Find your Accounting degree at Carlow

You will be a valuable asset to employers in almost any industry with an accounting degree from Carlow University. You will learn what you need to know to pass the Certified Public Accountant exam while obtaining real-world experience with an internship or practicum in greater Pittsburgh’s vibrant business community. The accounting and forensic accounting programs are offered at undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional as well as accelerated formats.  

Jumpstart your career in Accounting. Prepare for the CPA exam.

Accountants do more than crunch numbers all day. Accountants ensure businesses are operating ethically and efficiently; are in compliance with state and federal regulations and taxation requirements; and are meeting the demands and challenges of our global economy. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, your opportunities include positions in the public, corporate, small business, government and nonprofit arenas.

The curriculum for the accounting major meets the requirements for the Pennsylvania Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to achieve professional success. Gain the knowledge and experience you need to build your resume and prepare for the CPA exam.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Bachelor’s in Accounting curriculum 

The bachelor’s degree in accounting is a comprehensive study of the in-demand technical and soft skills organizations will require of you. The curriculum allows students to design, navigate and explore a chosen field of study while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership.

Required courses in the accounting program provide an in-depth look at accounting principles such as taxation, finance and auditing, all while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership. The BS in Accounting curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts education with the hard business skills needed in today’s changing world.

Quick facts

  • Gain real-world knowledge with internship, practicum or field research
  • Learn the newest accounting software and technology
  • Double major or minor by combining accounting with another discipline
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Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Accounting

A bachelor of accounting degree will provide a career opportunity in virtually any industry. Accounting is a core operating function of any organization, and a BS in accounting will prepare you to contribute to this vital role. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of 10% for accounting and auditing occupations.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Holly Doyal, Accounting major
Holly Doyal-PICPA

Accounting major likes ‘team of caring people’ who are there to help

Accounting major Holly Doyal ’22 likes the small-school atmosphere at Carlow and the way it caters to adult students with full-time jobs. “My advisor actually cares and knows who I am and what my goals are and is there to help with any issues or concerns I have along the way. It is like I have a whole team of caring people who are there to help me succeed and reach my goals.”

Accounting faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Find your Art & Design degree at Carlow

You can develop your artistic skill in the studio or lab with one of our on-campus art and design degrees. During your undergraduate or graduate studies you can pursue the art and design track of your choice while developing your 2D or 3D skills. You will graduate with a professional portfolio of work.

Find your business & management degree at Carlow

You can learn the necessary skills to pursue a career in business and management with a degree from Carlow University. You will gain an understanding of today’s global business environment and management principles, concepts and applications. Business programs are accredited by the IABCE. Management degrees are offered in areas such as human resources, leadership, project and health care. A bachelor’s degree in Business Management can be completed in three years.

The pathway to management of people, process and technology in organizations

Earn a business management degree that goes beyond traditional business education. If you are planning a career in the energetic, versatile world of business, a bachelor’s in business management will help you build a solid foundation. You will learn the skills needed for a successful career in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

You will gain insights into how to solve the behavioral and systematic challenges faced by organizations, as well as how to develop an orderly approach to management situations and problem-solving.

Students work on their assignment during class. All are seated at desks of 2-3 people.
Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Business Management degree curriculum

The business management curriculum is available in-person and online. The course study will provide you with a thorough knowledge of management concepts and applications. This four-year program relates the analytical, behavioral and conceptual theories of business. 

Quick facts

  • Double major by combining business management with another discipline with program’s flexible workload
  • Apply to the MBA accelerated program in your junior or senior year, allowing up to nine credits of MBA courses if you meet program requirements
  • Receive a strong liberal arts education

Learn from the best

“The staff in the business program is the cream of the crop. They’re easy to understand, passionate about their subject, and reasonable about workload and deadlines. There’s real engagement and real relationship building, and in my experience that further helps the learning process.”

— Dylan Dalessio ’19

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities with a business degree

A business management degree can open doors to such diverse career opportunities as administrative services, advertising and promotions, sales, and operational and security management.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations in this field will grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 505,000 new jobs.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Business Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Recruit, retain and develop talent

You will develop the technical skills you need to excel in a career as a human resource manager with a Human Resource Management major. You can help other people succeed in the workplace by assisting them in improving their productivity and finding job satisfaction. 

This course of study will help you develop skills required for the recruitment, retention and development of the 21st-century workplace. 

With a human resource major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Human Resource Management curriculum

The curriculum includes foundational courses in human resources and psychology, plus two HRIS courses to give you hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts.

Quick facts

  • Become qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities
  • Sit for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams (if qualified)
  • Consider the minor if majoring in another discipline 
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Alternate degree completion options

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Human Resource Management

Nearly every industry needs a human resource manager. HR managers work for companies, local and state governments, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, consulting services and employment services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average growth outlook of 6% from 2019 to 2029.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Academic requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Jacqueline Garcia
Olivia Miller, ’21, biology major and runner on the track & field/cross country team.

Learn from professionals who have been there

Human Resource Management Major Jacqueline Garcia loved the job and internship resources available to her at Carlow and felt supported throughout her college career. “Being in the Human Resource Management Program, I feel as though the biggest element that made my courses so useful was the fact that my professors incorporated what they have learned as HR professionals into the classroom. The knowledge I have received throughout the program makes me feel prepared as a I enter into my HR career.”

Human Resource Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Become a health care leader with an MBA in Healthcare Management 

Carlow’s MBA in Healthcare Management will give you the flexible, reputable education you need to advance as a leader in the health care industry. You will gain an understanding of how ethical decision making can contribute to business success.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Healthcare Management curriculum 

Every course in the Master of Business Administration program weaves in themes of corporate and social responsibility. Because the curriculum follows the scholar-practitioner model, you will receive academically rigorous, yet practical, knowledge. The core curriculum covers both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles across industries and organizations.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Healthcare managers

Medical and health services managers work in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of 32% from 2019 to 2029 for health care managers as the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life. Job titles can include health care marketing manager, practice administrator, clinical director and health information management director.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Healthcare Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Make a difference in business : MBA in Human Resource Management 

You can learn to build effective teams with a master’s in human resources. You will build skills for developing and managing not just your team, but an entire workforce. You will prepare for in-demand leadership roles across industries that involve attracting, motivating and retaining top talent in today’s global economy.

The MBA in Human Resource Management program’s emphasis is on not only business profitability, but also social responsibility. The curriculum weaves concepts of ethics and social responsibility into every course.

You will gain core business leadership skills as well as an understanding of issues taking center stage in the HR world, such as diversity and inclusion, regulations, health and safety, and the importance of respect and dignity in the workplace.

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Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Human resources master’s degree curriculum

You will complete a core curriculum that covers both the hard and soft skills needed for both management and executive roles across industries and organizations. Human Resources Management concentration courses include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the complex and ever-changing nature of workforce regulations across industries, human resource management is a field that applies to nearly every kind of organization. Graduates can work as human resources advisors and directors and employee relations managers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6% growth in this occupation from 2019 to 2029. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to administer and monitor their programs and to ensure that firms adhere to changing employment laws. 

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Learn to effect change: MBA in Leadership and Management 

You can learn to motivate and develop a workforce, identify market opportunities and challenges, prevent and solve problems, maintain fiscal responsibility, and establish a culture of dignity, respect and ethical behavior in the workplace with a master’s in organizational leadership.

In this master’s program, you will gain insight into management and leadership styles while designing your own concentration through a selection of course electives. The program is designed with the flexibility, knowledge and real-world experiences that modern leaders need to advance in their careers.

Students work on their assignment during class. All are seated at desks of 2-3 people.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Leadership and Management curriculum

Courses focus on the fundamentals of strategies and issues associated with global business and understanding the role of human resources professionals as key organizational stakeholders. You will combine experiential  learning with academic theory by participating in an internship in a professional managerial setting.

Quick facts

  • Design your MBA experience along the way
  • Learn via a blend of scholarly and hands-on experiences
  • Take courses on campus or online
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Make the difference.

Courtney Durante (BS ’08, MBA ’11) embodies Carlow’s commitment to service by helping pediatric cancer patients be courageous for their treatments. “There were a lot of influences at Carlow that have encouraged me to serve the community. I participated in Alternative Spring Break and various service projects during my days as a student. I’m sure all of that had an impact and drove my desire to help others.”

Read Courtney’s story

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for organizational leadership

Every sector of the economy relies on strong leadership.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations from 2019 to 2029; the MBA in Leadership and Management well positions you for this growth.  

With a master’s in leadership, potential job titles include advertising or marketing manager, health care director, management analyst and loss prevention manager. 

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Be the leader.

“Carlow provided the essential resources and support that helped me to create a fluid and seamless experience. The relationships developed with my fellow students helped expand my sense of connection and provided an opportunity to build bridges and become a part of something bigger. Walking across the stage to receive my MBA from Carlow was an extremely enriching experience. It cultivated me to become an effective leader and inspired me to continue my academic journey in pursuit of my doctoral degree in education and leadership.”

— Kimberly Slater-Wood (MBA, ‘19)

Kimberly Slater Wood
Courtney Durante, BS Chemistry, ‘08 MBA, ‘11 (Business Administration and Management, General, MBA with a focus on Innovation and Creativity Management)

Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Become an effective project leader: MBA in Project Management

In the master’s in Project Management degree program at Carlow University, you will examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart as an effective project manager. Job candidates with a master’s degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Through experiential learning and study of academic theory, you will examine the science and art of project management; develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application and simulated projects; and learn to balance time-to-completion against project costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests and shareholder expectations.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Project Management curriculum

The core courses in this program are Project Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capstone Experience — Project Management.

Quick facts

  • Gain 200 hours of professional management experience
  • Propose your capstone project with your current employer or an established organization

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 5% from 2019 to 2029. Job titles include project manager, team coach, senior project manager, transition program manager and IT project manager.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Project Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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