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Accounting, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Atherton, CA, United States
The Accounting degree from Menlo College is designed to prepare a student for a career in accounting. Students study all of the main areas of financial and managerial accounting in order to have a thorough overview of the field, which is complemented by a practical internship experience.
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Accountants track and analyze the financial performance of organizations and provide managers with crucial information for decision making. Recent economic and financial crises reinforce the importance of trustworthy, fairly presented accounting information. 

Accounting majors complete the core curriculum in business (39 units) that is taken by all business students. The core curriculum insures that all business majors have a solid understanding of the totality of the business enterprise. The Accounting degree from Menlo College then consists of upper division courses in financial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, accounting information systems and auditing that total 30 units.  The accounting major can be completed in four years of study.

For students interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you are now required to obtain 150 credits of study in order to qualify for licensure as a CPA in California. The specific requirements as to the fields of study needed to obtain those 150 credits are quite complicated.  Please review the requirements as prepared by the California State Board of Accountancy: Educational Requirements for CPA Licensure (PDF). It is highly recommended that you read the following document, which explains which Menlo courses will meet the State Board of Accountancy requirements: Educational Requirements for California CPA Licensure: Impact on Menlo Accounting Majors. In addition, accounting majors should have members of the accounting faculty designated as their advisors to help ensure that the state’s requirements are all appropriately met.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics 
  • Transition to College 
  • College Algebra
  • World History
  • Discovering Business
  • Multicultural Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Admissions application: You are encouraged to complete the Menlo College Freshman Application to fast-track your admissions decision. You are also welcome to apply using the Common Application.
  • Application fee: $40
  • Personal essay: Please submit a personal essay of at least 250 words addressing your reasons for seeking a college education, expectations of a college education and reasons for applying to Menlo College.
  • Official transcripts from your current high school
  • Official SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of Finance (must show $64,540 in current account)
  • Bank statement or letter on bank letterhead verifying the above claimed amount is on deposit in a current account

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atherton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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