At a Glance

Program units

67–69

Accreditation

WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

Accounting Major

APU’s Leung School of Accounting offers an accounting major in which students develop the competence and character needed to become professional accountants and globally trusted business advisors. Beginning coursework provides a solid business foundation, covering accounting principles, business law, international business, finance, economics, statistics, and marketing. Advanced coursework introduces financial accounting, auditing, and forensic and investigative accounting, alongside innovative courses in ethical accounting.

Students learn how to verify the truthfulness of financial reports, provide tax advice, and advise businesses from small family-owned businesses to multinational corporations. Accounting majors also gain an in-depth knowledge of how to manage money within an organization, from the planning stage to success.

The program emphasizes internship placements in local, national, and international CPA firms with offices in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an accounting major if you:

  • Value integrity, competency, and public service as a sacred trust.
  • Learn quickly and enjoy challenges.
  • Communicate complex information clearly to clients.
  • Desire strong career opportunities demanding high performance.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

The Leung School of Accounting also offers graduate-level accounting degrees.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.