Undergraduate degree programs

Business degree


Accounting is a dynamic field, offering you diverse opportunities in the private sector and in government agencies worldwide. The W. P. Carey business degree in accountancy delivers the critical thinking, team-building, communication, and information technology 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.

Accounting degree courses

The W. P. Carey School of Accountancy works closely with its Professional Advisory Board to create a learning environment that emulates the real world — so you graduate with the best possible preparation for your accounting career. Explore real-world business processes and strategies, including the latest software and technologies, through courses like:

  • Business Database Concepts
  • Business Law and Ethics for Managers
  • Business Project Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Enterprise Process Analysis and Design
  • Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • External Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Internal Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Taxes and Business Decisions

Customize your experience 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply and diversify your skills through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ business clubs and organizations — including Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary and professional organization for outstanding students of accountancy, finance, and information systems.

Applied learning experiences help you add context to classroom concepts, uncover new strengths and interests, and challenge yourself to reach new heights. And there are plenty more ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey

Careers in accounting

The W. P. Carey bachelor’s in accounting prepares graduates for careers in assurance, consulting, corporate finance, financial analysis and planning, public and private accounting, tax strategy, benefits management, venture capital, and more.

Because professional licensure and certification requirements vary by state and by profession, we recommend that current and prospective students review this W. P. Carey licensure and certification document to verify what state and national requirements are met by your program. Please contact wpcareyacc@asu.edu with additional questions.

CareerGrowth*Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Accountants 21.65% $63,550
Auditors 21.65% $63,550
Budget Analysts 15.09% $69,280
Business Intelligence Analysts   $81,140
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Credit Analysts 15.02% $61,080
Financial Analysts   19.81% $76,950
Financial Examiners 41.16% $75,800
Financial Managers, Branch, or Department 7.65% $109,740
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 13.03% $50,440
Treasurers and Controllers 7.65% $109,740

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help you stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

First-year student | Transfer | International | Readmission

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