Accounting is a program that combines business education with finance and auditing. It's a systematic process that requires excellent organizational and mathematical skills, but written and oral communication skills are also extremely important since you must be able to explain in-depth financial planning to the consumer. The instruction includes accounting principles and theory, planning and consulting, and business information systems. But there are also lessons in accounting research methods, tax accounting and budget control. The course load's mixture of business and finance prepares the students for a professional accountant status in business or government or in business fields such as management consulting and financial management.Not only do accountants summarize and record business and financial transactions, but they also must understand the legal aspects of accounting for public, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The four basic types of accounting professionals are management, government, internal and public accountants. Accounting students learn money management and the ins and outs of business, and the sneak peek they get into its inner workings provides valuable knowledge and greater understanding they'll later apply in the work field. Job titles include, but are not limited to, accountant, financial analyst, tax adviser and financial planner.
Villanova University offers 3 Accounting degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 187 Accounting students graduated with students earning 134 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates.
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 3 Accounting degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 209 Accounting students graduated with students earning 137 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
University of Pennsylvania offers 3 Accounting degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 58 Accounting students graduated with students earning 39 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
Saint Joseph's University offers 3 Accounting degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 80 Accounting students graduated with students earning 78 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Certificate, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA||19 : 1||91,427|
|Villanova University Villanova, PA||15 : 1||10,848|
|University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA||18 : 1||32,686|
|Temple University Philadelphia, PA||24 : 1||38,794|
|University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA||18 : 1||26,675|
|University of Scranton Scranton, PA||19 : 1||5,253|
|Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA||25 : 1||7,362|
|Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA||13 : 1||6,953|
|La Salle University Philadelphia, PA||23 : 1||4,933|
|Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA||12 : 1||2,251|
|King's College Wilkes-Barre, PA||18 : 1||2,519|
|Drexel University Philadelphia, PA||22 : 1||24,205|
|Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA||19 : 1||9,197|
|DeSales University Center Valley, PA||27 : 1||3,460|
|Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA||22 : 1||4,700|
|Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA||23 : 1||8,574|
|La Roche University Pittsburgh, PA||23 : 1||1,401|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA||25 : 1||17,669|
|Neumann University Aston, PA||25 : 1||2,391|
|Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA||19 : 1||2,437|