There are two options for students in the accounting program: General Accounting or Public Accounting. The former is for those students who want to do accounting work for a firm, not providing accounting services to the public. The latter is for those students who want to work in the civil arena as record keepers, auditors, tax preparers, financial planners, etc. Both programs provide training for positions in business which seem to be in constant or increasing demand.
In addition to learning the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the students also will learn to think through solutions on the basis of ethical reason. The required Business Ethics course and many of the other required courses in the major program will ask students to engage in problem solving in the context of frequently encountered ethical dilemmas.
The mission of this program is to provide students with the techniques to be successful in either the public or general accounting fields. Here are some careers that graduates of the Accounting programs will be qualified for:
The Business Administration Division recognizes the importance of internships and how they can enhance the professional development of students. While internships are not required to complete the major programs, students are encouraged to pursue work experience opportunities which will augment their learning and elevate their resume. Here are some employers that have provided internships for our students:
As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.
As a student of either General Accounting or Public Accounting, you will be taking the following courses: