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Washington State University, College of Business, Department of Accounting Program Profile

Written by bprescottFebruary 8, 2012
Washington State University

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington
College of Business, Department of Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Accounting; Bachelor of Arts in
Business Administration, Accounting Information Systems

The Department of Accounting at Washington State University's College of Business, prepares students for real world success. Both the curriculum and school facilities for accounting majors complement the effort to offer a world-class education to undergraduates. The objective of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) for accounting majors is to prepare students for careers in private, governmental, or non-profit accounting and to provide the foundation to enter the Master of Accounting program, for those interested. The Washington State University College of Business has 14 active student-led organizations and most accounting undergraduates are members in one or more organization. More than $625,000 in scholarships are awarded to students in the College of Business annually. The College of Business also hosts a variety of events every month throughout the academic year, which are only open to students in the College of Business and range from concerts to business speakers to art shows. All business and accounting majors must complete a Global Learning Requirement by either studying abroad for at least one semester or completing a major or minor in a foreign language, Global Studies or International Business.

What's the school's contact information?
Department of Accounting
Todd Hall 242
P.O. Box 644729
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164
Phone: (509) 335-8514
Fax: (509) 335-4275
Email: business@wsu.edu

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $8,080
Annual out-of-state tuition: $19,122
Room and board: $9,644
Required fees: $1,409
Books and supplies: $936

What's the typical student profile?
Washington State University has a total enrollment of 21,816 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 48 percent are male and 52 percent are female. Approximately 8 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 480-580
Range for SAT Math: 500-610
Range for SAT Writing: 470-570
Range for Act Composite: 21-26
Average high school GPA: 3.44

Regular application deadline: January 31

Career and placement:
Students from the Washington State University College of Business have a unique advantage because of the Global Learning Requirement they must complete along with their major coursework. This rich educational experience tends to make them stand out to recruiters during the job search process and most receive full-time employment offers within 6 months of graduation.

The College of Business Advising Team is a group of dedicated academic advisors who assist undergraduate business students with their academic needs as well as issues related to career goals. Members of the advising team act as liaisons and advocates for students.

Washington University’s Center for Advising and Career Development, supports students through the transitional period when they are searching for work after graduation. The Center for Advising and Career Development also helps undergraduates by providing advising services to students of all majors during their junior and senior years.

All data is as of 2012.