Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) program equips future servant-leaders in the accounting field who can transform business and society. Currently, California’s growth rate for accountants is well above the national average. It is the top state in the nation for the highest number of accounting jobs. Moreover, the Bay Area is one of the top 10 metro areas in the country for the highest paying jobs in the field of accounting. Thus, the demand for competent accounting professionals in California is expected to remain above average for the foreseeable future.



Jessup’s undergraduate program in accountancy develops the next generation of CPAs, corporate controllers, finance directors, CFO’s, etc. who will have a positive impact for Christ as transformational professionals in an ever expanding, exciting industry. A 3.5 year accounting degree, the BAcc surpasses state requirements to sit for the CPA exam and can be combined with the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree. Both can be completed in only 4.5 years—and this also meets the CPA 150 unit requirement for licensure. 

Our program learning outcomes (PLO’s) focus on four major areas necessary to be principled and highly competent accountants: professional ethics, tax planning and preparation, financial reporting, and auditing. While most graduates end up specializing in one of these in the public, private, or government sectors, they will have a strong foundation in all these majors areas and be more employable as aspiring CPAs. Students in the BAcc program will also have a competitive advantage in earning well-paid internships with top-tier CPA firms and businesses.

  • Articulate and apply scriptural and professional ethics in a variety of situations which require sound and principled decisions in the field of accounting.
  • Prepare federal tax returns for individuals and business owners/organizations in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
  • Critically analyze and prepare the major financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of owners’ equity, and the statement of cash flows) for a business/organization.
  • Understand the fundamental procedures and processes necessary to successfully plan and conduct an effective audit of a company’s/organization’s financial statements.
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized mentoring and coaching
  • 3.5 year, in-demand, specialized degree program
  • Graduates are CPA exam eligible 
  • Seamless pathway into our 1-year MAcc program
  • Stellar accounting internships 
  • Faith-integrated, industry-relevant curriculum

Program Courses

  • Major Courses (21 Units)
    • BUS100 | Introduction to Business
    • BUS140 | Management & Organizational Behavior
    • BUS242 | Personal Finance
    • BUS260 | Business Law
    • BUS320 | Marketing
    • BUS342 | Financial Management
    • BUS498 | Strategic Management
  • Core Courses (30 units)
    • ACCT201 | Accounting Ethics
    • ACCT245 | Financial Accounting
    • ACCT246 | Managerial Accounting
    • ACCT343 | Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACCT344 | Intermediate Accounting II
    • ACCT441 | Auditing
    • ACCT442 | Federal Tax I (Individual)
    • ACCT443 | Federal Tax II (Business)
    • ACCT445 | Forensic Accounting
    • ACCT475 | Accounting Internship

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

John Bramow, MSA, CPA (inactive)

Lead Faculty, Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), Assistant Professor

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If you aspire to become a CPA and make a difference as a highly competent and principled accounting professional, then the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degree is for you. This 3.5 year program is industry-relevant and you can combine the BAcc with the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree at Jessup to meet the 150-unit requirement for licensure. It is one of the most accelerated and effective pathways to become a CPA! – Manuel Salazar III, EdD, MBA, CPA


John Bramow, MSA, CPA (inactive)

Lead Faculty, Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), Assistant Professor

Manuel Salazar III, Ed.D., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Associate Dean - School of Business; MAcc Director


Kent Meyer, PhD, JD, MBA

Adjunct, Accounting


To talk more about your career and how Jessup can help prepare you for a rewarding future, connect with an admissions counselor today.


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