Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2022 should pay a tuition deposit by August 1. Paying your deposit allows you to take advantage of class registration and housing options.
You'll earn a solid salary right after you graduate. Starting salaries for accounting grads are often around $55,000, median salaries are $70,500 and some of the best paid accountants make $122,840.
Accounting majors become leaders. One in four CEOS are accountants and accounting is one of most common degrees among top-earning CFOs.
Why Choose Point Park for Accounting?
Our city campus equals career connections. With industry-focused faculty and our location in Downtown Pittsburgh, we will connect you to networking and accounting career opportunities just steps from campus.
Internships and co-ops pay well. Nearly all of our accounting internships and co-ops are paid, with students often making $20 per hour.
You'll be ready for the CPA exam. As a Point Park accounting major, you'll be prepared for the Certified Public Accountant examination.
Earn six credits toward our MBA degreeprogram, making it possible to graduate in five years with an MBA and the 150 credits generally required for CPA licensure.
Michael Williams '18, Assurance Staff for EY and former intern and staff accountant for Herbein + Company, Inc.
"Michael’s coursework and studies at Point Park provided him a solid knowledge base of both accounting and tax issues, which allowed him to quickly integrate into our firm during the busiest time of the year. Point Park has stoked a passion in Michael and set him on the path to be successful in a very rewarding profession." — Thomas L. Bakaitus, Jr., Operating Officer and Partner, Herbein + Company, Inc.
"It was such a relief to spend my final semester at Point Park knowing I had already secured full-time employment, and I was fortunate to have several accounting professors guiding me throughout the process!"
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
"The accounting program offers courses that are critical to preparing for tomorrow's world, covering many facets of the field. Throughout my time at Point Park, I was able to master critical thinking, apply accounting skills to various business challenges and gain valuable team-based experience. Constant communication with professors has also accelerated my progress."
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
"Point Park has aided me tremendously in all of my endeavors. I have amazing professors with whom I share a close connection, and they have introduced me to valuable opportunities."
Friday, March 18, 2022
“We had the chance to speak with top executives to discuss a real-life, multimillion-dollar business acquisition. It confirmed to me that an accounting degree from Point Park brings students a lot closer to being an employee, like the executives in that very room."