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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'.

Accounting: The Language of Business 

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.

Highly Ranked Nationally
Rigorous Academic Program
Builds Technical and Professional Competencies

Where Your Success Adds Up From Day One

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.

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MSAA Early Start Program

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.

What does this involve?

  • Undergraduate Students can take three courses worth 9 credits, which will earn you undergraduate credits and MPAC credits:
    • Participate in the VITA program by enrolling in ACCT 3365 (Service Practicum) which is offered in the winter quarter
    • ACCT 4310 (Advanced Financial Accounting) is offered in spring quarter
    • ACCT 4360 (Federal Income Tax 2) is also offered in spring quarter
  • Undergraduates can take up to 20 credits paying a fixed undergraduate fee.
  • These courses will be waived in the MPAC program so that you will need only 36 credits to graduate with an MPAC. This reduces the cost of the MPAC program as the fee is per credit-hour.

Questions? Contact your undergraduate adviser or Chips Chipalkatti (Chair, Accounting Department) at or Ching Tsao (Senior Admin. Assistant)  at for an appointment with Chips.

Albers Helps You Make the Most of Your Accounting Major

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