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Bachelors of Science in Accounting

The mission of the Accounting degree at Gwynedd Mercy University is to prepare graduates to enter the accounting profession, to participate and advance the goals of the profession and achieve personal success. 

Gwynedd Mercy University offers two options for the Accounting Degree. For those students who are interested in working in careers in industry or government, the 125-credit bachelor’s degree in accounting will provide the necessary training for a rewarding career in those areas. If you are interested in being a Certified Public Accountant, the 150 credit hour CPA track meets all of the educational requirements for you to sit and be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Learn more about what the Gwynedd Mercy School of Business can offer accounting students.

Option 1: Bachelors Degree Curriculum (125 credits)

Option 2: Bachelor's Degree Curriculum with CPA Track (150 Credit Hours)

Where do Gwynedd Mercy Accounting Graduates Work?


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All of our tradtional undergraduate programs are offered with a 4+1 MBA option. This allows Gwynedd Mercy University business students to graduate with an advanced degree. 


Option 1: Bachelors Degree Curriculum (125 credits)

Prerequisites (18 Credits)
ACC 105 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 106 Principles of Accounting II
CIT 101 Introduction to Desktop Computing
BUS 101 Business Theory
ECN 102 Microeconomics
ECN 103 Macroeconomics

Management Core (24 credits)
BUS 207 Principles of Marketing
BUS 230 Business Law
BUS 301 Principles of Management
BUS 310 Principles of Finance
BUS 306 Business Statistics I
BUS 340 Business Statistics II
BUS 304 Business Ethics
BUS 4000 Business Capstone

Accounting Core (27 Credits)
ACC 205 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 206 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 301 Managerial Accounting
ACC 305 Cost Accounting
ACC 315 Personal Taxes
ACC 316 Investment and Business Taxation
ACC 405 Advanced Accounting
ACC 406 Auditing
ACC 407 Fraud Auditing

Internship or Open Electives (8 credits)

Option 2: Bachelor's Degree Curriculum with CPA Track (150 Credit Hours)

Recent changes for Certified Public Accountants in Pennsylvania require that 150 credit hours must be obtained before a candidate can be licensed as a CPA.  In response to the changes in the law, the School of Business has created a new track in the accounting degree program that will allow qualified students to complete 150 credit hours in 4 years of intensive study.  This program will require students to complete internships in public accounting firms,


The curriculum combines the existing accounting degree requirements with the addition of courses which are specifically designed to prepare students for careers in Public Accounting.  These courses build competency in accounting, finance and international business topic areas. In addition, a mandatory internship in public accounting is required for all students in this track.

Complete your degree in 4 years.

Students having a Grade Point Average of 3.4 or above may apply to complete the 4-year, 150 credit hour program. This will enable students to complete the 150 credit hour program in 4 years. Students may apply for this program after the successful completion of their freshman year.

Additional Required Accounting Courses
ACC 207  Intermediate Accounting III
ACC 317 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 408 Advanced Accounting II
ACC 441 Internship in Public Accounting

Additional Business and Finance Courses
BUS 321 International Business
BUS 318 Operations Management
BUS 311 Investments
BUS 318 International Finance

Where do Gwynedd Mercy Accounting Graduates Work?

Recent graduates in the Accounting program have obtained jobs with the following employers

     Big 4 Public Accounting firms
     Regional Public Accounting firms
     Internal Revenue Service
     Department of Defense
     Private Industry

Internships in Accounting
Increasingly, students preparing for accounting professions value the internship experience. Over 80% of the most recent graduates in accounting participated in at least one internship during their academic careers. Many graduates did two internships.