Accounting Curriculum

This is an example of a possible guideline for on-time graduation from Menlo College. For full requirements and prerequisites, please refer back to degree checklists or the course catalog. Students must also pass the English Proficiency Exam in order to graduate.

“The best thing about teaching at Menlo? Taking advantage of the small campus and class sizes to get to know the students on a personal level and help guide them as they begin their professional careers.”
— Jack Klingler Professor of Accounting

Freshman - Fall (15-16 credits)

  • English(3) [1]
  • Mathematics (3) [2]
  • MGT 101 (3)
  • Social Science (3) [3]
  • Foreign Language 101 (3) or HIS 111 (3)
  • MIS 100 (1) (or spring)

Freshman - Spring (15-17 credits)

  • English(3) [4]
  • Mathematics (3) [5] (if needed)
  • Social Science (3) [3]
  • Foreign Language 102 (4) or HIS 112 (3)
  • Natural Science (4) [6] or Literature 150 (3) or Humanities (3) [7]
  • MIS 100 (1) (or fall)
  • Study Skills (STS) 150 (1)

Sophomore - Fall (15 - 18 credits)

  • MTH 102 (3) (if needed)
  • ENG 102 (3) (if needed)
  • ECO 200 (3)
  • ACC 201 (3)
  • Foreign Language 101 (3) or HIS 111 (3)
  • MTH 251 (3) or MGT 206 (3)
  • Natural Science (4) [6] / Literature (3) [8] / Humanities (3) [7]

Sophomore - Spring (15 - 18 credits)

  • ECO 201 (3)
  • ACC 202 (3)
  • Foreign Language 102 (4) or HIS 112 (3)
  • MTH 251 (3) or MGT 206 (3)
  • Natural Science (4) [6] / Literature (3) [8] / Humanities (3) [7]
  • Elective (1-3)

Junior - Fall (15 - 18 credits)

  • ACC 301 (3)
  • ACC 311 (3) 
  • ACC 321 (3) [10]
  • FIN 320 (3)
  • MKT 316 (3)
  • Elective (1-3)

Junior - Spring (15 - 18 credits)

  • ACC 302 (3)
  • ACC 322 [10]
  • MGT 317 (3)
  • MCM 333 (3)
  • IMG 300 (3)
  • Elective (1-3)

Summer (6 credits)

  • ACC 499 - ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP

Senior - Fall (15 credits)

  • ACC 312 (3)
  • ACC 410 (3)
  • ACC 499 (3) (or summer)
  • MGT 327 (3)
  • MGT 313 (3)
  • Multicultural Issues (3) [9]

Senior - Spring (15 credits)

  • MGT 400 (3) or MGT 401 (3)
  • ACC 420 (3)
  • ACC 499 (3) (or summer)
  • Literature (3) [8] / Humanities (3) [7]
  • Elective (3)
  • 1 ENG 101 or ENG 099 depending on placement test score
  • 2 MTH 102 or MTH 101 or MTH 090 depending on placement test score
  • 3 MCM 151 or POL 150 or PSY 101 or SSC 150
  • 4 ENG 101 or ENG 102 depending on fall placement
  • 5 MTH 101 or MTH 102 depending on fall placement
  • 6 AST 150 or BIO 101 or BIO 130 or CHM111 or PSC 160
  • 7 ART (numbered 150 or higher) or HIS or HUM or LIT or PHI or MCM 300
  • 8 LIT 150 or LIT 300 or LIT 301 or LIT 302 or LIT 303 or LIT 304
  • 9 HUM 307 or HUM 311 or MCM 308 or MGT 325
  • 10ACC 322 should also be taken in order to meet the CPA licensure requirements (see below)

Students Interested in a Career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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. 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)

To fully understand how these requirements apply to you, please read the following document explaining which Menlo courses will meet the State Board of Accountancy requirements. Please note that 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.

Educational Requirements for California CPA Licensure Impact on Menlo Accounting Majors (PDF)