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 an emphasis on faculty supervised team projects. The accounting faculty are nationally reputed leaders in their respective fields.

What are the admission requirements?

Please visit the W. P. Carey admissions requirements webpage for detailed admissions information for first year students, transfer students, and international students.

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.

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?

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since BAP's formation. The primary objective of BAP 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.

The Finance and Accounting Career Club (FACC) welcomes all business students interested in professional and personal development alongside our parent chapter, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), a universally recognized professional community of 70,000 members strong across the globe. FACC's mission is to provide members with personal and professional development opportunities through, education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills. The FACC student chapter is subject to the international IMA charter and works in accord with the IMA Arizona Valley of the Sun chapter.