FOUR-YEAR Accounting Degree

While the nature of the accounting profession continues to evolve and expand, The University of Scranton's Accounting Department remains a recognized leader in providing students with a solid foundation for the demands of the changing landscape of business.

No longer does the traditional stereotype of an accountant-someone who works independently, behind closed doors-hold true, and The University of Scranton provides the analytical, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for graduates to meet the needs of business today and tomorrow.

Now, and in the newr future, what the business world needs are capable, competent and ethical accountants and auditors.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition) expects employment in such professions to grow by 22% through 2018.

The University's Accounting Department improves our students' success in this growing field in a number of ways, including:

  • small class sizes
  • Knowledgeable faculty
  • Innovative program options, including a Five-Year, Combined BS/MBA Program
  • Attractive Internship opportunities
  • Outstanding alumni connections
  • Excellent job placement

As an Accounting major, you will have the opportunity not only to succeed, but to triumph in the ever-expanding world of international commerce.  To achieve this, our degree programs provide a strong foundation in business and accounting concepts, theory and practice.  If Accounting is the language of business, then Scranton Accounting graduates are undoubtedly fluent.

A Program to Meet Your Needs

The University of Scranton's Accounting curriculum, taught by a faculty consisting of active researchers and experts, could best be described not by its requirements and structure, but by the opportunities it provides.

To meet the demands of the global business environment, the Accounting Department oversees a variety of programs to meet our students' objectives, including an undergraduate, four-year program with three tracks, and Combined BS/MBA PRogram.

Four-Year General Accounting Program

This program provides the bedrock for students interested in accounting careers in industry, government and other non-profit organizations,s pursuing graduate studies or operating their own businesses.  An accounting background can also open doors to a multitude of career paths because students come to understand all aspects of business.  This program is appropriate for students aspiring to earn professional certifications such as Certified Management Accountant and/or Certified Internal Auditor.

Four-Year Forensic Accounting Program

To meet the demand for accounting professionals with specialized knowledge in the areas of fraud examination and litigation support, the University offers a popular and innovative forensic accounting program.  This program includes course work in criminology and white collar crime, as well as financial statement analysis. It is appropriate for students interested in becoming a certified Fraud Examiner and/or working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Four-Year Accounting Information Systems Program

Our accounting information systems program provides students with a strong and integrated knowledge of accounting, as well as the evolving information technologies needed to implement and manage accounting information systems (AIS).  There are abundant opportunities for accounting professionals who are capable of assessing risks associated with specific technology deployments in the corporate, public accounting and non-profit sectors.  Students enrolled in this program are encouraged to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Information System Professional (CISSP), the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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