According to the Bureau of Statistics, employment of accountants is expected to grow 22% by 2018. As new innovations, processes and technology emerge, the skills students will need to excel as accounting professionals must also reflect these changes.
Our career-oriented Accounting program prepares students for diversified positions in the field of accounting. The strong concentration on accounting topics in the curriculum is enhanced with the integration of appropriate business and general education courses. In addition, students learn critical skills such as the importance of understanding and grasping accounting knowledge domestically and globally, quantitative analysis, teamwork, and critical thinking.
At Peirce, these skills are taught to students by academically and professionally qualified faculty dedicated and committed to student-centered learning. A forward-leaning model, coursework is student outcome-focused, relevant to the marketplace, and offered in an accelerated format fully online or on campus to meet the needs of today’s busy professionals. In addition, career development services, instructional infrastructure, and academic supportive services available to all students.
After completing the program, graduates will meet the accounting credit hour education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, though there are additional requirements before the license is granted. Peirce offers a Graduate Scholars program to eligible undergraduate students allowing them to complete six graduate credits that can be applied to both undergraduate and graduate levels, a great benefit for accounting scholars pursuing the total 150 credit hours required for the CPA.
Peirce graduates have found employment in all areas of accounting, performing various supervisory, analytical and other challenging functions in organizations such as:
- Government agencies
- Small to medium size companies
- Public accountancy
- Graduate studies
While accounting is not for everyone, those who thrive in such an orderly, data-driven profession can enjoy a financially, professionally, and personally rewarding career. Peirce College Accounting degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a testament of its top quality.