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Accounting Major and Minor

The accounting degree program at Seaver College prepares students for careers in public accounting and the accounting industry, providing both business and non-business majors with backgrounds in financial or managerial accounting. The accounting major emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, incorporating real-world examples and projects throughout the program.

Accounting Degree

Our accounting degree program's size enables students to work closely with faculty through their coursework, career-oriented networking, and social events. Accounting majors have opportunities to learn about the profession through discussions with alumni, faculty, and leaders in the field. Students interested in earning a degree in accounting must complete 67 - 68 units plus an additional seven units in general education.


Accounting Minors

Accounting minors are required to take 22 - 27 units. Minors with a managerial or financial emphasis require up to 23 units while the minor for non-business majors requires up to 27 units. Explore the courses you can take for the managerial emphasis, financial emphasis, or non-business major.

What Accounting Grads Are Doing

Data collected from the 2023 class within six months of graduation.




Employed Full-Time or Part-Time


Total Settled Graduates


Why Pepperdine

Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.


Located in Malibu, CA


13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio


80% of Students Participate in an International Program


120,000 + Alumni Network

Student Opportunities

Service Leadership Project

Our undergraduate business administration majors in accounting, business, and international business as well as nonprofit management minors all take a required course called the Service Leadership Project, designed to blend academic study with community service. Students form consulting teams to serve nonprofit organizations by applying business concepts and skills to mutually agreed-upon projects.

Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative

The Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative prepares all undergraduate students at Seaver College for a life of service personally and professionally while strengthening the impact of the nonprofit sector in our community.

Clubs and Activities

Our students are part of a number of clubs and societies, including the Accounting Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Pepperdine Microfinance Club, Pepperdine Entrepreneur Club, Rotaract, and the Sports Business Association.


Our Business Administration Division has a full-time faculty member serving as an internship coordinator for our students. We offer internships for academic credit and encourage students to take advantage of the wealth of internship opportunities in the Los Angeles area.


The Seaver College business division offers two departmental scholarships. Current students are invited to explore the Maxy Pope Alles and Michael R. Summers Memorial scholarships.


Accounting Student Testimonials


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Business Administration Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: CCB 305


Regan Schaffer
Divisional Dean & Professor of Organizational Behavior & Management

Amanda Bernstein
Office Manager