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Accounting Degree

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Offered on campus and fully online

Accounting – A Career with Limitless Possibilities

From global banking companies and small businesses to sports teams and the FBI, job opportunities available in the accounting profession are diverse, dynamic and vast. One in four CEOs are accountants, and accounting is one of the most common degrees among top-earning CFOs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4 percent growth in the accounting field between 2022 and 2032, with 126,500 job openings each year. The median pay is $78,000.

Point Park University offers a Bachelor of Science degree program and a post-baccalaureate program in accounting — on campus or fully online — providing you flexibility in choosing the path that best suits your needs and career goals.

You will learn from industry-focused faculty who will connect you to valuable networking and career opportunities. Point Park's small class sizes allow for individualized instruction, and coursework focuses on real-world scenarios and relevant case studies. You'll graduate ready for the CPA exam and equipped to build a successful career.

Through Point Park's accounting program, you will earn six credits toward our MBA degree programmaking it possible to graduate in five years with an MBA and the 150 credits generally required for CPA licensure. 

Courses & Topics

Our average class size of 15-20 students allows for personalized learning. You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and various courses in the accounting major, taught by industry-experience faculty. 

Courses include:

  • Accounting Internship I & II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing 
  • Business Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems

On-Campus Degree Program

Point Park's on-campus accounting degree program immerses you in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, a gateway to a variety of career connections, with Fortune 500 companies and Big Four firms steps away from campus.

Our industry-focused faculty are actively engaged in the field and leverage their professional connections to benefit their students, from taking classes on tours of local firms to bringing guest speakers to campus. 

Outside of the classroom, you'll have access to a variety of accounting-focused activities on campus and in the Pittsburgh community:

  • Our Student Accounting Association is an on-campus club that enhances students' knowledge and awareness of topics and practices within accounting while promoting career opportunities for all members.
  • Through our Accounting Career Awareness Program, a summer program for high school students, you can volunteer as a counselor to gain valuable leadership experience, connect with local professionals and explore downtown firms. 
  • Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance course will engage you with the community while growing your skill set.
  • You will gain real-world experience through internships and co-ops throughout the Pittsburgh region and beyond, most of which are paid, with students often making upwards of $20 per hour.

Point Park's vibrant urban campus will connect you to a wealth of opportunities in accounting. Apply online today!

Fully Online Degree Program

Point Park's online programs are presented in a flexible format at an affordable cost. Online courses are eight weeks long and are always offered asynchronously for your convenience

Online students have access to the same great benefits as on-campus students including:

  • Point Park faculty with real-world experience.
  • Small online class sizes for individualized attention.
  • A full spectrum of University resources.
  • A student success advisor offering support from application to graduation, who will guide you to successfully complete your degree.

Cohorts begin every eight weeks. Apply online today!

Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our accounting program allows students to earn six credits toward our MBA degree program, making it possible to graduate in five years with an MBA and the 150 credits generally required for CPA licensure.

Additionally, you may enroll in the Rowland School of Business Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program to obtain six more credits toward your MBA or another master's program in the Rowland School of Business. Learn more about our Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program.

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Scholarships for Accounting Students

Point Park's Rowland School of Business offers several donor-supported scholarships for students majoring in accounting:

Purpose: to provide two deserving students each with an equal one-time award to offset academic expenses above and beyond tuition, room and board. 


  • Full- or part-time first or second-year student
  • Majoring in accounting
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Recipient to receive a form of campus credit to purchase books or other supplies needed at the University Bookstore or through University purchasing.
  • First-year recipients (awarded as high school seniors) are eligible to receive this award for a second consecutive year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. 

Purpose: to assist deserving students in accounting at Point Park who have demonstrated academic excellence, personal maturity, and career motivation exemplified by Mr. Froehlich. 

Thomas J. Froehlich, a representative of Touche Ross and Company, was a member of the audit team which performed the required audits for the federal financial aid programs at Point Park College.  This scholarship has been established in recognition of Mr. Froehlich's contributions to the professional community in general and to Point Park in particular.


  • Accounting majors who have demonstrated academic excellence, personal maturity and career motivation
  • Successfully completed two years in the accounting program
  • GPA 3.25 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need

Dr. Nancy Washington, a former Point Park University trustee, and Mr. Milton Washington are community leaders who believe in the value of education. Nancy and Milt Washington seek to recruit students into accounting in hopes of building a diverse workforce pipeline for the accounting profession through this scholarship.


  • Full-time rising sophomore
  • Accounting major
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference for minority student with exceptional financial need
  • Preference for a student with an interest in entrepreneurship and/or information technology

Scholarship applications for 2024-25 are closed. Applications will reopen at a later date for 2025-26.

Learn more about Point Park's donor-supported scholarships

Accounting Internships and Co-ops

Students in our accounting program have completed internships and co-ops at a variety of places including:

  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Schneider Downs
  • Dollar Bank
  • Deloitte
  • PNC
  • PPG
  • EY (Ernst & Young)

Career Options

Our accounting program prepares students for a variety of careers in the accounting field including:

  • Public Accounting Auditor  
  • Corporate Controller 
  • FBI Special Agent 
  • Internal Revenue Service Agent 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Internal Auditor

Internships, Co-Ops & Experiential Learning

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