School and Ranking Information
Schools in San Jose don't have specific programs in business finance, but they do offer programs in business administration that cover finance-related topics. The majority of schools in the San Jose area are public, but there are several private, for-profit and not-for profit schools as well. Based on its top public school ranking and internship opportunities, the following school is considered a top school for accounting and business finance in San Jose:
- Winner: San Jose State is a 4-year university located in San Jose, California. It offers three Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in either accounting, finance or accounting information systems. It also offers a Master of Science in Taxation or Accountancy.
School Info Chart
|Category||San Jose State University|
|Rankings||#8 in Top Public Schools (2015)**|
|Location||San Jose, California|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,343 (in-state); $18,503 (out-of-state)*|
|Business Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||1,333*|
|Most Popular Business Administration Degree Program Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (1,234 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%*|
|Noteworthy||The university is a research partner of the NASA Ames Research Center***|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News and World Report, ***San Jose State University
San Jose State University
- Concentration in accounting program is concerned with analysis and interpretation of economic data
- The Thompson Global Internship Program allows students to work on projects for the Crown Worldwide Group
- Concentration in finance focuses on the management of money and capital
SJSU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1857, San Jose State University is home to 31,278 students as of 2014. The university is in high regards because of the amount it spends on research funding.
The university offers three Bachelor of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in either accounting, finance or accounting information systems. The accounting option has topics in information systems, taxation and financial auditing. The finance concentration shares similar core requirements, but it has courses in investment analysis and commercial banking. The concentration in accounting information systems is a 120-credit hour program that has courses in risk assessment and network environments.
SJSU also offers a Master of Science in Taxation or Accountancy. Both programs are available to part-time or full-time students. Courses in the accountancy program include ethics, tax factors and forensic accounting.