Undergraduate accounting programs

Interested in working with people? Want to make a difference? Enjoy identifying, analyzing and solving problems? Like being challenged by a variety of situations and technologies? Does becoming a CPA firm partner or a CEO sound like something worth thinking about?

If you answered yes to any of the above, consider a bachelor's degree from the School of Accountancy, within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Which degree is right for me?

Choosing an undergraduate accounting degree program is an important decision. The School of Accountancy offers two undergraduate degree programs, each with its own admission requirements.

BS in Accountancy

Offered on the Tempe campus, West Valley campus, and through ASU Online, the Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy is well suited for students aspiring to careers in public accounting.

Public accounting firms encompass a wide range of firms (some international, some national, and some local) that provide various professional services to clients, including audit, tax, and consulting. Professionals in these areas are often encouraged to earn the CPA designation. Specific requirements for CPA certification are available from the State Board of Accountancy in your state.

BA in Corporate Accounting

Offered through ASU Online and ASU Local, the bachelor’s degree in corporate accounting is a Bachelor of Arts concentration well suited for students looking for a strong accounting foundation for a career in a broad range of business settings.

Students enrolled in this program are encouraged to explore the CMA credential (Certified Management Accountant) offered by the Institute of Management Accountants or the CGMA credential (Chartered Global Management Accountant) offered by the AICPA.

Students are encouraged to communicate with admissions advisors, career counselors, and faculty to address any specific questions.

Undergraduate program admission

Once you have decided that the W. P. Carey School is the place for you, we will work with you to make the admissions process smooth and efficient. To begin, apply online to Arizona State University and select the W. P. Carey School of Business as your first choice. There you will find the requirements for admission to the business school as well as instructions about selecting accounting as your major.

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