The mission of the Crowell School of Business is to equip students to develop a biblical worldview so as to see business as ministry:
- To prepare students for excellence in leadership in their career.
- To be strong in mind and character, and be able to articulate faith and vocational integration so that they will make an impact for God in this time and place.
- To develop a student's God-given talents and pursue excellence by maintaining high expectations and proficiency in their unique field of interest.
A Bachelor of Science in Accounting is offered upon the completion of the University baccalaureate requirements. The Accounting major requires 51 credits, 24 of which must be upper-division.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students will be able to:
- Technical Knowledge: demonstrate technical proficiency in the accounting discipline, including the use of technical accounting knowledge to help solve problems and make decisions (ULO 1, 2).
- Critical Thinking: demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate alternative solutions to a wide range of business problems by presenting reliable, valid, and logical arguments that drive innovation (ULO 1, 2).
- Technology and Analytical: demonstrate their understanding of the role digital technologies play in the success of organizations and will demonstrate proficiency in the use of digital technologies by solving accounting and business problems using those technologies (ULO 2, 3).
- Communication: apply effective communication, research, and technological skills to accounting and business situations, write professional business documents, work effectively in teams, and prepare and deliver effective oral presentations (ULO 3).
- Spiritual: articulate their knowledge of biblical principles and their application to integrity, humility, and ethical business behavior (ULO 1,2,3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission as an Accounting major in the Crowell School of Business, nor permission to enroll in upper-division business administration courses (Intermediate Accounting excepted). Prior to formal admission, students shall continue to be advised as pre-business majors. The following requirements must be observed:
- Complete, with a minimum of a "C" (2.0) grade in each of the following courses (totaling 15 semester hours), or the equivalent; with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50: BUSN 201 or BUSN 202, BUSN 211, and BUSN 212; ENGL 100 or ENGL 112; MATH 190.
- Accomplish an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all college level course work completed at the time of formal application to the Crowell School of Business.
- Complete all portions of the application for admission to the Crowell School of Business. The application should be filed the semester in which the student is in progress of completing the prerequisite course requirements.
- Meet approval of the academic advisor of the Crowell School of Business. The process may require an interview.
- Accounting majors will be required to fulfill their Biblical Studies Integration Seminar requirement by taking one of the sections of BBST 465 Integration Seminar: Organizational Ethics.
NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.
Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.
See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.
Accounting, B.S. (ACCT)
Accounting, B.S. & MPAcc (3.5 + 1 Program)
|Second Semester of MPAcc|
|MPAC Elective (or summer internship)||3|
|Graduate with MPAcc|
|Total Credits 15|