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Today, business has no geographic boundaries. Innovation is constant, and the economy is driven by new ventures. Accounting professionals who think critically with a global perspective are integral to the success of organizations. 

Choices in Courses and Careers
Whitman’s major programs in accounting provide students with the academic training and experience needed to become professional accountants. The accounting program is designed for students who plan to enter public accounting or other professional accounting fields. However, we also have a program that is appropriate for individuals who plan to enter other areas of accounting or to complement other programs of study. In fact, the latter program is often combined with a major in finance or other subject areas. Many of our students also take advantage of the opportunity to work toward an M.S. in professional accounting degree after completing the B.S. requirements through our master’s program in accounting.

Clubs and Connections
Participation in Whitman’s many clubs, such as the National Association for Black Accountants and Beta Alpha Psi, a professional service fraternity that includes accounting and finance majors, will expand your base of knowledge and introduce you to additional resources through programming and events.

Real-World Readiness
As you progress through our accounting program, you will have many opportunities to enhance your education through a required internship, participation in professional associations, seminars, corporate visits and networking events. Our Career Center provides countless opportunities for internships and interaction with practicing professionals. The experiences in and out of the classroom will prove significantly advantageous in your search for employment and will equip you to positively impact the bottom line of any company.

Here is a sampling of the kinds of internships and jobs our accounting majors have had:

KPMG – Tax Intern, Asset Management
PwC – Financial Services Assurance Intern
PepsiCo – Accounting Control Intern

EY – Risk Advisory Staff
Deloitte – Tax Consultant
Sony Music Entertainment – Risk & Controls Analyst

Licensure/Pass Rate
First-time pass rate for CPA - 58.1%
National average - 48.4%
(This data is from the 2015 report.)