Programs

Information about accounting degree programs at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Undergraduate

At the undergraduate level, the Accounting Department at the Smeal College of Business offers two programs: the four-year Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the five-year Integrated Master of Accounting Program in which students graduate with both a bachelor's and a masters in Accounting. Both programs prepare students to develop and interpret financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Within the undergraduate program, the Accounting Department also offers the Corporate Control and Analysis Certificate, which prepares students for careers in corporate accounting.

Smeal Accounting majors enjoy heavy campus recruiting in a wide range of job opportunities upon graduation. Penn State is a national recruiting school for many major corporations and the major public accounting firms.

Informational Videos for Incoming Students

Welcome to the Accounting Major from the Department Chair
Smeal Honor and Integrity
Accounting Course Scheduling
International Business
Career and Corporate Connections
Accounting Clubs and Organizations

Presentation from Explore Smeal event for students interested in the Accounting Major

Graduate

At the graduate level, Smeal offers the One-Year Master of Accounting Program as well as a Ph.D. Emphasis in Accounting. The college also offers a full-time, residential MBA Program and an Executive MBA Program with coursework in financial and managerial accounting.

The One-Year MAcc Program is designed for high-potential baccalaureate degree holders who wish to fulfill the 150 credit-hours required to meet the certified public accountant (CPA) licensure requirements. Both the One-Year Macc Program and the Integrated MAcc Program fulfill this educational standard.

The Accounting Ph.D. Program is one of the top accounting doctoral programs in the world. It prepares candidates for productive careers as researchers and teachers.

Contact Information

For more information about degree programs in Accounting at Smeal, please contact the following:

Bachelor's of Science in Accounting:
Undergraduate Education
814-863-1947
uge@smeal.psu.edu

Corporate Control and Analysis Program:
Dr. Sajay Samuel
814-865-0054

Integrated MAcc Program:
Professor Edward Babcock
814-865-6473
eeb12@psu.edu

One-Year MAcc Program:
Dr. Scott Collins
814-865-1529
sgc132@psu.edu

Ph.D. Program:
Dr. Karl Muller
814-865-0202
kam23@psu.edu