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 accounting students ranked 28th in the nation for 2014 CPA pass rates for first-time candidates, and SLU’s accounting department is AACSB accredited, an accreditation only shared with 185 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 Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a Master of Accounting degree.

SLU’s accounting concentration requires 18 credit hours of accounting coursework in addition to “ACCT 2200: Financial Accounting” and “ACCT 2220: Managerial Accounting.” Students are then required to select an accounting elective and complete 12 more credit hours of upper-level coursework.

  • 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
Internships and Careers

In a survey of SLU's most recent accounting graduates, 100 percent reported that they were satisfactorily 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.


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.


Proven Outcomes

Preparation You Need to Succeed 

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