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With the recent focus on corporate accountability, there is no more relevant field than accounting. Accounting is consistently identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

As an accounting major at Point Park University, you'll do the course work required for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Plus, you'll be ready for a variety of accounting careers in many different industries.

Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge to begin a career as a tax preparer, a financial analyst, a corporate or public accountant, an Internal Revenue Service special agent or a forensic accountant for the FBI, among others.

Pictured is accounting alumna Rosemary Mazzeo.

Rosemary (Coombs) Mazzeo '10 travels the world as a manager of risk advisory services for leading CPA firm Schneider Downs.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the accounting major.

Courses include:

  • Auditing I
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Taxation
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I, II & III
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Tax Accounting
  • Accounting Internship I & II

Earn Six Credits Toward an MBA at Point Park University

Additionally, if you earn a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Point Park, you'll receive six credits toward our MBA degree program while also fulfilling some of the Pennsylvania CPA requirements.

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Learn from professionals with extensive industry experience and academic expertise in the accounting field.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Margaret Gilfillan, M.B.A., CPA.
  • Developed audit expertise in a number of industries
  • Worked for a “Big Four” public accounting firm and as a CFO for several Pittsburgh organizations
  • Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

Accounting Internships

Students in our accounting program have interned at a variety of places including:

  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • BDS/Canon Computer Systems
  • De Julius & Company Certified Public Accountants
  • Deloitte
  • Maher Duessel
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • Flagship Business Plans & Consulting
  • PaineWebber, Inc.
  • PNC 
  • PPG Industries
  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Schneider Downs
  • Scott & McCune Company

Career Options

With a degree in accounting, you will have the option to pursue career opportunities in various fields, such as:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Education 
  • Government

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