Department of Accounting

Our accounting students enjoy easy access to professors, fostering an environment conducive to making professional connections and pursuing academic growth.

Accounting: The Language of Business

Are you interested in accounting and business? Do you want to study in a city that is a hub of technology, innovation, culture and social impact? Do you want to develop your skills, knowledge and values to create a more just and humane world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be interested in one of our accounting programs at Seattle University! 

As an accounting student at Seattle U you will benefit from the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and holistic education. You will learn from faculty who are experts in their fields and who care about your personal and professional growth. You will engage with small classes, learning communities, and hands-on projects that will challenge you to think critically, creatively and ethically. You will also have access to a variety of resources and opportunities that will enrich your academic experience, such as mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, internships, study abroad, and more. 

As an accounting student, you will also be part of a progressive campus community that is embedded in the heart of Seattle. You will connect with alumni and professionals who work in some of the leading accounting firms and organizations in the region and the world. You will explore how accounting is the language of business and how it can be used to communicate financial information, make decisions, and solve problems. You will also discover how accounting can contribute to social justice, environmental sustainability, and public service.

Accounting is a dynamic and rewarding field that will open up many doors for you. Whether you want to become a CPA, a CFO, an auditor, a consultant, or an entrepreneur, you will find your path in one of our undergrad or graduate accounting programs. If you are interested in learning more about our accounting programs, please contact an academic adviser today. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon! 

Learning by Doing

Through the Accounting Department and the Albers School of Business & Economics, students studying accounting can participate in a variety of experiential programs that provide valuable experience and opportunities to form lifelong connections.

Accounting Mentor Program

The Accounting Mentor Program is one of three career mentoring programs at the Albers School of Business and Economics, which aims to enhance the professional development of students nearing graduation by providing them with career guidance and opportunities to interact with professionals currently practicing in the accounting field.

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Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

Seattle University has partnered with United Way and the Internal Revenue Service to provide free tax return preparation service to the public. 

Beta Alpha Psi

Our chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi organization, Delta Eta, was started in 1973 and has been recognized as a superior chapter within the organization every year since 2001. Beta Alpha Psi is open to all accounting, finance, and business analytics majors or minors.

Accounting Tutoring Lab

The Accounting Department hosts a Tutoring Lab staffed by our three lead tutors with additional volunteer tutors from our highly decorated Beta Alpha Psi chapter. The tutoring lab is a free service for students who need extra help or want to get ahead on their coursework, and provides a place to gather with their peers.

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Professional Development and Connections


ACCA Accredited Programs

Albers’ Accounting Programs are ACCA Accredited, which grants graduates exemptions to at least half of the exams required to obtain ACCA qualification.

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CPA Exam Training with Becker

Albers has partnered with Becker Professional Education, the largest provider of training for candidates preparing to sit for the US CPA exam. The partnership offers Albers Accounting students substantial savings on the Becker CPA Exam review course.

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Networking with Accounting Professionals

The Albers School regularly invites Seattle U alumni and local professionals to come network with accounting students, giving them the chance to learn about local firms and gain first-hand experience on how to get internships and entry-level jobs.