Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management’s undergraduate accounting program is among the finest in the country. Accounting majors enjoy close contact with our outstanding faculty. They are recruited heavily by Big 4 accounting firms, local and regional firms, financial institutions, consulting firms, and various Fortune 500 companies.
World-renowned Faculty in Accounting
In our undergraduate accounting program, you’ll work with faculty members recognized all around the globe for their contributions to the field, including:
- Thomas King, recipient of the 2017 Weatherhead Graduate Teaching award and Scholar-Practitioner Award for his Doctor of Management cohort
- Gregory Jonas, appointed a three-year term on the Institute of Certified Management Accountants Board of Regents
- Outstanding Faculty Member by Gamma Sigma Alpha Gary Previts, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Region of American Accounting Association for his continuous service to the Ohio region
- Anthony Bucaro, colleagues awarded competitive grant from Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the auditing section of the American Accounting Association (AAA)
Our faculty are known for and recognized as excellent instructors at Weatherhead School and CWRU. Awards received by the faculty in the department include:
- Distinguished University Professor
- Outstanding Educator Award
- Research Recognition Award
- Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Weatherhead School of Management
- Weatherhead Undergraduate Teaching Award
- Weatherhead Graduate Teaching Excellence Award
- Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Nominee, CWRU
What Will I Learn as an Accounting Student?
The bachelor's degree in accounting is designed to enhance critical thinking, quantitative analysis and decision making. As part of the sequence of courses leading to the BS in accounting, you’ll take required and elective courses in related fields of banking and finance, economics, marketing, organizational behavior and operations.
Integrated Master’s Program
As a student in the BS/Master of Accountancy (MAcc) integrated program, you can obtain a BS degree and a MAcc degree in as little as four years.
Each year, a select number of exceptionally well-qualified high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in accountancy are offered early admission to the integrated program in accountancy, although all accounting majors may apply to the integrated program once they have begun their studies at Case Western Reserve.
Whether your planned career path places you in a corporate, nonprofit, or small business setting, knowledge of accounting is extremely valuable in enhancing your personal skill set. With just 15 credit hours, you can easily add an accounting minor to your undergraduate plan.
Beta Alpha Psi
Case Western Reserve is home to a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor organization for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. This is an organization that helps students socialize, meet employers who are looking for accounting graduates to hire, learn the latest trends in the accounting profession and develop lifelong friendships with fellow students and faculty.
The Department of Accountancy works closely with student leaders of the chapter to honor outstanding students in accountancy as well as an alumnus of the year at an annual banquet each spring.