The mission of the Santa Clara University accounting department is to prepare students for professional success in Silicon Valley and other dynamic business environments, to be recognized internationally for the quality of faculty research, and to foster strong bonds with our professional community.
The Accounting Department shares with the University its fundamental mission to make student learning its central focus. Our goal is to develop superior students who will be sought for their skills, integrity, and professional attitude. We fulfill this mission through our involvement in several academic programs in which we strive to impart the accounting knowledge and ethical values that students in these programs need to understand and use accounting information in their professional business careers. We facilitate our students’ transition from the academic community to the professional community by promoting accounting scholarships, internships, and events that encourage student interaction with practicing accountants.
The Accounting Department promotes its overall mission by engaging in empirically- driven discipline-based scholarship, practice-driven advances, and pedagogical research on important accounting issues that is disseminated to our students, accounting scholars, and the business community through classroom settings, workshop presentations, and peer-reviewed articles. Our goal is to continuously improve the classroom experience and lead accounting thought through a mix of original research and thought-provoking commentary on accounting-related topics.
Accounting Programs Directory
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
CAAP Program Admission Inquiries
Executive Development Center
CAAP Program Curriculum Inquiries
Dr. Susan Parker
Dr. Neal Ushman
Accounting Seminar Series Inquiries
Dr. Siqi Li
CPA Exam Inquiries
Dr. Susan Parker
KPMG Accounting Research Fellow
All Other Inquiries
Accounting Administrative Assistant
Lucas Hall - Floor 2