Offered as a major (B.S.)

Build the business.

An accounting major offers excellent preparation for a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or for an accounting career in private, nonprofit, or governmental organizations.

Your courses will focus on financial accounting, managerial/cost accounting, tax audit, banking, capital markets, and quantitative analysis.

The Curriculum

Since the accountant of today must be a “jack-of-all-trades” who can fit comfortably into any business setting, you will receive extensive preparation in both general business and the liberal arts. The curriculum provides a careful balance of practice and theory, and consists of a solid liberal arts core, a carefully selected set of business-related classes, and intensive work in various aspects of accounting. Accordingly, students are also well-prepared for graduate studies and have been successful in passing the CPA exam.


The Professors

Your Future

With the demand for talented accoutants at record levels, our accounting majors have entered careers as accountants, budget officers, controllers, consultants, financial analysts and planners, and tax attorneys. They have been successful in passing the CPA examinations and in accepting positions with the largest firms.

Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Denver
  • University of Washington
  • Becker CPA
  • Cal Lutheran


  • Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co. LLP
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Bank of America
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Fujitsu Limited

Career Paths

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper
  • Management Consultant
  • Revenue Agent, IRS
  • Financial Analyst
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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