As a student in our undergraduate accounting program, you will receive the training and experience needed to become professional accountants with the ability to focus on careers in public accounting, business and industry, not-for-profit organizations, and government. Our Career Center provides countless opportunities for internships and interaction with practicing professionals.
Our professional certified public accountant (CPA) track includes 24 credits in accounting and provides a strong background in preparation for CPA certification. As a graduate, you may enter the professional workforce – recruited by some of the top accounting firms in the country including Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and Ernst & Young, among many others – or enroll in a qualified MBA/MS program to meet the 150 education hours required for CPA licensure in most states. The managerial program, designed for students who plan to work in accounting or finance but do not plan to seek CPA certification, requires fewer accounting credits and is often combined with a major in finance or other subject areas.
Our Lubin School is also home to the MS in Accounting program -acknowledging that you will need more than just centralized knowledge in accounting to survive in a fast-paced business world. With a flexible elective schedule, you can now integrate different aspects of business into your degree to give you the communication and decision making skills essential for success. The M.S. program is a one-year program for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting from a qualified program. Up to an additional year of study is required for students with undergraduate education in other fields.
In today's competitive business world, those who hold a customized master's degree in accounting enjoy special advantages. Earning your MBA with a special focus in accounting will prepare you for recruitment by the best organizations in the world for positions such as financial analyst, corporate treasurer, controller, auditor, and financial consultant. Our MBA accounting specialization is specially designed so students are able to take certain electives to work toward earning eligibility for the New York State CPA exam.
Our Whitman PhD accounting program prepares you to enter the academic world with rigorous training in how to conduct research for publication in the top accounting journals and how to develop the skills to become an exceptional teacher. Enrollment in the program is selective to ensure that you get the support and interaction you deserve from our award winning faculty. Students and faculty collaborate throughout the year to produce research and to teach courses throughout the school.
We also provide PhD studies in an innovative Management Information Systems (MIS) program. This interdisciplinary program provides you with the skills necessary to understand how technology is used in the world today.