Why Choose Accounting?

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program is designed to prepare students for a career in public, corporate and governmental accounting. Students learn the basic definitions, concepts and techniques of accounting, as well as the role accounting plays in society. Over 90 percent of our graduates are able to start their graduate studies or careers in accounting at entry-level professional positions.

Students majoring in accounting will be able to:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements
  • Identify relevant authoritative guidance to apply appropriate professional judgments
  • Integrate financial accounting reporting with managerial accounting methods to produce data for use in real-world business decisions
  • Explain, apply and evaluate relevant topics related to federal income tax
  • Explain and apply an ethical conceptual framework to address real-world ethical problems

The LMU Department of Accounting organizes the Paul A. Grosch Lecture Series, which brings prominent executives and local business leaders to campus to recount their experiences and share their knowledge on some of the biggest issues in accounting, ethics and global business today.

* The LMU Accounting program has made no determination as to whether meeting California's licensure requirements is sufficient for licensure in other states. If you wish to become licensed in a state other than California, you will need to check with the Board of Accountancy in the state, as licensure requirements differ.