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Accounting, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Accounting program at Biola University is about a complex, in-demand career — one that requires a high level of technical skill and ethical standards. As a Biola accounting major, you’ll develop the expertise needed to oversee the budgeting, taxes and financial reports for a variety of businesses and organizations.
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Overview

The Accounting program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Biola accounting graduates have a very high job placement record — including placement with the Big Four national accounting firms — due in part to their reputation of being trustworthy, skilled workers.
  • The Biola Accounting Society is a great resource that hosts meetings with local professionals, offers career guidance and sponsors an annual “Meet the Firms” event featuring national, regional and local CPA firms.
  • Accounting graduates can seamlessly enter Biola’s Master of Professional Accountancy degree, a year-long program that meets state academic requirements for becoming a CPA.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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