The Accounting program at Slippery Rock University prepares students for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on the development of students’ business and accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. Emphasis is placed on student learning through research and practical application as students prepare for professional certification exams and careers in public accounting, government, and private industry. Student professional growth is encouraged and enhanced through participation in the Student Accounting Society and the internship program in the School of Business.
In the classroom, accounting students are introduced to a variety of software programs used by accounting professionals that provide realistic application of accounting practices and procedures. This state-of-the-art learning center engages students in the learning process as they master accounting concepts, principles, and related procedures in an environment that simulates the workplace. The School of Business’ accounting program is a step above the ordinary; it equips future accounting professionals with a unique set of marketable skills that sets them apart from their peers in the workplace.
A Certificate in Accounting permits students interested in a career in public accounting, who have a non-accounting business degree or are currently enrolled in a non-business bachelor degree program, to develop the knowledge and technical skills to advance their employment potential and prepare them for professional certification exams.
A minor in Accounting strengthens students’ business skills and knowledge with a basic understanding of the significance of financial statements and accounting information analyses that are critical to the economic decision-making within a firm. The minor is available to non-accounting business majors.