Through APU’s accounting major, students develop the competence and character needed to become 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 strategic management, decision-making, and organizational behavior 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.