Make an Impact Through Accounting
Accounting is a vital field, key to the success of large and small businesses, nonprofits, higher education, government, and more. It’s all around us, and with 11 percent growth expected in the accounting field by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, exceptional accountants grounded in integrity are needed now more than ever.
Azusa Pacific’s BS in Accounting aims to do just that: prepare professional accountants and globally trusted business advisors with the competence and character to succeed and bring value to the field based on their high standards of excellence and integrity.
97 percent of APU accounting graduates land jobs before or within a few months of graduation at Big Four firms and top national, regional, and local firms, as well as non-CPA accounting-related roles.
“This is where ‘what I’m good at’ can meet what my passion is, and what I want to do.” During her time at APU, accounting major Katie Crandall ’17 formed connections with professors who helped her discover her passion for forensic accounting, paving the way for Katie to land a coveted position at KPMG in Washington, DC, one of the Big Four auditors.
Ready to begin your journey to become a difference maker? Start the application process.Apply Online
Experience life at APU. Schedule a campus visit and get a chance to meet APU students and faculty.Visit Campus
Accounting Majors Are Equipped for Success
You’ll graduate from the accounting major knowing how to manage and provide counsel on a company’s finances, create and verify the truthfulness of financial reports, provide tax advice, and advise businesses from small family-owned businesses to multinational corporations.
Guided by faculty-advisors who are CPAs who bring practical experience into the classroom, combined with experiential opportunities such as internships at local firms and study away semesters, all taught from a Christian worldview with a focus on ethics, APU accounting majors graduate ready to make a difference in this important field.
APU ranks in the top 25 for CPA exam scores among 80 California colleges and universities.
Stephanie Geter, CPA, CFE, MBA, loves to empower students as they learn about the fields within accounting. Get to know more about her style of teaching and hear how she encourages students to apply their talents through accounting
Here are just a few of the career options graduates of this major can pursue:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA)
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Tax Consultant
- Government: IRS or FBI agent, forensic accountant
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Trusted Business Advisor
Still not sure about majoring in accounting? Check out our other 60+ majors.