A degree in Accounting will give you employment opportunities in the public, industrial, or government sectors. Here, you will explore the practical side of the field by attending events with accounting professionals, completing projects in accounting software programs and conducting specialized accounting internships. You will have the opportunity to take the 30 additional credits necessary to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.
If you'd like to continue your business education after graduating, we offer a Master of Science in Accountancy. Our graduate programs prepare students for careers in management and administration and to sit for the CPA exam.
Our innovative curriculum uses an integrated five-semester structure that typically begins in your sophomore year. Faculty from across different business disciplines (marketing, finance, management, and accounting) collaborate to team-teach the integrated semesters. The curriculum is real-world focused, with an emphasis on building skills and knowledge as you engage with fellow students, faculty, and local and global partners. The semesters gradually build in levels of competency and expectations of student independence.
In the Accounting program, you’ll also have an opportunity to join various student organizations like the Accounting Club and Edgewood College-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Expertise in Accounting can provide the foundation to become a CPA in a public accounting firm, to pursue a career in corporate management accounting, to work in government or not-for-profit sectors or to succeed as an entrepreneur.
The Career Development Program at the School of Business is embedded in the core curriculum. Throughout the program, you will engage in key career development activities, including informational interviews, job shadowing, team-based internships, and individual internships.
Our students intern in a variety of roles and settings, including personal finance, banking, public and private accounting, insurance, healthcare, marketing, advertising, professional sports, retail sales, social service, and politics. You will participate in a variety of class projects in which you interact with business professionals in nonprofit, corporate, and global settings.
“Anybody in college, it doesn’t matter what they want to get into but especially if they want to get into business, should take every opportunity that they’re offered to jump in and see what they can do. The worst that can happen is they don’t like it and they stop and try something else. Every new experience gives you a new perspective on life and everyone should take advantage of that.”