Do you have a nose for numbers? A mind for math? Are you the one always focused on the dollars to see if they make sense? Consider an accounting degree from Central Penn, and the benefits that accrue to you will be more than you can count. And with our 15-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, you will never feel like a number.
Whether the economy is creeping along or breaking records, those with accounting skills are always in high demand. Some of our graduates have gone on to become CPAs at some of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. From tax preparation and bookkeeping to balance sheets and managerial accounting, our bachelor’s degree in accounting will help you interpret financial data and apply it to real-world decision-making. Successful accountants can earn as much as six figures in a host of industries and areas of expertise.
As an accounting major at Central Penn, you’ll learn how to interpret and analyze financial data, use cutting-edge industry and financial software, perform cost and revenue projections, and gain real-world experience during your internship with a local company. Major accounting firms in the area include Boyer and Ritter, Conrad Siegel, Deloitte, KPMG, and Price Waterhouse Cooper.
The numbers are on your side if you are a professional with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict a faster-than-average job growth rate of 10 percent compared to 7.9 percent growth rate expected for all occupations.
Depending on experience, accountants and auditors in Pennsylvania typically earn between $43,660 and $113,690 annually, with a median salary of $67,490.
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Penn, you can work in cost accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services, finance, insurance, and government, or you can be your own boss as a self-employed entrepreneur.
On-ground, online, hybrid
Accounting I & II
Intermediate Accounting I, II & III
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Bachelor Degree Internship
Job Pursuit Seminar
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Careers you can pursue
- Forensic Accountant
- Budget Analyst
- Cost Estimator
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Tax Accountant
- Tax Preparer
You will succeed if you are...
- Strong time management skills
86% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2020-2021.