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Do you have a head for numbers and a penchant for detail? Do you enjoy working with others and like to challenge yourself on a daily basis? You might have what it takes to pursue a rewarding career as an accountant. Enroll in one of the best Accounting programs in the region at PennWest Edinboro and graduate well-prepared to sit for your Pennsylvania CPA Exam.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the accounting field will grow faster than most occupations over the next 10 years due to the continuous growth of our economy.

ACBSP Accreditation

All of Edinboro's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which accredits quality business programs across the globe. Learn more about accreditation.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

The Accounting program at Edinboro is one of the best in the region. Small classes are taught by faculty with professional experience. Your professors will help you acquire an in-depth understanding of accounting, auditing theory and best practices and help guide you toward internships that give you real-world training.

Our rigorous curriculum is supported by core courses that help you develop the analytical reasoning, critical thinking and communication skills you'll need in any workplace.

When you graduate, you'll be well prepared to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in Pennsylvania and be ready to accept a position in public accounting, corporate accounting or governmental auditing. You may earn a position as an accountant, financial analyst or financial manager upon graduation.

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How Edinboro Supports You.

In Edinboro's School of Business and Economics, you'll get personalized attention from professors who remain current in their expertise. Why does this matter?

  • They understand industry best practices and what you'll need to succeed in the workplace.
  • They serve as mentors and references for employment and/or graduate school, helping you to reach your career goals.
  • They maintain strong relationships with national accounting firms, private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies, which increase your opportunities for internships and job placement.
  • They understand the importance of service. They will encourage you to participate in community-based initiatives, including the Erie FREE Taxes program, which assists low-income residents with filing income tax returns.

Your Future

Join the ranks of our accomplished alumni.

A recent alumni survey shows that 100% of our graduates have found jobs or been accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation. They're employed by public accounting firms, companies and government agencies including:

  • Bank of America
  • BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors
  • BNY Mellon
  • Erie Insurance
  • HBK CPAs & Advisors
  • Honda of North America
  • Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP
  • McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP
  • Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Robert Half Finance and Accounting
  • Schaffner Knight Minnaugh & Company, P.C.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Audits
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • U.S. Navy

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Michael Engdahl
Department Chair
215A Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-2412

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