Graduate one year faster
Nearly all of our accounting majors earn the necessary 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in just four years. That means you can earn a five-year degree in less time than other accounting programs, saving a year of college costs as well as having the opportunity to earn a salary a year sooner. For you, it’s a double net gain.
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.
The most sought-after accountants excel at writing, teamwork, presentations, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and leadership. Because our bold curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you'll develop all of these essential skills.
You’ll also gain real-world experience and connections through internships and networking.
Non-business students can boost their resumes with a minor in accounting, while business students can open up new career options with a minor in professional accounting.
World-class accredited degree opens doors
Our Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Less than 5% of the 15,000+ business programs worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, making our program part of an elite group. For you, it means top companies will recognize the high quality of your degree, often offering higher, more competitive salaries.
The powerful combination of our AACSB-accredited program and global experiences prepare you to become an accounting professional for corporations, nonprofits or the government.
We have a 100% job placement rate with approximately one third of our accounting students even having job offers—from Big Four accounting firms in major cities to nonprofits to boutique accounting firms—before they begin their senior year.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that accounting majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Introduction to Taxation
- Data Collection and Modeling
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Recent accounting graduates are employed at the Big 4 and other top firms, including:
- Baker Tilly
- Boyer & Ritter
- Cotton & Co.
- Grant Thornton LLP
- Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- JPMorgan Chase
- McKonly & Asbury
- RKL, LLP
- Tate and Tryon
Graduates secure jobs all over the U.S., including:
- Harrisburg, Pa.
- Irvine, Calif.
- Portland, Ore.
- New York City
- Northern New Jersey
- San Diego
- Tampa, Fla.
- Washington, D.C.
Boards of accountancy in all U.S. states and territories now require 150 hours of college credit to become a CPA.
At most schools, you need five years and a master's degree to fulfill the 150 hours required. But our innovative accounting program lets you save a year of tuition and start your career sooner.
Many students return from their summer internship between junior and senior year with an offer from a Big-4 or large regional public accounting firm in hand. Most are typically placed by the end of fall semester their senior year.See More