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Our department regularly ranks among the top in the country. Linked-In recently ranked our program as 8th in the nation, based on job opportunities and advancement in the profession. As one of only five AASCB-accredited accounting programs in California, and the only one in the Bay Area, we have an influential presence in the Silicon Valley.
Our professors are highly esteemed publishing academics as well as working professionals. The department’s Advisory Board consists of top business and accounting leaders who assist us in curriculum development, seminar presentations, and recruiting, keeping our accounting program at the forefront of the field.
Our Accounting majors commonly pursue careers in tax and audit, while our Accounting & Information Systems majors most often pursue careers in consulting. Non-accounting majors pursue CPA certification after graduation through our intensive Advanced Accounting Proficiency Certificate program, where students can obtain all the necessary accounting units to become licensed.
Our students regularly complete internships and externships, and then accept a full-time job offer well before graduation.
Fortune Magazine listed Santa Clara as one of the top five schools for earning a business degree.
The Department of Accounting recently held their 15th annual Accounting Awards Banquet to celebrate and honor the work of current students.