Major in Accounting: Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Accounting
Be a Critical Player in Any Organization
Join one of the top accredited accounting programs and be on the right track to achieve your career goals. In 2018, GMercyU's high CPA exam pass rate ranked the program 16th in the nation for similar-sized accounting schools, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
With GMercyU's accounting major, you will gain a solid background in accounting principles, taxes, auditing, finance, and business theory. If you want to build a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or put your accounting chops to work in the business world, consider our bachelor’s in accounting with a CPA track or our accelerated 4 + 1 MBA option.
Earn an Accounting Degree and put yourself on the CPA Track
If you’re considering a career as a CPA, you can complete your CPA education requirements along with your bachelor’s degree in four years. In addition to the accounting program’s standard 125 credits, you’ll earn another 25 credits to reach the 150 credits needed to be on the CPA track. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in investments, operations, and international finance, and get real-world experience by completing a paid internship with a public accounting firm.
In 2016, GMercyU was ranked 14th in the country for very small schools with a CPA exam pass rate of 73.3%, compared to the national average of 56%, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
4 + 1 MBA Option
Earn an Accounting Degree and your MBA in just five years
For students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, GMercyU offers a unique 4 +1 MBA option that allows you to earn both a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in just five years. Skip the grad school entrance exams by taking additional credits during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition – and then seamlessly completing your MBA the following year. Contact your advisor to discuss your eligibility to enroll in this program.
The GMercyU Difference
At GMercyU, dedicated professors, a small student community, and top-notch academics will help you reach your goal in obtaining an accounting degree. You’ll get more individualized attention here than you’ll find at other accounting schools in PA, and you’ll start down the road to a successful college and professional career. For the past several years, 100% of students in the CPA track have landed jobs after graduation. The accounting program at GMercyU also is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Take your education even further outside of the classroom. Earn real-world experience through paid internships at public accounting firms, non-profits, industry, and government organizations. You also can participate in professional accounting associations to make connections, get advice, and map out your career. In fact, our accounting major students are offered a student membership to PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants), and encouraged to join the Student Chapter of the North Penn Chapter of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).
Accounting college students increasingly value the real-world experience that internships provide. More than 80 percent of Gwynedd Mercy University’s recent accounting graduates completed at least one paid internship. Many accounting majors completed two internships during their undergraduate careers.
Our accounting majors have recently completed internships at:
Gable Peritz Mishkin LLP
Pritchard, Beiler, Gruver and Willison P.C.
Clifton Larson Allen
Catholic Health Care
Bee, Bergvall & Co
Resnick Amsterdam Leshner, P.C.
In addition, one GMercyU accounting major earned a fellowship through Sigma Beta Delta, the business honor society. Read Kyle's story!
If you’ve already earned college-level credits at other institutions or accounting colleges, you can transfer them to Gwynedd Mercy University. All you need to do is submit your transcript and a course description to the Registrar, who will determine whether the course counts towards the credits required for graduation. Read more on our Transfer Credits page.
In addition, Gwynedd Mercy University has articulation agreements with Delaware County Community College and Manor College.