Accounting, BS

ON HIS RÉSUMÉ—THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING: Accounting student Alex Pfeffer got an internship at the corporation that funds NPR and PBS, helping to audit public radio and TV stations.

Our Balanced Accounting Program Prepares You to Balance the Books

Those who value precision and have a talent for uncovering inconsistencies find their skills are in great demand in the business world.

As an accounting major, you'll get the balanced education you need to succeed in this challenging discipline.

The Accounting Department blends classroom experience with real-world expertise in a tech environment. Your major classes will average fewer than 30 students and will be taught by faculty—not by graduate students. Among the classes you'll take are Business Statistics, Federal Tax I, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Financial System Analysis, Cost Accounting, and Auditing.

You'll learn financial reporting system design and analysis, managerial accounting, taxation, and nonprofit accounting, preparing you for career opportunities in public, industry, and government accounting.

This major also provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Business Honors Program.

IUP provides you with an affordable, well-rounded education at one of the largest and most qualified accounting facilities in western Pennsylvania.

Four Accounting alumnae now working in major firms

Pictured from left to right are IUP alumni Nicole Miller '14 and Alison Rykaczewski '16, both with EY (formerly Ernst and Young) in Pittsburgh, and graduating IUP seniors in 2017, Alexis Murin (who has accepted a position with EY in Philadelphia) and Sarah Zbur (who has accepted a position with KPMG in Pittsburgh).

AACSB Accredited logoOur curriculum and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology are accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the premier accrediting body for collegiate business programs.

Accounting Graduates will be Professionally Competent in the Following Areas:

Accounting Standards

Input transactions into an accounting system; prepare, interpret, and explain financial statements in accordance with accounting standards for external stakeholders.

Tax Preparation

Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare individual tax returns following Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations.

Problem Solving

Implement problem-solving skills for the preparation and explanation of reports for managers.

Auditing and Assurance

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of auditing and assurance services.