Saint Louis University

Major in Accounting

Offered by the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business 

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate accounting degree options.

Saint Louis University Accounting Program Overview

Accounting is the language of business decision-making. Saint Louis University's accounting program through the John Cook School of Business gives you a strong foundation in both technical and professional accounting, including communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.

In addition to SLU's 120-hour undergraduate accounting program, the John Cook School of Business also offers a 150-hour integrated undergraduate and graduate accounting program through which graduates receive both a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, and a Master of Accounting degree.

Saint Louis University's accounting curriculum prepares you to be actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of financial data, as well as an opportunity to gain credit through an accounting internship and access to Beta Alpha Psi, the national honor society for financial professionals.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Accounting Program

Accounting students at SLU's John Cook School of Business gain a solid foundation in:
  • Accounting information systems
  • Cost management
  • Federal income tax
  • Financial reporting

Saint Louis University's accounting graduates have a long history of success on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Many John Cook School of Business alumni have earned the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants' gold medal for having among the best exam scores in the state. SLU has been consistently ranked as having one of the highest Missouri pass rates for first-time candidates with advanced degrees taking the CPA exam.

What Can You Do With an Accounting Degree from SLU?

In a survey of SLU's most recent accounting graduates, 100 percent reported that they were satisfactorily employed. The John Cook School of Business has a global alumni network of nearly 20,000 graduates. Graduates from SLU's accounting program can pursue career paths including:
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial planner
  • IRS agent
  • FBI agent
  • Risk management consultant
  • Forensic accountant

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.

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