Accounting

AccountingThere’s a reason the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants calls accounting “a career without limits.” In addition to preparing students for the traditional roles of CPA, cost accountant, government accountant, or internal auditor, the Accounting major provides a solid foundation for careers in underwriting and actuarial science, financial services, forensic investigation, and law.
Accounting is more than bookkeeping and number-crunching; accountants in all sectors are expected to be strategic business advisers who can anticipate and communicate organizational challenges and apply creative problem-solving skills.
The Accounting major at Penn State Behrend integrates training in accounting with preparation in other business disciplines, including management information systems and finance.
For students planning to become CPAs, our one-year MBA program provides the 150 credit hours necessary to be eligible for a CPA license.

Why Major in Accounting?