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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (120 credits) provides a strong foundation in areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost and managerial accounting, auditing, and federal income taxation. The major prepares you for insight into the language, theory, and principles of accounting for careers in the private sector, industry, governmental, not-for-profit, and public accounting fields. 

Students will undertake all courses required for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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 Accounting Major Requirements

In addition to the Core Business Courses and General Education courses that all Business students take at Rosemont, Accounting majors also take classes that cover federal income taxes and auditing. Study the conceptual framework and the necessity of ethics in the application of accounting principles, tax preparation, and attest services. Review actual cases where professional accountants have failed to uphold the moral and ethical code and the subsequent social and economic damages.

Bookkeepers and accountants have a responsibility to represent information in ways that genuinely represent what is going on in the business. In cooperation with the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility, the Accounting program incorporates ethics and professional standards into every class - not just into one or two specific courses. Learn about the complete degree requirements of the BS in Marketing program.

Degree Requirements


Two Degrees in Five Years

Rosemont offers the opportunity to earn your Bachelor's of Science in Marketing and an MBA from the School of Graduate Studies. Dual degree programs like this one offer many benefits, including the chance to save time and money by earning your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years. 

In addition, Rosemont  maintains academic partnerships with Neumann University and Fordham University. Business students who meet the specified admissions requirements are guaranteed spots in their programs. Neumann University offers a Master of Science in Sport Business; Fordham University features a Master's of Science in Real Estate.

Dual Degrees


Accounting Minor (18 Credits)

The Accounting minor complements students who Major in Finance, Marketing, Sport Management, International Business, or Management. Non-Business majors are also allowed to work toward a minor in Accounting.

  • ACC 0100 - Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 0101 - Financial Accounting II
  • ACC 0200 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 0210 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 0220 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • One Business or Accounting Elective

 

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Carlos Aguilo '16, MBA '17

CPA, CohnReznick, LLP

"I consider my Rosemont experience to be one great learning adventure. As I look back at my years at Rosemont, I can clearly see how I grew year to year due to my involvement on campus, and the support of the faculty and staff.

There is POWER in learning in a supporting environment where everyone is rooting for you. I am now a CPA working as an Assurance Associate at CohnRenick LLP in Washington, DC."


Accounting Jobs and Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares you for careers in the private sector, public sector, governmental, not-for-profit, and public accounting fields. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to create a strong demand for accountants and auditors. Rosemont graduates must have at least one learning experience outside the classroom before they graduate. These include internships, which provide you with vital hands-on experience before you enter the job market after college.

Accountants and auditors who have earned professional recognition, especially as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), have the best prospects. This is why all Accounting majors at Rosemont take all classes required for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Job applicants who have a master’s degree in accounting or a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in accounting also may have an advantage.*

Types of accounting jobs include:

  • Auditor
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Staff Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Billing Manager
  • CPA
  • Controller
  • Tax Accountant
  • Payroll Specialist

“Accountants and Auditors : Occupational Outlook Handbook:” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-6.