Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Accounting – Business Administration Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) with 18 Lower-Division Units (2021) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Business Administration (VERSION 2.0, established Spring 2021). 18 units in the major [ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 110, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102] and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 units                                    

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not met pre-transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AS-T in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.

BS in Business Administration: Concentration in Accounting major:  48-51 units

ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 110, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102 met in transfer.

  • Prerequisites (0-3 units):  ISYS 263 if not met in transfer. See Note 1 regarding advisor approval for possibly applying these units to the Concentration requirement.
  • Upper-division core courses for Business majors (27 units)
  • Concentration (21 units) – ACCT 301, ACCT 302, ACCT 305; two Concentration Requirements; and Two Concentration Electives

University Electives: 3 or more units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and in the major.  

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ACCT 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (Major Concentration) 3
BUS 300GW Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR (Major Core) 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems (Major Prerequisite, D1, GP) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (Major Core) 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
Second Semester
ACCT 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Major Concentration) 3
FIN 350 Business Finance (Major Core) 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (Major Core, UD-D) 3
ACCT 307 Accounting Information Systems (Major Core) 3
Select One (UD-C, USH, USG/CSLG): 3
The U.S. Constitution to 1896 (AERM, SJ)
The U.S. Constitution Since 1896 (AERM, SJ)
Third Semester
ACCT 305 Cost Accounting (Major COncentration) 3
DS 412 Operations Management (Major Core) 3
Concentration Requirements (6 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society (Major Core) 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management (Major Core) 3
Concentration Electives (6 units) - Take Two 2 6
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

Concentration Requirements (6 units)

Select Two:
ACCT 501 Advanced Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 504 Government and Non-Profit Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 506 Auditing (3 units)
ACCT 508 Federal Tax Accounting I (3 units)
ACCT 514 Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Accounting (3 units)


Concentration Electives (6 units)

Select two courses not already used to satisfy the concentration requirements:
ACCT 320 Legal Aspects of Business Transactions (3 units)
ACCT 501 Advanced Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 504 Government and Non-Profit Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 506 Auditing (3 units)
ACCT 507 Information Systems Auditing (3 units)
ACCT 508 Federal Tax Accounting I (3 units)
ACCT 509 Federal Tax Accounting II (3 units)
ACCT 513 International Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 514 Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 517 Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibilities (3 units)
ACCT 518 Accounting Fraud Examination (3 units)
ACCT 531 Fundamentals of Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (3 units)
ACCT 551 Principles of Internal Auditing (3 units)