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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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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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Accounting and Information Systems (A&IS)

You’ll 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!

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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 program consists of eight undergraduate-level courses that can be taken in our condensed 14-week summer program format or 10-month weekend program. Our professional development workshops and networking events will help you get an accounting job faster.

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 Senior Officers

Undergraduate Accounting Program Admission Inquiries

Jo-Anne Shibles

CAAP Program Admission Inquiries

Executive Development Center

CAAP Program Curriculum Inquiries

Dr. Suzanne Luttman

Center for Accounting Research and Education

Dr. Michael Calegari

Scholarship Inquiries

CARE senior admin assistant

Accounting Seminar Series Inquiries

Dr Yongtae Kim

CPA Exam Inquiries

Dr. Susan Parker

All Other Inquiries

Accounting Administrative Assistant

Accounting Faculty


Siqi Li


Michael Calegari


Yongtae Kim


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



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SCU Accounting Association officers, Melanie Cooper, Andrew Amerio, and Noah Chak recently had a sit-down interview with President Julie Sullivan. They asked President Sullivan questions about her previous experience, most memorable experience so far as the President, plans for the school, and advice for prospective students.

The Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) hosted the sixth annual Corporate Accounting Career Panel Discussion in person on November 2, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

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