The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a solid foundation in accounting, tax, economics, finance, law and business. With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, our graduates are prepared to take on roles in accounting at public accounting firms or in businesses and are prepared to pursue advanced study in graduate programs. Immaculata University prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam and offers a 150 credit option so that they may complete the requisite coursework to meet the CPA requirements.
The program is offered in both day and evening classes.
Immaculata University’s Business and Accounting Department develops ethical, service-oriented business leaders for the global community. This ethical foundation is particularly important in preparation for a career in accounting.
The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:
- Accounting for business transactions
- Analysis and interpretation of financial data
- Effective use of business information
- Resource allocation
- Project planning and execution
- Effective teamwork
The accounting programs offered by Immaculata University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the accounting program meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. The accounting accreditation awarded to Immaculata’s programs represents a specialized accreditation that accompanies the accreditation of all of the business programs. Immaculata University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for our students, which is evidenced by this accreditation.
- Dynamic learning experiences that develop responsibility, respect, timeliness, trust, and initiative
- Faculty with extensive business experience, including serving as corporate CFOs, auditors, accounting managers, financial planners, economists, business owners, federal regulators, and consultants
- Technology integrated into the curriculum
- Entrepreneurial and networking opportunities through Enactus
- Opportunity to participate in the Business Club, which publishes a semi-annual newsletter and tours companies to learn about business operations
- Guest presentations from successful business professionals
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of your degree program, you will be able to:
- Understand the balance of theory and practice as it applies to the various sectors of the world of business, accounting, finance, marketing and economics
- Exercise effective interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
- Use technology effectively to enhance productivity and efficiency on both individual and organizational levels
- Use your business skills to make a difference in the world with the highest level of integrity and ethics
Higher education significantly increases marketability and earning potential. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting will give you a solid understanding of accounting operations and skills for effective communication, analysis, project management, strategizing, decision-making, and teamwork. You will have a working knowledge of global markets, foreign cultures, and business organizations, and the analytical skills to make economic and operating decisions.
With your degree in accounting, you may choose to pursue the following careers:
- Financial Accountant
- Tax Accountant
- Government Accounting
- Financial Examiner
- Budget Analyst
In addition, an accounting degree prepares you for graduate work in a number of fields or for further training as a certified public accountant (CPA), certified managerial accountant (CMA), certified financial planner (CFP), a chartered financial consultant (ChFC), or a chartered financial analyst (CFA). Many of our students pursue dual majors or minors in finance or economics to add depth to their career opportunities.
For the traditional day program, all courses for the degree, including both major requirements and the academic core, can be completed in four years by following a course plan for the program.
For the evening accelerated or online program, courses required for the major may be completed in two years by taking nine credits per semester in the fall, spring and summer.
View a list of required courses to complete the B.S. in Accounting, as well as the 150 credit hour option.
Students must complete an accounting internship and associated practicum course that provides practical experience and connects course material with the business world. Working adults typically use their work experience in place of the internship.
Our students have recently completed internships at:
- XL Insurance
- Resnick Amsterdam Leshner P.C.
- Arena, Snyder, Dunlap LLP
- White Manor Country Club