Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

AACSB Accreditation

The accounting program curriculum is tailored to address the demands confronted by today's professional accountant.

  • Prior exposure to accountancy is not required for admission. Students are expected to develop proficiency in the general use of computer software programs dealing with database management, electronic spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Students learn how to accumulate and summarize information, to analyze and interpret results and to present information that often becomes key to decision making.
  • The program emphasizes the importance of communication skills, both written and oral. Successful accountants spend more time working with people than with numbers
  • Student organizations include the Accounting Association, Phi Beta Lambda (business fraternity), Student Association for Fraud Examination and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).
  • Starting salaries for graduates are in the $40,000 to $65,000 range and up.
  • Many graduates become certified public accountants (CPAs), join corporations or enroll in graduate school, including the Master of Accounting program at Bloomsburg University.

To prepare for a BSBA in accounting, students take a combination of specialized business classes and round them out with general education courses.

  • Core business courses include basic accounting, information technology, management, finance, marketing and business law.
  • The accounting specialization includes eight advanced accounting courses plus business and commercial law.
  • General education courses include composition, public speaking, business mathematics, economics, matrix algebra and business statistics.

Minor in Accounting

A minor in accounting provides students in disciplines outside of the Zeigler College of Business with a broad background in accounting and its functional areas. The minor is designed so students can have the background necessary to apply their major discipline in the business environment. The minor consists of 18 semester hours, 12 of which must be taken at Bloomsburg University.

Minor in Fraud Examination

The Minor in Fraud Examination is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students develop the tools necessary for a career in the fraud examination field. The Minor includes classes in Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics, Fraud Investigation, Fraud Examination, and Legal Aspects.

Our graduates work in public accounting, internal audit, industry, and government. A number of our graduates have completed the Certified Fraud Examiner exam.

Minor in Legal Studies

The minor in legal studies promotes the interdisciplinary study of law, enabling undergraduate students in any major to understand and make use of the diverse perspectives on law and the legal system in our complex and rapidly changing society. Legal studies enable graduates to become more effective citizens and participate in the shaping and application of law in the United States and around the world. It enhances the ability of graduates to integrate legal and other methodologies in gathering and evaluating data, making effective arguments, reaching consensus and solving the problems of the future.

The minor recognizes and capitalizes upon the contributions of faculty at Bloomsburg whose teaching and scholarship addresses topics in law and the humanities and social sciences and the impact of law on business, education and society. Faculty in English, philosophy, political science, geography and earth science and finance and business law serve on the interdisciplinary advisory board.