As a well-prepared accounting graduate, you will be prepared to advise clients in all facets of accounting and business including communications, management, and finance. The accounting bachelor's degree (BS) is designed to give you experience in these areas. The curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts education with the requirements for application for various licenses, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students also participate in an internship or practicum that enables them to earn experience in the field of accounting.
Where Our Graduates Go
As a well-prepared accounting graduate, you will be expected to advise clients in all facets of accounting and business including communications, management, and finance. The accounting major is designed to give you experience in these areas. Positions for new graduates include Accounting Assistant, Job Cost Accountant, Credit Analyst, Accounting Analyst, and Financial Account Coordinator.
This is just a sample where our graduates are working
- BNY Mellon
- Advanced Surgical Hospital
- Homer Laughlin China Company
- Production Masters, Inc.
- Forensic Evaluation Litigation
- Crown Castle
- UPMC Children's Hospital
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Course Requirements: 61 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Locations: Main Oakland Campus
ACC 104: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
You will be introduced to the discipline of accounting, including accounting principles, terms and concepts governing the recording, reporting and analyzing of accounting data. You'll learn the accounting cycle: journal entries, general ledger, trial balances, and financial statements – income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. You will also develop a basic understanding of how to analyze financial statements to determine profitability, financial position, and liquidity.
ACC 413: BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Analyze the role of business in society. Topics include the role of business within the community, the relationship of business with government, and the regulatory environment. You will study both market and non-market decisions which have social, political, and ethical ramifications. Also, you will investigate the effect of values and cultural norms on managerial decision-making and how this relates to managers facing a global environment and diverse workforce.
BSM 401: LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS
An introduction to the legal principles, obligations, and rights related to the conduct of business and industry. Topics include contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, and learning to respond to obstacles and opportunities in the work environment and adapt to unexpected events such as changes in work processes or customer demands. This course also includes a study of the conduct of business as it relates to equal employment, consumer protection, and occupational safety.
note: this is just a small sample of
the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about
these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our