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  1. Department of Accounting and Information Systems Ernst & Young Seminar in Professional Leadership Community College Outreach 1

  2. About CSUN • Nearly 36,000 students • 1900 faculty members • 2100 staff members • Degrees offered: • 64 bachelor’s • 50 master’s

  3. College of Business and Economics • Over 6600 students • 12 undergraduate areas of study • 2 graduate programs • One of the top ten largest Business Schools in the country. • Has a great reputation with area businesses

  4. Accounting and Information SystemsDegree Programs • Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy • Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems • Option in Information Technology • Option in Business Systems • Minor in Information Systems • Double Major in Accounting and Information Systems

  5. Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy

  6. Careers in Accounting • Public & Private • Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Financial Planner. • Treasurer, Partner, CFO, Controller. • Other Careers • Business Manager, Human Resources, Business Advisement, Consulting.

  7. Benefits of the CSUN Accounting Program • Accredited by the AACSB • Represents highest standard of achievement for business schools • Top 3 Recruited Schools in SoCal • CSUN, USC, UCLA • Top 3 in CPA exam pass rates • CSUN, USC, Berkeley

  8. Salaries for Accounting Grads • Wages • $45k - $60k as a Staff 1 at a public firm • Partners make $250k - $1 million • Overtime Pay • Big 4 don’t pay overtime • Midsize & small firms pay overtime • Internships • Same wage as Staff 1 accountant

  9. Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy4 - 5 Semesters at CSUN • 61 total units at CSUN • Upper Division Business Core • 8 classes: BLAW, FIN, MKT, . . . • 300 & 400 Level Accounting Courses • 9 classes: Intermediates, Cost, Tax, Audit . . . • Upper Division GE • 3 classes: Psychology, Communications, Philosophy . . . • Accounting Elective • 1 class: 400 level taken in senior year

  10. Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems

  11. What is Information Systems • The study and use of computer hardware, software, and networks to provide solutions to business related problems.

  12. IS Careers are 5 of the top 15Fastest Growing Jobs in the US, 2006-16 [Numbers in thousands] Source: US Department of Labor Bureau

  13. Salaries for Information Systems Grads

  14. Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with options in: • Information Technology • More Computer Science and Programming Focused • Business Systems • More Business and Advanced IS Focused

  15. Minor in Information Systems • The Information Systems Minor is for: • Students within the College of Business and Economics in the BSA, BSBA, or BAE programs. • Students throughout the University majoring in programs such as Communications, Geography, Graphic Design, Engineering, Health Science, Kinesiology, or Journalism. • 21 units of business and IS courses. • Only 12-15 more units for other business majors.

  16. Accounting and IS Double Major • All accounting firms are in need of graduates with both degrees! • Only 17 more units to get two degrees and two diplomas! • Applies to 150 unit requirement towards attaining CPA • You will be very marketable now and in the future! • IT Auditor: $67,000 – $94,250

  17. Transferring to CSUN Accounting and Information Systems Programs • Accounting: start out in Pre-Accounting • Information Systems: declare major right away • Prerequisites for taking ALL 400 level courses • BUS 302/L (Business Gateway Course and Lab) • Classroom and test lab • Must be currently enrolled to take 300 level • Must pass to take 400 level • UDWPE (Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam) • Apply for date and time • Costs $20

  18. Student Organizations • Accounting Association (AA) • Management Information Systems Association (MISA) • Beta Alpha Psi (BAY)

  19. Presents students with more information about the accounting profession and the skills needed to become successful. • Provides students the opportunities to become acquainted with potential employers. • Prepares students in making the transition from academia to industry.

  20. Management Information Systems Association • Guest speakers working in the IS field • Keep students informed of job openings, internships, mock interviews, firm tours • Network with IS professionals, fellow students, and professors • Helps you launch a successful career • Visit www.csunmisa.org

  21. BETA ALPHA PSICSUN’s Epsilon Chi Chapter • Honors Association for students in Accounting • Networking opportunities • Technical meetings with guest speakers from the field • Candidate Status: • Declared a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems • Completed at least one year of collegiate courses • Transfer GPA of at least 3.5

  22. Points of Pride • EY Center for Careers in A&IS: • Ernst & Young has given our Department a million dollars to have a Career Center just for Accounting and IS majors! • Meet the Firms: • Every semester we have a job fair just for our Department with over 50 employers looking to hire our grads! • Spring Awards Banquet: • Each spring our department gives out over 50 scholarships/awards to our students sponsored by businesses, organizations, and individuals who believe strongly in our programs. The average award is $750!

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