Accounting is your path to challenging and rewarding careers in industry, public accounting, or not-for-profit and public sector organizations. The curriculum includes courses in intermediate and cost accounting, tax, audit, information systems, fraud awareness and more. Upon graduation students have available all the necessary coursework to sit for the CPA, CMA, CIA or CFE examinations. Most courses incorporate review material for professional certifications. Over our last four assessment cycles, Millersville accounting and finance students had average scores above the 90th percentile on the national ETS® Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business. Many of our students pursue dual options in accounting and finance.
“Millersville's Accounting and Finance Department gives every student the opportunity to excel. The professors truly care for their students and you never feel like just a number. It's a great feeling to be surrounded by fellow students and professors who share the same passion and desire to impact the world of business.”- Jacob Wescott | Accounting Major, '19
A degree concentrated on accounting can lead to a variety of career paths. Those in public accounting may engage in a mix of services including accounting, auditing, tax, and business advisory services for external clients. Corporate accountants are in-house accountants employed by businesses in various industries to perform management accounting functions which focus on improving performance for their particular organization. Accounting careers can also materialize in governmental roles and entrepreneurial pursuits.
The Accounting Minor is for non-business majors who want a better understanding accounting systems and financial information, but without pursuing a full degree in business. It is a popular choice and provides important knowledge for students pursuing a variety of majors including Math (Actuarial Science), Computer Science, Pre-Law, and Economics.Accounting Minor curriculum
A certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects and career growth. The links below provide information about specific accounting certifications and how Millersville University can help you fulfill the educational requirements.
Accounting Career Stats
Results from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Labor Market for Recent College Graduates survey indicates that accounting has the lowest unemployment rate for business related majors. Accounting also boasts the lowest underemployment rate among business majors with a median early career wage (22 to 27 years of age) of $50,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Over the last four bi-annual assessment cycles (2012 – 2018) Millersville Accounting students averaged above the 90th percentile on national standardized tests. Our results on the ETS® Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business are as follows:
2012 – 95th
2014 – 98th
2016 – 85th
2018 – 95th