Experience that speaks any employer’s language.

Landing your first accounting job can be easier when you already have experience that employers want. As an accounting student at Susquehanna, you’ll gain the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to excel in whatever industry you’d like. Our grads have a high rate of success landing jobs from Big 4 accounting firms to boutique firms and other financial institutions.

Understanding accounting rules and regulations is just one factor for career success. Today’s accountants analyze data to provide meaningful insights to help clients and businesses prepare for their futures. Because our curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you’ll develop essential skills that the most sought-after accountants excel at — writing, teamwork, presentations, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and leadership.

Earning the Certified Public Accountant accreditation is the gold standard in accounting, and Susquehanna’s program is designed to help you get your CPA quickly and efficiently. Nearly all our accounting majors earn the necessary 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in just four years. This saves you a year of college costs, as well as having the opportunity to earn a salary a year sooner. It’s a double net gain for you.

Additionally, our business school guarantees, but does not require, international internship placements. This means that you can increase your opportunities to develop cross-cultural competencies and international business skills, enabling you to thrive in an interconnected and dynamic global economy.

of majors earn 150 credit hours to be CPA-eligible in 4 years
 accept job offers before graduation
of students accept job offers before their senior year

Susquehanna students’ futures are accounted for

As an accounting major, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at prestigious firms. Receive mentorship from professors who’ve worked in the field and expand your skills at the Sigmund Weis School of Business. It’s clear to see why Susquehanna accounting students land jobs everywhere from JPMorgan Chase to Deloitte.

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“I have been able to take on every opportunity I strived for while completing 150 credits in four years. To attend a smaller university that cares about its students and their successes while participating in a semester-long abroad trip with an accounting internship — and to still graduate timely — this truly doesn’t sound real. As an incoming Deloitte Tax employee, I was able to earn certifications that will only advance my knowledge of different systems within my future career.”

Megan B. Sypniewski ’23

Potential Careers

  • Audit and assurance services
  • Tax compliance and planning
  • Forensic accounting
  • Consulting and advisory services
  • Financial/budgetary analyst

Recent Employers

  • Ernst & Young 
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG 
  • PwC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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2021 median pay for accountants

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

From cap and gown to career trajectory

You can earn 150 credit hours, enough to sit for the CPA exam, in just four years at Susquehanna. With our emphasis on critical thinking skills and international perspectives, you’ll be well-prepared to land a lucrative job upon graduation, or perhaps even before.

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Studying for a Degree in Accounting

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in accounting at Susquehanna.

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