Majors, Minors, Career Concentrations

Majors, Minors, Career Concentrations

Accreditation

Bloomsburg's accounting program is a national leader in the field. It was among the first in the nation to offer an undergraduate program in fraud examination, and its Student Association in Fraud Examination was the first ever student chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

The Accounting program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, ranking Bloomsburg University's College of Business among the best business colleges in the world.

Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

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.

Requirements Sheets

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.

There are opportunities to choose from a wide array of minors university-wide. Research the academic catalog for details.

Minor in Fraud Examination

The Minor in Fraud Examination is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students develop the tools necessary for a career in the fraud examination field. The Minor includes classes in Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics, Fraud Investigation, Fraud Examination, and Legal Aspects.

Our graduates work in public accounting, internal audit, industry, and government. A number of our graduates have completed the Certified Fraud Examiner exam.

Minor in Fraud Examination Requirement Sheet