Accounting and Finance Department

Student & Faculty Support Office: SBS D321
Phone: (310) 243-3444

Advising Office: SBS A319
Phone: (310) 243-3561
Fax: (310) 516-3664

This program is geared for students who intend to work in an accounting profession in either private or government non-profit organizations. The program covers subject areas such as general and cost accounting, income taxation, government and non-profit organizations accounting, auditing, and business law. Students graduating with the Accounting concentration may consider professional certification exams (CPA, CMA, CIA, CFM) after completing additional preparation and extensive review.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Students graduating with an Accounting concentration will have opportunities to work at the accounting departments of business organizations, public accounting ICPA firms, government, accounting offices at the federal (IRS), state (Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, etc), county and city government accounting offices.  Students who pursue certification in (CPA, CMA, CIA, CFM) will enhance their opportunities for career advancement and furthering their income.

Minors in Accounting
The minor in accounting provides students with a basic knowledge of the use of accounting information for managerial and investor decision-making. The minor provides a credential to those already working as accountants but do not have a degree in accounting.

Certificate in Accounting
The Accounting Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who already hold a bachelors degree in another area, whether in business, or outside of business, and who now wish to acquire accounting competence. Regularly matriculated students who complete the required courses, or show evidence of having done so elsewhere, with a grade point average of no less than 2.5 may earn the certificate; however, at least four of the eight accounting curriculum courses must be taken at CSU, Dominguez Hills.

Academic and Career Advisement
Concentration and Career Advising are provided by faculty and can be initiated by students to accommodate individual needs. Names of faculty and their areas of professional expertise are outlined in the departmental offices. Students may obtain advice from faculty about tailoring their academic program toward career goals, graduate schools and programs, and career opportunities. Students are urged to consult with faculty on these matters.