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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofAccounting


The SCU accounting program is an eminent leader of accounting education and research in California’s Silicon Valley. Our undergraduate program is ranked #2 in the nation by Poets & Quants (based on median earnings of recent graduates); #8 by LinkedIn (based on the success of our graduates), #18 by (based on student outcomes statistics), #21 by (based on key statistics and student reviews), and #44 by U.S. News and World Report (based on a national survey of college officials). We are the sole AACSB-accredited accounting program in Northern California.

About Our Program

We emphasize small class sizes, faculty mentorship, and significant opportunities for interactions with alums and professionals in all stages of your academic career.

About our Undergraduate Majors


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Navigate here to Accounting

Learn about our Accounting Major, which develops your ability to create, interpret, and analyze financial information for business decisions and prepares you for CPA certification.

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Navigate here to Accounting and Information Systems (A&IS)

With the A&IS STEM designated major, you will take all courses required for both an accounting major and an information systems major. Highly sought after, A&IS specialists bridge IT and accounting/finance functions. A terrific combination!


About our Post-Graduate Certification Programs

Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP)

CAAP is designed to help individuals without an accounting background gain all of the skills they need to shift into an accounting career. The CAAP program is comprised of several undergraduate-level courses, professional development workshops, and networking events to help you through the recruiting process so you can start your accounting career right after graduation. *Please note, the CAAP program is undergoing a program redesign and will be on hiatus after the completion of the 2022 Weekend cohort in June of 2023. Please visit our site to sign up for our email directory to stay up to date on announcements regarding the hiatus and future cohort openings. 

Learn More About CAAP

If you have any questions regarding accounting department programs and events, please contact the following individuals:

Accounting Association Inquiries

SCU Accounting Association

Undergraduate Accounting Program Admission Inquiries

Jo-Anne Shibles

CAAP Program Inquiries


Center for Accounting Research and Education

Dr. Michael Calegari

Scholarship Inquiries

CARE Program Manager

Accounting Seminar Series Inquiries

Dr. Yongtae Kim

CPA Exam Inquiries

Dr. Susan Parker

All Other Inquiries

Accounting Academic Department Manager

Accounting Faculty

Associate Professor of Accounting Haidan Li Head Shot


Siqi Li

Accounting Professor Michael Calegari Head Shot


Michael Calegari

Yongtae Kim


Yongtae Kim

Accounting Professor Susan Parker Head Shot


Susan Parker

Beyond the Classroom

Get involved outside of the classroom!

The Accounting Department offers students opportunities to interact with business professionals as well as merit-based awards and scholarships for their academic achievements. Check out our Beyond the classroom page.

Current students in the Leavey School of Business created this Q&A video to share their experiences and to get the Class of 2024 excited about a possible future at Santa Clara University!

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Accounting Program News and Events



2024 SC Group Photo

The Accounting Department celebrated the graduating Accounting and A&IS majors on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at The Hut. Congratulations to our Accounting and Accounting and Information Systems graduates!

2024 AB Awardees

The Accounting Department hosted our Accounting Awards Banquet on May 15, 2024 in Locatelli Center from 5:00-7:30pm.

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