Pursuing a career in accounting is a smart choice for several reasons, among them high employer demand and significant earning potential. Many in the accounting profession are also in positions of senior leadership, for good reason. Albers Associate Accounting Professor Dr. Saucedo says it well when he describes accounting being about 'creating useful information so a company can make good decisions for long-term business success'.
Our top-ranked undergraduate accounting program is known for its diverse and dynamic faculty committed to growing your understanding of ethical and purposeful accounting practices. Our rigorous academic program provides an ideal environment for building your technical and professional competencies including teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Our high CPA pass rates are complemented by our multiple paths to meeting CPA eligibility.
With high exam pass rates, our program offers multiple paths to meeting CPA eligibility. Whether you choose to double major, enroll in our nationally ranked MPAC program, or complete a graduate certificate in risk assurance, our dedicated advisors will help you throughout your program and into your career.
The undergraduate Accounting program at the Albers School of Business and Economics offers you outstanding academic support. As an undergraduate student at Albers, you will benefit from small class sizes and connect with excellent faculty who are highly qualified and committed to teaching the skills and concepts necessary for your success. Outside the classroom, you have support from your advisors and the Albers Career Center, in addition to the opportunities to network and to enhance your credentials through student clubs and other activities.
The Accounting Mentor Program was launched to increase students’ interactions with professionals currently practicing in the accounting field and also serve as a networking tool for students and mentors alike.
The Albers Placement Center provides opportunities to bring students together with the business community. The APC provides job search preparation assistance, information on job and internship opportunities, employment resources, and programs that bring the business community to campus.
Join a club for accounting students, such as Beta Alpha Psi (the Accounting Society's honor's club) and the Internal Audit Club, and attend Accounting Department-sponsored networking events with alumni and accounting professionals
Albers accounting students have multiple opportunities to learn from hands-on experiences. Examples include the KPMG/SU Financial Accounting Case Competition, the VITA (Volunteers in Tax Assistance) program, and the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition.
The Accounting Lab provides high-quality tutors (Beta Alpha Psi volunteers) to students seeking help with introductory accounting classes. In addition, it serves as a place for accounting majors to study and socialize. The lab has many of the textbooks used in class and is located within close proximity to accounting instructors.
Seattle University Accounting undergraduates can Early Start their MSAA program. Please contact your undergraduate adviser for more details as soon as possible to make the scheduling feasible. Transfer students are encouraged to contact their adviser as soon as they have been admitted or in fall quarter itself.
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Questions? Contact your undergraduate adviser or Chips Chipalkatti (Chair, Accounting Department) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ching Tsao (Senior Admin. Assistant) at email@example.com for an appointment with Chips.
Our Accounting program gives you the opportunity to work with top corporations in the Seattle area and beyond. Below, find a sample of places where you will find our accounting graduates.
The accounting faculty here at Albers are fantastic. All of the professors that I have had are very engaging and really do push you to succeed. Furthermore, they really do care about your success in school and in your career and are more than happy to meet outside of class to discuss about future career paths, review resumes and cover letters, and just give general advice about the accounting field.McKenna Mau, '19, BABA Accounting