Department of Accounting

Department of Accounting and Business Law


Bloomsburg University's Department of Accounting has a more than 90 percent job placement rate over the last 10 years. National, regional and local public accounting firms, government agencies, and private sector organizations recruit on campus each year. In addition to the BSBA in Accounting, the Department also offers a Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) and a Minor in Accounting.

Housed in state-of-the-art Sutliff Hall, the Zeigler College of Business 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. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.

CPA Requirements

Those pursuing to be a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania must complete 150 hours of post-secondary education at an accredited school. Students who complete BU's undergraduate accounting program may fulfill all CPA educational requirements by staying for an additional year and completing either the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) or the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate program.

Department Chair
  Loren Selznick
  lselznic@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4899

Department Secretary
  Brooke Faus | bfaus@bloomu.edu

Sutliff Hall Room 355
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-5322
AACSB

Accounting Program Options

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 Zeigler College of Business among the best business colleges in the world.

 

Accounting Mission

The Department of Accounting will continuously strive to provide the best accounting education in our competitive environment. Goals to accomplish this mission:

  • To enhance the enthusiasm and capability of our students for lifelong learning.
  • To develop student ability in applying the critical thinking to problem solving.
  • To strive to provide our students the opportunities to develop the necessary academic and social skills to enter the accounting profession.
  • To strive to continuously improve the excellence of our teaching.
  • To continue to vigorously integrate technology into teaching and learning.
  • To support faculty efforts leading to regional recognition of faculty excellence in teaching, scholarly growth and service.
  • To create a continuous cycle of student, faculty, alumni and business community involvement in our programs.
  • To provide students with strong technical background for entry into the profession.

Out-of-state Licensure and Certification

Professional licensure and certification laws and regulations vary from state to state and are subject to change without notice. If you're planning to pursue a professional credential in a state other than PA, it's highly recommended you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements prior to starting a program. A Bloomsburg University program that leads to state licensure or certification in Pennsylvania may not meet requirements in another state. Visit intranet.bloomu.edu/state-authorization and nasba.org/stateboards for more information.