Accounting


About the Accounting Concentration

Cal Poly’s Accounting Area has developed a sterling reputation for preparing superior graduates who are in high-demand in business. Faculty build curriculum with the industry in mind to give students a thorough knowledge of accounting and tax laws along with the confidence to use those skills in leading a business toward success. The program is built upon a commitment to career readiness that empowers students to Learn by Doing through working with clients, tackling complex tax cases, and serving the community. Year after year, the Big Four firms and other international, national, regional and boutique practices flock to Cal Poly to recruit accounting students for dynamic careers, often resulting in nearly 100 percent employment, often with multiple offers. In the workplace, Cal Poly accounting alumni can rely on a strong network of colleagues who lead as firm partners, CFOs and CPAs.

The accounting concentration is open to business administration and economics majors. Orfalea College of Business students may also double concentrate if one of those concentrations is accounting. Students outside the college may also minor in accounting.

Cal Poly’s Accounting Area is recognized as a significant source of top accounting graduates in California. Our renowned faculty work with our Accounting Area Advisory Board to develop curriculum with the industry in mind. Students can expect to earn a thorough knowledge of accounting and tax laws along with the confidence to use those skills in leading a business toward success.

CPA Advising

Within the accounting department, students can also receive help planning for their CPA by meeting with the student advisor, Jun Bang. In meeting with Jun, students will receive help determining their remaining classes needed to be CPA eligible. Students can schedule appointments with Jun Bang here. For further information, students can contact Jun Bang at jwbang@calpoly.edu.