Celebrating Our 2017 Graduates

On June 13, 2017,

MBA and MAcc students received a master's hood in recognition of their advanced academic achievement. Milgard congratulates new alumni with confidence in their abilities to pursue careers in increasingly changing markets and organizations.


(Above MAcc graduates celebrate with their peers and families)

The MAcc Hooding Ceremony acknowledges completion of Milgard's one-year professional accounting program. 26 Graduates fulfilled the necessary fifth-year of higher education required for the State of Washington CPA exam. Students are informed in advanced topics such as accounting, international accounting, financial statement analysis, business law and ethics, financial accounting theory, and more.

"Thank you to all my professors and advisors. It's been a pleasure to study at the Milgard School of Business and the University of Washington. I'll always appreciate how much you've taught and helped me"
-Taotao Li, MAcc Class 2017

"A special thank you to faculty Gary Viers and Dr. Arindam Tripathy for caring about our academic pursuits and career growth! Thank you to all the professors and faculty who strongly supported the MAcc program."
-Fiona Feng, MAcc Class 2017

To learn more about experiences of former MAcc students click here.



(MBA graduates with their peers and families)

23 MBA graduates fulfilled the comprehensive 64-credit coursework in key areas of finance, accounting, marketing, operations, ethics, human behavior, and business strategy. Graduates are practicing professionals and managers that leave with new tools for leadership.

"I have been blessed with support and encouragement by my wife, Diana, my family, as well as my classmates who stuck by me through the program and helped me learn . . . My plan is to grow my career at City of Tacoma. "
-Ivan Golovkin

"I would like to thank my wife Erica and my children Riley, Shaun and Adley. I could not have done this without their support and understanding. I plan on continuing my career with WSDOT and use my MBA education to be a more effective manager/leader and further my career into executive management. "
-Gaius Santos Sanoy