About Business Administration and Accounting Degrees
Concentrations | Accounting degrees
Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration
Degrees: The Bachelor of Arts provides background in core business areas as well as in liberal arts. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in: Accounting, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, International Business and Culture, and Sports Management
Concentrations: Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration who want to gain greater depth in a particular business area can complete a concentration in Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
Students who elect not to pursue a concentration will have the opportunity to gain greater depth in a variety of liberal arts areas. In some cases, the student may be able to complete all courses required for a liberal arts major in addition to meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration
Degrees: The Bachelor of Science provides background in core business areas as well as in liberal arts. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in the following: Accounting, Business Administration, and Sports Management
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are required to complete an area of concentration in one of the following:
- Economics: The concentration in Economics provides training in the application of microeconomics and macroeconomics to problems of business decision-making and the effect of governmental policies on the business environment. The concentration prepares students to pursue business careers that are related to the fields of applied economics, economic development, regulation and policy analysis. Students intending to pursue graduate programs in law, business, public administration or economics will find that this emphasis serves as an excellent foundation.
- Finance: This concentration provides in-depth background in finance for students interested in working in economic and financial institutions or finance departments of corporations.
- Management: This concentration prepares students for supervisory roles in a variety of industries or for entry into corporate management training programs.
- Marketing: This concentration provides background appropriate for positions in the marketing divisions of corporations and more specialized marketing firms such as advertising agencies and market research organizations.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The B.A. and the B.S. degrees in Accounting provide detailed insight into accounting principles, theory and specialties such as tax, cost and auditing. Students are prepared for positions in business, government and other organizations. These degrees provide all the courses required for students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania and some other states, as well as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. In order to sit for the CPA examination in Pennsylvania, students must hold a bachelor's degree with at least 120 college credits, 24 of which must be in accounting-related courses. CPA licensure requires that one must pass the CPA exam and have one (1) year of work experience. Additionally, the student must have 150 credit hours, 36 of which must be in accounting-related courses.