Welcome to the Department of Accounting

At the heart of the Accounting Department is a deep commitment to building strong relationships with our students.

About the Accounting Department

We believe that you have the potential to do something great, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Our faculty members are experienced professionals in the field of accounting and are here to provide guidance, encouragement, and support. Whether you're interested in public accounting, corporate finance, or pursuing an advanced degree, the Accounting Department will prepare you to do something great in the world of accounting.

Accounting Advisory Council

Information on the Accounting advisory Council

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Why Study Accounting at CWU?

Our programs prepare you for a wide range of career paths in public accounting, corporate finance, government, and nonprofit organizations. We offer both traditional and online programs, providing you with the flexibility needed to balance an education with other commitments. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's dynamic and complex business environment.

"Central’s College of Business allowed me to be in a great position to succeed in transitioning into the job market by offering a vigorous curriculum that allowed me to develop both soft and hard skills that are applicable in a workplace environment." - Ruben Ramirez graduated in 2018 with a BS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance. He now works for Boeing.

Degree Options

In the Accounting Department, you will learn accounting principles and practices, as well as essential skills in critical thinking and decision-making.

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information.


Industry Expertise

Accounting Advisory Council, made up of professionals in the accounting industry, serves as a bridge between the department and the business community. Its members’ experience and expertise assist in shaping future departmental programs and linking instruction to the financial services industry’s future needs.

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