Majors, Minors, Career Concentrations
Bloomsburg's popular accounting program is a national leader in the field. It was the first in the nation to offer a full concentration in fraud examination and the Student Association in Fraud Examination was the first chapter in the United States to be nationally chartered.
The program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, ranking Bloomsburg among the best business colleges in the world.
The accounting program curriculum is tailored to address the demands confronted by today's professional accountant.
- Prior exposure to accountancy is not required for admission. Students are expected to develop proficiency in the general use of computer software programs dealing with database management, electronic spreadsheets and word processing.
- Students learn how to accumulate and summarize information, to analyze and interpret results and to present information that often becomes key to decision making.
- The program emphasizes the importance of communication skills, both written and oral. Successful accountants spend more time working with people than with numbers
- Student organizations include the Accounting Association, Phi Beta Lambda (business fraternity), Student Association for Fraud Examination and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).
- Starting salaries for graduates are in the $40,000 to $65,000 range and up.
- Many graduates become certified public accountants (CPAs), join corporations or enroll in graduate school, including the Master of Accounting program at Bloomsburg University.
To prepare for a BSBA in accounting, students take a combination of specialized business classes and round them out with general education courses.
- Core business courses include basic accounting, information technology, management, finance, marketing and business law.
- The accounting specialization includes eight advanced accounting courses plus business and commercial law.
- General education courses include composition, public speaking, business mathematics, economics, matrix algebra and business statistics.
Minor in Accounting
A minor in accounting provides students in disciplines outside of the College of Business with a broad background in accounting and its functional areas. The minor is designed so students can have the background necessary to apply their major discipline in the business environment. The minor consists of 18 semester hours, 12 of which must be taken at Bloomsburg University.
The concentration in fraud examination includes courses in criminal justice and advanced fraud examination and forensic accounting. This fits into the normal eight-semester sequence of courses. This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare students for entry into the field of fraud examination.
There are opportunities to choose from a wide array of minors and concentrations university-wide. Research the academic catalog for details.