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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Available Concentrations
  • Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Concentration
  • Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration

Program Highlights

  • Student-faculty ratio 12:1
  • 98% job placement rate
  • Evening classes offered
  • Optional 5 year Undergrad/MBA completion route
  • Minor Available

Why Study Accounting at Mount Aloysius College?

An Accounting degree at Mount Aloysius College is specifically designed to prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and career advancement immediately after graduation.

Many students take advantage of the 4+1 program enabling them to earn their MBA Degree in as little as 5 years, which also fulfills the 150 credit hours for the CPA.

A grounding in Accounting gives students an excellent foundation for advancement in a variety of careers including corporate leadership, general business, finance, law, law enforcement and government service.

What do Accountants do?

Accountants ensure that financial statements and records are accurate and comply with generally accepted norms, laws and regulations. Accounting is an essential part of any business endeavor.  These professionals work with the public, businesses, corporations and government agencies on tax and other financial issues. They organize and maintain financial records, prepare reports and improve operational efficiency. Accountants also provide auditing services and often work directly with government offices like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Possible Careers

There are a wide variety of jobs available to accounting graduates. Some examples are:

  • Public accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Government accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • External auditor
  • Information technology auditor
  • Finance
  • General Accountants
  • CPA
  • Accounting professors
  • Tax Auditors
  • Corporate Leaders

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for accountants and auditors is expected to rise 11% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 142,400 jobs.*

The average median wage for an accountant in the state of Pennsylvania is $72,000.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

  • Jordan Roberts, Class 2012, Elliott Company
  • Sarah Spauling, Class of 2016, PricewaterHouse Cooper
  • Alex Mezza, Class of 2014, PNC Bank
  • Michael Warner, Class of 2011, Guthrie, Belczyk, Associates PC
  • Kyle Lawson, Class of 2013, KPMG

Who will teach me?

The Accounting Department is comprised of full time faculty with 50% terminally degreed and many collective years of experience in the real world of business.  The department also employs adjunct faculty who are currently in the field of business, and bring up-to-date job experience to the discipline.

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Internship Benefits

MAC Internship Benefits:

  • Real World Accounting Exposure
  • Application of skills
  • Networking for employment placement

Recent Internship Opportunities

  • Ron Gallaher, DRS Technologies
  • Rebecca Butler, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Accounting Learning Outcomes

By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting, students will have demonstrated they can:

  • Emphasize decision-making from an organizational perspective, integrating the traditional academic areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing;
  • Integrate business theory with business practice, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace;
  • Develop analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for problem solving;
  • Learn how to manage business information, blending technological expertise with written and oral communication skills;
  • Develop the technical skills necessary to begin a career in professional accountancy;
  • Appreciate the impact of the liberal arts on social activity and business enterprise; and
  • Become academically prepared for graduate and further study.

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.

 

Mountie Insight

"It's a field with a lot of job security and a lot of opportunities."

Mark Saxman

Class of 2013, Accountant with Wessel & Co

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Meet Our Department!

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Christopher Mingyar
Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Jeffrey Sunseri
Instructor of Business/Information Technology
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Karen Watt
Assistant Professor of Information Technology/ Coordinator, Information Technology Program
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Kimberly Asonevich
Assistant Professor of Business Administration/ Chairperson Business and Information Technology
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Cathleen Golden
Assistant Professor of Business & Information Technology
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Brittany Anderson
Professor of Business & Information Technology/Accounting
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David Andrews
Full-time In-House Counsel in the Office of General Counsel



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