Accounting

Offered at the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University's accounting program offers students a strong foundation in both technical and professional accounting, including communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.

 

Accounting degree

Each year, SLU's John Cook School of Business hosts a Meet the Firms Night, giving accounting students the opportunity to network with potential employers.


Major in Accounting

Saint Louis University’s accounting department is AACSB accredited, a distinction shared with only 186 schools worldwide.

Along with a traditional undergraduate accounting major, SLU also offers an integrated undergraduate and graduate accounting program. Through it, you can receive both a Bachelor of Science in degree in accounting and a Master of Accounting degree.

SLU’s accounting major requires 21 credits of accounting coursework in addition to “ACCT 2200: Financial Accounting” and “ACCT 2220: Accounting for Decision Making.” Students are then required to complete 18 more credits of upper-level accounting coursework and three credits of an advanced Excel course. 

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses used to fulfill major requirements. In addition, a minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA is a prerequisite for all 3000- and 4000-level accounting courses.

Highlighted Courses
  • ACCT 3110: Financial Reporting I
  • ACCT 3220: Cost Management
  • ACCT 4110: Financial Reporting II
  • ACCT 4250: Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 4300: Federal Income Tax I
  • ACCT 4300: Auditing
  • ITM 2500: Spreadsheet and Database Productivity
Internships and Careers

In a survey of SLU's most recent accounting graduates, 100 percent reported that they were either in a graduate program or  employed. Graduates from SLU's accounting program can pursue many career paths, including auditor, budget analyst, financial planner, IRS agent, FBI agent, risk management consultant or forensic accountant.

Faculty

SLU’s accounting faculty provide a challenging, high-quality educational experience. Faculty members are academically prepared in their field of accounting and many have professional experience in a variety of work settings.

  • Debbie Barbeau, MACC
  • Scott Duellman, Ph.D.
  • Denise Guithues-Amrhein, Ph.D.
  • Helen Hurwitz, Ph.D.
  • Neil Jansen, MPAcc
  • John McGowan, Ph.D.
  • Debbie Pike, MBA
  • Ananth Seetharaman, Ph.D.
  • Yan Sun, Ph.D.
  • Weimin Wang, Ph.D.
  • Xu (Frank) Wang, Ph.D.
  • Carolyn Westfall, Ph.D.
Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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Minor in Accounting

In addition to their chosen major, students may also complete the accounting minor. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all accounting courses used to fulfill the minor and must have a minimum SLU GPA of 2.7 to enroll in 3000 or 4000 level accounting courses.

Students are required to take the following courses:

  • ACCT 2200: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2220: Accounting in Decision Making
  • ACCT 3110: Financial Reporting I

Students then select three courses from the following:

  • ACCT 3220: Cost Management
  • ACCT 4110: Financial Reporting II
  • ACCT 4250: Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 4300: Federal Income Tax I

Proven Outcomes

Preparation You Need to Succeed 

SLU accounting graduates have a long history of success on the CPA exam, with students earning the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants's Elijah Watt Sells award for outstanding performance across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.