Accounting Degrees

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.

Accounting Program Overview
ACCOUNTING MAJOR CURRICULUM
Accounting concentration Curriculum (old requirements)
ACCOUNTING MAJOR FLOWCHART

Accounting MINOR

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

Accounting Certifications

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.

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • 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

  • Student Success

    Microsoft Excel

    We are pleased to announce our newest certified Microsoft Excel Experts!  

    Mary Berton
    Charlene Hiestand
    Jacob Ilgenfritz
    Lucas Ilgenfritz
    Derek Kroeck
    Olivia Olsen
    Kyle Preston
    Za'nyra Sweeney
    Rebecca Tice
    Rory 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

    the-competition-is-on.jpg.png

    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!
    barsha.jpg
     
    Congratulations to Dan Kondel for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification! 
     dan.jpg

    Congratulations to Kirsten Deaver for earning her Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!

    kirsten.jpg

    Congratulations to Nicholas Smith for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!

    nick-smith.jpg

    Congratulations to DeVon Howard for earning his Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!

    DeVon Howard - Microsoft Excel Expert Certification

     Congratulations to Ashley Brunner for earning her Microsoft Excel Expert Certification!

    ashley-brunner.jpg

    Congratulations to Greta Bennett for earning her Microsoft Excel Associate Certification!

    greta-bennett.jpg

     https://www.picpa.org/future-cpas/scholarships-awards/scholarship-winners?_zs=qS41i1&_zl=lBLq6

    acalamia.jpg