B.S. in Accounting
What will I study as an accounting major?
Throughout the accounting program, there will be a focus on business law, mathematics, economics and accounting principles. Some of the topics and course highlights include:
- Corporate accounting concepts and techniques
- The legal and regulatory environment of business
- Strategic management through research
- Digital communication strategies
- Estate taxation
- International trade and accounting
- Supply and demand analysis
- Principles of management in a global environment
- Ethics and faith in business practices
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, most undergraduate students complete 30 credits of biblical and theological studies as a part of their degree program. Learn more about our Bible and theology core.
Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting?
Many career opportunities in audit, tax, consulting, business, government and law await future graduates of Biola's accounting program. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
- CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
- Financial planner
- Financial analyst
- Forensic and fraud accountant
- Financial consultant
In addition, many Crowell School of Business students pursue graduate studies while others have moved directly into professional roles at major corporations. Highlights include:
- Ernst & Young
- Grant Thorton
- Walt Disney
9% job growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for financial analysts is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
Biola's accounting program does an excellent job of preparing students for the workforce. Professors willingly help you in your studies, your recruiting and any other questions you may have.
Accelerated Master’s Program
As an accounting major at Biola, earn a degree in B.S. in Accounting and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) in just four and a half years.
Program-Specific Admissions Requirements
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 accounting courses. The following requirements must be observed:
- Complete, with a minimum of a "C" (2.0) grade in each of the following courses (totaling 18 semester hours), or the equivalent; with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50:
- BUSN 201 or BUSN 202 — Principles of Macroeconomics
- BUSN 211 — Principles of Accounting I
- BUSN 212 — Principles of Accounting II
- ENGL 100 — Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing with Studio OR ENGL 112 — Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing I
- MATH 190 — Business Statistics
- 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.
- Complete the ePortfolio assignment as outlined on the ePortfolio Student Hub web page. Contact the academic advisor for more details on how to complete this assignment.
- Meet approval of the academic advisor of the Crowell School of Business. The process may require an interview.
Schedule a Visit
Learn more about this program by attending an upcoming event for prospective students and parents, or by scheduling a personalized visit.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Attaining a degree from Biola is more affordable than you might think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases — with 100% of incoming undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.
MPAcc Program Chair
- MBA, California State University, Fullerton
- M.B.T., University of Southern California
- B.S., University of Southern California
- CPA, State of California
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
- DBA, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
- MPA, University of Southern California
- MBA, University of La Verne
- B.A., University of La Verne
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Crowell School of Business
- Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
- M.S., California State University, Fullerton
- B.S., Biola University
The Biola Accounting Society
Participating in the Biola Accounting Society is a vital part of making accounting students successful in the business world. Professional development opportunities and highlights include:
- Weekly meetings with local professionals who share their perspectives on the accounting profession, interviewing techniques and resume writing.
- "Meet the Firms," an annual event consisting of panel discussions and a professional mixer. This allows students to talk to representatives from the Big Four, as well as private and public, industry and governmental accounting firms.
- Mock interviews, office tours and social events planned throughout the year.