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Accounting: Gateway to Business Analysis

The SCU accounting program is an eminent provider of accounting professionals and leaders in the Silicon Valley. LinkedIn ranks our program as #8 in the nation, based on the success of our graduates, while U.S. News and World Report ranks our program as #19, based on a national survey of college officials. We are the sole AACSB-accredited accounting program in Northern California.

Our undergraduate program offers two majors: Accounting and Accounting & Information Systems (A&IS). Students in both majors are eligible for merit-based accounting scholarships in their sophomore and junior years. Our renowned Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program offers an opportunity for college graduates pursuing CPA certification to obtain the accounting units required for CPA licensure.

Our students are highly sought after by national and regional accounting firms. Most of our students participate in internships and externships, and then accept full-time job offers before the beginning of their senior years.

Accounting News

Jim Sepe in his younger days.
2019 Alumnus of the year: Jim Sepe

This year’s annual Accounting Scholarship and Awards banquet was held on May 23rd in Benson Center. At the event, Jim Sepe, Class of 1969, received the SCU Accounting Alumnus of the Year Award.

Professor instructing in front of whiteboard
Business Faculty Recognized as Top Teaching Scholars

Business faculty were honored for outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and service.

Joe Maglione '77 and Brian Dela Pena '01 join the Accounting Department for the 2018-19 year.
SCU Accounting Department Grows by Two

The Accounting Department has welcomed two new faculty members to its ranks this year: Joe Maglione '77 and Brian Dela Pena '01.