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
Accounting major (bachelor of science)
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.
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 Faculty and Staff
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
CONGRATULATIONS to Christian Menuchak who just passed the final part of the CPA exam.
Christian graduated from Millersville in 2021 and holds a Master of Accountancy from Temple University.
Christian is employed by KPMG as a Tax Associate in Philadelphia.
CONGRATULATIONS to Anthony Calamia (’22) recently passed the final part of the CMA examination (Certified Management Accountant) and accepted an accounting position with Trout CPA
CONGRATULATIONS to James Sullivan (’22) recently passed all four parts of the CPA examination (Certified Public Accountant) and accepted an audit position with S.R. Snodgrass
____________________Congratulations to Seth Singer for earning his CPA license! He graduated from Millersville in May of 2019 with a degree in Accounting. After graduation, he moved to Harrisburg and started working for a non-profit organization as a Staff Accountant. After two years, he began working at a public accounting firm in ElizabethtownWhile gaining the required experience and education to obtain his license, Seth hopes to further his career in tax and auditing.
Congratulations to Jesse Dostal who has achieved his CPA license! Jesse graduated from Millersville University in 2017 with a concentration in accounting and recently completed a Master of Business Administration through University of Arizona. He is currently employed as Financial Planning & Analysis Senior Analyst at Aetna.
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Tyler Morris (Class of 2018) for passing all 4 parts of the CPA Exam! This is a tremendous accomplishment and it is our hope that Tyler will inspire others to follow his path!
We are pleased to announce our newest certified Microsoft Excel Experts!Mary BertonCharlene HiestandJacob IlgenfritzLucas IlgenfritzDerek KroeckOlivia OlsenKyle PrestonZa'nyra SweeneyRebecca TiceRory Weaver
Congratulations to the following students for earning their Microsoft Excel Expert Certifications! Anthony Calamia, Juliana Diehl, Kevin Hillberd (pictured), Emily Horn (pictured), Jillian Novak, Danielle Artus, Parker Howard, Hunter Dillman, Anna Donnelly (pictured), Jeffrey Espinal (pictured), Niko Reckner, Jacob Snyder (pictured)
A group of five students from the Lombardo College of Business recently completed their submission for the Institute of Management Accountants’ 2021 Case Competition. The case centered on a clothing wholesaler that is exploring direct partnerships with weaving and dyeing plants. Students assumed consulting roles and performed extensive analyses to deliver a recorded video presentation. This group did an excellent job embracing the role of the modern accountant through critical thinking, teamwork, and communication. I am proud to be their advisor. Finalist teams will present to an audience at the Institute’s annual conference and expo. Please join me in wishing them well. - Dr. Trout
Top (left to right): Anthony Calamia, Kyle Preston, Dan Kondel
Bottom (left to right): Brylee Faus, James Sullivan___________________________Congratulations to Barsha Thapa for earning her Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!Congratulations to Dan Kondel for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!
Congratulations to Kirsten Deaver for earning her Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!
Congratulations to Nicholas Smith for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!
Congratulations to DeVon Howard for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!
Congratulations to Ashley Brunner for earning her Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!
Congratulations to Greta Bennett for earning her Microsoft Excel Associate Certification!