Why Major in Accounting?

Employment surveys indicate the job market remains strong for accounting graduates, and the starting salaries in the accounting profession are among the highest of all university graduates.
Accounting is a team-oriented profession. With the ability to interact well with people, the best accountants can rise in their organizations to become partners in their firms or CFOs in
Accountants are highly sought after in virtually every type of industry, including: public accounting, manufacturing, retail, banking, financial services, and public utilities. Local, state, and federal agencies also provide career opportunities to accounting graduates.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the accounting and auditing professions will experience faster than average job growth through 2018, with employment increasing up to 22 percent.

Why Choose Penn State Behrend for Your Accounting Degree?

  • Penn State Behrend's business programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for schools of business. Only 15 percent of colleges and universities worldwide have obtained this designation, including world-class business schools like Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Yale.