University of California, Riverside

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About Accounting

Accounting focuses on the development, interpretation and communication of financial and operational information for effective decision-making. Because entities compete for economic resources, accounting is essential to managers for planning and controlling activities.

 Accountants measure the results of economic activities and report or attest to such activity to investors, management, regulators and other stakeholders. Our courses and related programs are designed to prepare students to begin careers in areas such as audit and assurance, management accounting, taxation, financial accounting, and management consulting. We strive to provide our graduates with an innovative learning experience in which students have the opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge recommended for the accounting and auditing profession as well as other valued skills such as critical thinking skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and strategic self-presentation skills.

The curriculum in the undergraduate accounting program provides many of the foundational requirements for professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).


Resources for Students

The Accounting Society at UC Riverside

Accounting SocietyWith regular guest speakers at their weekly meetings, the Accounting Society at UCR provides opportunities to network with other students, alumni, and professionals in the largest accounting firms. 

UCR General Catalog

The UCR General Catalog features all the information you need about courses offered by the School of Business Administration. Visit the General Catalog website.

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