School of Accountancy - Undergraduate Program FAQ

Undergraduate Program FAQ

How does your Accountancy program compare with other institutions' programs?

The top ranked Accountancy program at Arizona State University has long been recognized as one of the finest programs in the country. The program provides students with hands-on exposure to real world business processes and strategies. The program is technology rich using the most up-to-date e-business software from major vendors with emphasis on faculty supervised team projects. The accounting faculty are nationally reputed leaders in their respective fields.

What are my chances in being admitted to the Professional Program?

Accountancy is currently one of the most competitive majors in the W. P. Carey School of Business. Applicants are reviewed using a portfolio approach. Among the factors considered are: cumulative GPA, skill course GPA, transfer GPA and institution (if applicable), work experience, demonstrated community involvement and leadership skills, and responses to questions located in the professional program application.

Can I take ACC 231 and ACC 241 at different institutions?

Yes. However, in most circumstances, you will need to have the courses you have taken evaluated by an academic advisor. Evaluation is not needed for courses taken at community colleges in Maricopa County that are aligned with ASU's ACC 231 and ACC 241.

As a transfer student, what is the application sequence to become an accounting major?
In order to be accepted as a W.P. Carey School of Business undergraduate transfer student you must meet the business school transfer requirements and apply to Arizona State University and select a business degree program.

Why do I have to take other business courses in addition to my major courses?

Our program allows a student to obtain a business background so that they succeed within business. Most recruiters are looking for not only accounting skills, but also technical skills, the ability to communicate with others and knowledge of business principles.

Does ASU have an active accounting student organization that I may become involved with?

Yes, there is an active chapter of Beta Alpha Psi , the primary accounting student organization. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.