Why Study Accounting?


Today, accountants are actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of financial data and work with other executives in decision-making and problem solving activities.

Strong Skills

Our accounting program will help you develop strong technical and professional accounting skills, including communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.

History of Success

Our graduates have a long history of success on the CPA exam. Multiple graduates have earned the Missouri gold medal on several occasions, ranked in the top ten of those achieving the CPA certification, and passed all parts of the CPA on their first try. SLU has been ranked as one of the highest Missouri pass rates for first-time candidates with advanced degrees.

National Recognition

The John Cook School of Business students have competed nationally to be selected as one of PricewaterhouseCoopers Xtreme Accounting National Finalists. As one of five national finalist teams across the United States, the Cook School team received a $10,000 prize and a trip to New York to present their case before a panel of judges.

Career Paths