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Department of Accountancy
The Craig School of Business
GARO KALFAYAN, Chair
Peters Business Building, Room 284
The faculty of the Department of Accountancy comprises individuals of varied academic and business experience backgrounds. They are specialists in the areas of financial accounting, taxation, cost and managerial accounting, auditing, international accountancy, forensic accounting, and accounting information systems. Their accumulation of academic preparation and business experience qualifies them to teach both the theoretical and practical applications of accounting.
Garo Kalfayan, Chair
Dennis M. Baker
Robert M. Harper
Patricia L. Huff
John P. Osborn
Ali A. Peyvandi
Benjamin Y. Tai
The Department of Accountancy offers an option in accounting within the Bachelor of Science in the Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy. The undergraduate qualifies students for, and the master's program further prepares students for, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exams.
A wide variety of professional business opportunities are available to graduates of the Department of Accountancy. The accountancy option prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in all areas of accounting. Alumni of the Department of Accountancy are found in leadership positions locally, in other areas of California, and throughout the United States. Many of our graduates are currently partners in public accounting firms, officers in corporations, executives in governmental agencies, and successful entrepreneurs.
In conjunction with the department, the University Business Center (located within the school) offers a CPA Review course. This course is designed to meet the needs of the serious CPA candidate and thoroughly covers all exam areas.
To find out more about career opportunities, students should consult with the faculty in the department. In addition, students with career-related questions are encouraged to contact the Office of Career Services. Services include career counseling by career information specialists and professional assistance to students and graduates seeking full-time or part-time positions.