More Than Business

SAF is more than just a business program

Experience Matters

For over 30 years, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) has been launching business leaders of the world. We provide an education where experience matters.

All of our programs provide students with the technical, analytical, evaluative, and communication skills needed to prepare for successful careers in public accounting, finance, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Our undergraduate programs:

Program ChartOur graduate programs:

CPA logoSAF has received the highest level of national accreditation under the Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) National Accreditation Standards. The SAF's national accreditation provides customized pathways for SAF students to tailor their education for a direct route to the CPA designation.

Students in AFM, Math/CPA, and Biotech/CPA can combine their undergraduate studies with the MAcc graduate program to move directly to the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) after graduation.

CFA University Affiliation ProgramThe SAF's AFM and CFM programs are recognized under the CFA University Affiliation Program. AFM and CFM students will receive advanced preparation to challenge the 3 CFA accreditation exams as early as Year 4 of their program.

  1. Aug. 12, 2019BEYOND Investing
    First place winners and industry judges

    Students Defend Stock Choices at Annual Investment Research Challenge

    Anish Chopra and industry judges pose with the first placing student team.

    On July 19th, 64 SAF students defended their buy, sell, or hold recommendation on one of four assigned stocks, while investing in experiential learning opportunities at the seventh annual Investment Research Challenge (IRC). The stock assigned were small cap publicly traded stocks (iRobot Corp, Sprouts Farmers Market, AMN Healthcare Services, and RH) with limited analyst following.

  2. July 8, 2019SAF Convocation Ceremony 2019
    Graduating SAF Students
    by Ruobing Yu, Spring 2019 SAF Co-op Student

    On the evening of Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the School of Accounting and Finance’s (SAF) convocation ceremony, celebrating the graduation of 250 Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) students, 23 Computing and Financial Management (CFM) students, 15 Master of Taxation students, and 2 PhD of Accounting students. This marks the second year in a row where SAF had its own dedicated convocation ceremony, and the first including CFM students, who graduate with the Math faculty on alternating years.

  3. May 13, 2019Unrecognized Asset Values affect the Relation between Equity Returns and Debt Valuation Adjustment

    When a firm suffers from a credit downgrade, will it be possible for the firm to record a large unrealized gain in its income? The answer is yes under the accounting standard SFAS No. 159 of the U.S. GAAP.

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  1. Aug. 28, 2019BEYOND EXPERIENCED: Leveling up through lost luggage and nearly missed flights
     

    The trip to Asia I took between first and second year sparked my interest to see the world and experience different cultures first-hand. I certainly didn’t feel that way when I landed in Hong Kong in error and realized that my luggage was as lost as I was.

    Transitioning into first year of AFM studies is similar in many ways:
    1) you feel a bit lost,
    2) you’re unsure of what the expectations for you are, and
    3) you have to level-up your skills in a hurry.

  2. Sep. 3, 2019BEYOND EXPERIENCED: Global awareness = global opportunities

    It's easy to maximize your success, both personally and professionally, if you’re willing to take advantage of the resources offered. For me, that meant using two key features within the AFM program. As a result, I was offered full-time employment even before I graduated. 

  3. Aug. 28, 2019BEYOND DISCIPLINES: Not knowing creates opportunities
     

    Where do I want to start my career? I know I want to be a business professional and I want to make an impact. As I learn and explore opportunities, my interests may change… and that’s a good thing. 

    I’ve worked for Deloitte in their tax and corporate development divisions to build my business acumen. Networking with upper-year students and alumni exposed me to diverse career paths. But my most impactful experience to date has been participating in “Success Beyond the Classroom”.

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