Accountancy Department | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Accountancy Department

Recognized regularly with a “top 50” ranking by Business Week and US News and World Report, the Weatherhead School of Management accountancy department offers world-class undergraduate and graduate level programs to top-tier accounting students from all over the globe.

Our programs offer options to prepare graduates for career success in public or corporate accounting, taxation, financial analysis, management, and consulting. Accountancy department professors teach all of the accounting classes offered at Weatherhead. Faculty members work one-on-one with students, and the relationships formed and cultivated often last a lifetime.

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Anthony Bucaro
Anthony Bucaro, colleagues awarded competitive grant from Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Auditing section of the American Accounting Association (AAA)

Degree Programs

Student Preparation Leads to Jobs

Weatherhead faculty members help students become professionals ready for the rigors of employment. Close to 100% of our students eligible for full-time employment in the US get internships at global, national and local employers between their junior or senior years of school in cities across America and the globe. Most receive full-time job offers after their internships. Our emphasis on academic rigor alongside faculty mentorship prepares students to be leaders and employment-ready when they graduate.


The Accountancy Department’s mission is to provide a superior learning environment that prepares students to fulfill leading roles in the profession of accountancy and related fields; to advance research that impacts thought as well as practice; and to serve our university, our community and the worldwide profession of accountancy.


Faculty members in the accountancy department rate among the highest in the entire university for teaching and classroom prowess. Many faculty members in the department have been nominated for and won University awards for teaching. Our faculty provide a collaborative learning environment that fosters an appreciation of accountancy’s vital role in a world characterized by continuous change. Dr. Previts, our senior faculty member and a university-wide Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at Case Western Reserve University was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2012, a prestigious national award.

Our faculty researches and writes for students, educators, academics and practicing accounting professionals.

Faculty members:

  • set auditing standards for the accounting profession,
  • write textbooks used by over 200 institutions’ undergraduate accounting programs across the nation, and ,
  • have authored books used as reference materials by other scholars worldwide.

The refereed journal Research in Accounting Regulation is edited by faculty in the department.

Accounting Curriculum

Because we recently completed a major upgrade to our undergraduate and MAcc programs, Weatherhead’s accounting curriculum is the most up to date of any peer university. The curriculum now includes more technology courses, better communications courses and specialty electives to give students the best chance to find and pursue their interests.

Braden Award

The accountancy department sponsors the Braden Award. The award, named in honor of longtime professor Andrew Dale Braden, is given to an outstanding leader in the professional practice community who has made distinctive contributions to the knowledge and advancement of the discipline of accountancy. See our list of past winners.

Historical Achievements

  • 1928: The Weatherhead accounting department was established.
  • 1930: Beta Alpha Psi honorary student organization was founded as the 12th chapter in the world. There are over 300 such chapters today.
  • 1981: Case Western Reserve University was among the first universities to develop a Master of Accountancy program (MAcc).
  • 2012: Undergraduate accountancy program ranked #18 in the nation by Businessweek.

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