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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

Bloomsburg's accounting program is a national leader in the field. No wonder we have the highest CPA exam pass rate in the State System, and a more than 90% job placement rate that has been sustained for more than a decade. National, regional and local public accounting firms, government agencies, and private sector organizations recruit on campus each year.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.B.A.
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Chair of Department of Accounting and Business Law, Associate Professor, and Director of Diehl Center for Law School Preparation
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BU's Zeigler College of Business, and the BSBA in Accounting, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — AACSB schools have the highest quality faculty (possessing several major certifications: CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CFM, CGM), relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other business schools. Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools and those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.

If you're pursuing the option to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania, completing our undergraduate program plus staying an additional year to complete the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate programs will allow you to fulfill the 150 hours of post-secondary education required. 

Bloomsburg's accounting program is a pioneer in fraud examination education. 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 Zeigler College of Business among the best business colleges in the world.

    Courses and Curriculum

    The accounting program curriculum is tailored to address the demands confronted by today's professional accountant. And you might not think it the case, but successful accountants spend more time working with people than with numbers.

    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.
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    Practical Learning

    In order to help you become the best accounting professional, critical thinking and problem solving align with strong technical skills to help you get ready to hit the ground running on the first day of your first job. Faculty and alumni help you every step of the way, and you can take advantage of every opportunity to become career-ready too!

    Clubs and Organizations

    Student organizations include the Accounting Association, Phi Beta Lambda (business fraternity), Student Association for Fraud Examination and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

    The Husky Difference

    $71k
    Competitive salary
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors.
     AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other schools.
    Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
    4%
    Job Growth Projected
    Our alumni are employed with Miller Kreischer, Boyer & Ritter, Ernst & Young, RKG, and more. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Careers

    Many graduates become certified public accountants (CPAs), join corporations or enroll in graduate school, including the Master of Accounting program at Bloomsburg University.

    Potential Job Opportunities

    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Financial and Investment Analyst
    • Auditor
    • Financial Manager

    Top Skills Employers are Looking For

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Financial Statements
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Accounting

    Program Contacts

    Loren Selznick

    Loren Selznick, J.D.

    • Chair of Department of Accounting and Business Law, Associate Professor, and Director of Diehl Center for Law School Preparation

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