Accounting is the backbone of business

The practice of accounting is among the greatest operational assets of business.


Accounting isn't just about money; it also involves data analysis, strategic thinking and forecasting. Ethical practice is also integral to a company's reputation management, and central to our accounting major. Whether it's in big business or small business, non-profit or government, accounting is a core operation, and well-trained students are sought after.

Students who choose accounting at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business aren't looking for any accounting program; they want the best. You will learn more than just the technical aspects of accounting; you will become a better critical thinker, communicator, and problem solver.

You will have access to a library of the latest versions of accounting software.  Proficiency in these tools will enhance your success - both as a student and as a professional - and increase your marketability.

We are recognized as a certified School of internal auditing by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA). Of the 30+ USA-based schools on the global certification list, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is currently the only IIA-certified graduate accounting program in the state of Pennsylvania. 

BSBA to MAcc

Earn two degrees in 5 years!

You will earn two degrees, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc), in five years. Plus, you will have a paid co-op experience and only pay tuition for 4 ½ years.

Meet Alumna Tiffany Willis, B'99, CPA, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations for Starbucks