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Pursue an Accounting Career in Downtown Pittsburgh

With the recent focus on corporate accountability, there is no more relevant field than accounting. Accounting is consistently identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

As an accounting major at Point Park, you'll do the course work required to pass the Certified Public Accountant examination. Plus, you'll be ready for a variety of careers in the field.

Student Profiles

Pictured is operations manager and accounting student Rachel Iwanonkiw.
Meet Rachel Iwanonkiw, operations manager and accounting student.


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Pictured is international accounting student and Maher Duessel intern, Nabat Mammedova. | Photo by Jim Judkis
International accounting major Nabat Mammedova landed an internship with C.P.A. firm Maher Duessel.

Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge to begin a career as a tax preparer, a financial analyst, a corporate or public accountant, an Internal Revenue Service special agent or a forensic accountant for the FBI, among others.

You can also consider our dual B.S./M.B.A. program, which allows you to earn an M.B.A. while fulfilling the new Pennsylvania C.P.A. requirement.

Degrees Offered in the Accounting Major

The following degrees, as well as a minor, are offered in the accounting program:

Our Accounting Alumni

Graduates of Point Park's accounting major have gone on to work at:

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Schneider Downs
  • Fannie Mae
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • UPMC

Earn an M.B.A. Degree and Fulfill Your C.P.A. Requirements

Graduates of Point Park's bachelor's degree in accounting program get an added bonus of six credits toward an M.B.A. degree from Point Park. Take advantage of this credit waiver while fulfilling the following Pennsylvania C.P.A. requirement:

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2012, individuals pursuing a C.P.A. license in Pa. are now required to have a baccalaureate or higher degree with a completion of 150 credit hours, including at least a total of 36 semester credits of accounting and auditing, business law, finance and tax subjects. Point Park's accounting B.S./M.B.A. program not only fulfills this requirement but provides individuals with a master's degree in as little as one year after earning a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Accounting Major Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the accounting program include:

  • Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Computer Applications in Accounting
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  • Tax Accounting
  • Cost Accounting Principles
  • Auditing

For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the course descriptions and the links to the program guides at the top of the page.

Accounting Internships in Pittsburgh:

  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • BDS/Canon Computer Systems
  • De Julius & Company Certified Public Accountants
  • Alumni Profiles

    Pictured is accounting alumnus and Bank of New York Mellon accounting analyst, Panther Bior. | Photo by Chris Rolinson
    Meet Panther Bior, accounting analyst for Bank of New York Mellon.



    Pictured is accounting alumna Rosemary Coombs.
    Accounting alumna Rosemary Coombs landed an internal auditor position at Schneider Downs.
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Maher Duessel
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • PaineWebber, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, N.A.
  • PPG Industries
  • Schneider Downs
  • Scott & McCune Company

Accounting Careers

With a degree in accounting, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Education 
  • Government

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