Program Overview

Immaculata's Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares you to measure, communicate, and interpret financial data. 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. You will prepare to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam, and you may choose the 150-credit option to 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
  • Resource allocation
  • Project planning and execution


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.

Program Highlights

  • 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

Career Potential

From 2015 to 2017, 97 percent of IU’s accounting graduates found a job or entered graduate school within six months. 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
  • Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Government Accounting
  • Financial Examiner
  • Budget Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Accountant
  • Accounts Receivable and Payables Management
  • Financial Planning and Management

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 the course sequence sheet 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:

  • Ernst and Young
  • XL Insurance
  • Resnick Amsterdam Leshner P.C.
  • Arena, Snyder, Dunlap LLP
  • White Manor Country Club
  • YMCA
  • Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Business

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of your accounting degree, you will be able to:

  • Create, analyze and evaluate the four basic financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and statement of owner's equity).
  • Understand, assess and evaluate internal accounting controls for a company, applying professional auditing standards and practices. 
  • Prepare transactions and analyze accounts, applying financial and managerial accounting standards and utilizing appropriate terminology.
  • Understand and apply accounting transactions for advanced accounting topics, including corporate consolidations, partnership accounting, governmental accounting and international considerations. 
  • Prepare individual and corporate tax returns, including the appropriate research and application of current tax code regulations.

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved