classroom environment and responsible use of technology. Sometimes, instructors will ask their students to sign the Accounting Department Honor Code form before they take their class. You may access this form on our website.

Accounting program

The Accounting Department provides an education for students who wish to be management professionals with a thorough knowledge of the essential concepts of accounting and a strong background for students desiring professional careers in public, private, government and not-for-profit accounting. Students may specialize in a specific career field by selecting courses that will prepare them for their chosen career (career track).
The total course/unit requirements for a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an option in accounting are 180 units. Accounting courses are taught in the framework of modern business complexity so that the students will develop decision-making skills in realistic environments and learn which accountant’s skills are used to effectively manage an enterprise.
Freshmen should follow the degree requirement evaluation (curriculum) sheet for the year they began taking courses in the accounting option at Cal Poly Pomona.
Transfer students can use the same method (above), but should cross off any courses that had been transferred for credit.  Look in the BroncoDirect “Transfer Credit Report” to make sure your classes were transferred correctly. Additional help is available from the Student Success Center.

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