W. P. Carey School of Accountancy

W. P. Carey School of Accountancy

The accountancy program at W. P. Carey School of Business is consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Public Accounting Report. Our state-of-the-art curriculum provides you with technical expertise in the field and develops your critical thinking, team-building, communication and information technology skills. The program prepares you for professional careers in public, corporate and governmental accounting; personal financial planning and portfolio analysis; and consulting.

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School of Accountancy
Office: BA 223Q
Phone: 480-965-3631
Fax: 480-965-8392

Demand for accounting graduates is strong, and our close ties to local, national and international firms give you a competitive edge in the job market.

ASU accounting degrees

Degree comparison - BS Accountancy vs BA Corporate Accounting

We offer two undergraduate degree programs in accounting. One is a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, which is offered on the Tempe and West campuses and also via ASU Online. The other is a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Corporate Accounting, which is only offered via ASU Online. The primary difference is that the Accountancy program focuses more on public accounting (audit, tax, consulting), whereas the Corporate Accounting program focuses more on managerial and in-house corporate accounting. As a result, the Accountancy program is more aligned with helping students prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, whereas the Corporate Accounting program is more aligned with helping students prepare for the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) or the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations. For more information, here are the links to the career "Fast Facts" information for the two programs:

The W. P. Carey business degree in accountancy delivers the critical thinking, team-building, and communication skills you need to thrive in your career. All of that, plus close ties with major local, national, and international accounting firms that give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Offered 100% online, the W. P. Carey business degree in corporate accounting is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in management accounting. Focus on managerial accounting as you build a portfolio of marketable business skills, in areas such as strategic financial planning, control, corporate compliance, and decision-making. Addressing the educational needs of students who have an interest in accounting, but no plans to enter public accounting, managerial accounting is the emphasis of this program.

The School of Accountancy prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Since certification and licensure requirements vary by profession and from state-to-state, we recommend that you visit the ASU licensure website to determine if your program meets the requirements of individual state licensures or national certifications, as applicable. If you have specific questions, please send an e-mail to wpcareyacc@asu.edu.