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Real-life experience and 150-hour program give you an edge

Accountants do more than crunch numbers. They contribute to the vision and leadership of a business.

The Sigmund Weis School of Business is internationally recognized by the AACSB, and this is the place to get the training to become a successful accounting professional. Learn from business leaders, and get on track to become one yourself.

A company's reputation, bottom line and future will rest on your ability to be creative, innovative and ethical. You'll get those skills here—we know the value of real-world experience, internships and networking.

91% of our accounting majors complete the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA examination within four years. You save a year of tuition and start your career sooner.

In addition to reading balance sheets and income statements, you'll be more prepared to cash in on life after graduation because you'll:

  • Learn federal tax code
  • Study auditing with former government professionals
  • Have a foundation in business classes beyond accounting
  • Travel and experience different cultures and business norms
  • Work in teams on case studies and make presentations to industry leaders
  • Know what it takes to join a public accounting firm

Excel in any industry

If you're looking for jobs with corporations of all sizes, international nonprofits and government, an accounting degree from Susquehanna is a wise investment in your future.

Our record of preparing students for success is clear.

Approximately one-third of our accounting majors have job offers before they begin their senior year. As of February 2017, 69% of our senior accounting majors already have job offers in cities like New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and at Big Four accounting firms of Deloitte, KPMG and PwC.

100%

placed in jobs in last three years

91%

complete 150 hours needed to sit for CPA exam in 4 years

1/3

have job offers before senior year

Recent accounting graduates are employed at:

Baker Tilly
BASF
BSM
Deloitte
EY
Grant Thornton LLP
Harsco
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
JPMorgan Chase
KPMG
PwC
Tate and Tryon

The Major in Accounting. A major in accounting requires successful completion of the Business Foundation and of the accounting courses listed below.  No grade below a C- will be accepted toward graduation for foundation courses; upon earning a grade below C- in a foundation course, the student must retake the course the next semester in which it is offered. The course descriptions listed later in the catalog identify prerequisites, and these suggest a certain degree of order in completing the foundation. In addition to the foundation, first-semester Weis School students enroll in MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives (four semester hours), which provides an introduction to liberal studies and college life, as well as an overview of business functional areas, career opportunities and the Sigmund Weis School curriculum. This course satisfies the Perspectives requirement of the Central Curriculum.

Double-counting restriction:  no student may have more than one major in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.

Semester Hours View Full Course Catalog >>

Year 1

4 ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
4 ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics

4        Choose from: MGMT-202 Business Statistics, MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics, MATH-109 Statistics for Social Sciences, MATH-180 Statistical Methods or PSYC-123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Year 2

4 INFS-174 Database Systems Analysis and Design
4 ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
4 ACCT-210 Legal Environment
4 MGMT-203 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economic Decisions
4 MGMT-240 Principles of Management
4 MKTG-280 Marketing
2 PRDV-105 Introduction to Professional Development

Year 3

4 ACCT-330 Cost Management
4 FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management

Year 4

4 INFS-472 Management Support Systems
4 MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
4 MGMT-404 Global Business Ethics
2 ACCT-220 Introduction to Taxation
2 FINC-300 Financial Statement Analysis
4 ACCT-301 Intermediate Accounting I
4 ACCT-302 Intermediate Accounting II
2 ACCT-305 Federal Taxation
4 ACCT-309 Accounting Information Systems
4 ACCT-420 Auditing
4 ACCT-430 Managerial Accounting Policy

To satisfy the major course requirements, courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

For the purposes of calculating the required 2.00 minimum GPA in the accounting major, the Accounting Department uses the following courses: ACCT-220 Introduction to Taxation, ACCT-301 Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT-302 Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT-305 Federal Taxation, ACCT-309 Accounting Information Systems, ACCT-330 Cost Management, ACCT-420 Auditing and ACCT-430 Managerial Accounting Policy. An accounting student must take at least 50 percent of these courses at Susquehanna.

Minor in Accounting. The minor in accounting has two purposes. It introduces liberal arts majors to career opportunities in the accounting profession, and it provides systematic study of accounting as a social science. The minor is not open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in business degree.

The minor in accounting requires completion of 26 semester hours, including ACCT-200 Financial Accounting, ACCT-210 Legal Environment, FINC-300 Financial Statement Analysis, ACCT-301 Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT-330 Cost Management, either ECON-105 Elements of Economics or ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics, and four additional semester hours of accounting courses. The department recommends that students pursuing a minor also complete a statistics course. No more than one grade lower than C- will be accepted in fulfillment of the minor requirements.

Jerry Habegger, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Associate Professor of Accounting

Email Address habegger@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4461

Barbara June McElroy, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Professor of Accounting

Emailmcelroyb@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4242

Rick Davis, M.Tax/J.D.

Department: Accounting
Professor of Accounting

Email Address rdavis@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4460

John A. Pendley, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Associate Professor of Accounting

Emailpendley@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4533

Bo Liu

Department: Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email Address liub@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4307

Michael E. Ozlanski, Ph.D.

Department: Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Emailozlanski@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4516

Dana Zhang

Department: Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email Address zhangd@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4513

John Robinson

Department: Accounting
Adjunct Faculty in Accounting

Emailrobinsonj@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4456

Interested in Starting Your Accounting Career Sooner?

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.

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Department of Accounting

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Jerry Habegger, department head
570-372-4461
habegger@susqu.edu

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