Thursday, August 30, 2018

Flexible, Rigorous & Accredited – Get To Know Peirce’s Accounting Program

We know Peirce means business, and what is business without accounting?

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the projected number of accountant and auditor positions in the US is expected to increase by 10% by 2026, and this growth is faster than the average of all other occupations. If that is not enough, the median pay for Accountants and Auditors in nearly $70k per year.

Now that I have your attention, let me share some specifics on how Peirce College’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting program can get you there.

Last year, I was part of a team who conducted a comprehensive review of Peirce’s accounting program. The results encouraged an increase in flexibility, while maintaining rigor. With that in mind, we adjusted our curriculum to offer students the flexibility to transfer in previously earned credits, as we know many students come in with previous college coursework completed outside of Peirce. In alignment with our rigorous curriculum, if you are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant, we offer courses with the content knowledge needed to sit for the CPA exam.

As a student, you will take classes in the areas of business, finance, accounting (Intermediate I, II, and Managerial), international business and cultures, taxation, stats, auditing and ethical leadership. If you have a desire to pursue the Certified Public Accountant exam, we also recommend courses in advanced accounting, government & non-profit accounting, cost accounting and management as electives.

But wait, there’s more! Did you know our accounting program holds a specialized accreditation by ACBSP? If not, now you do! ACBSP is the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and recognizes not only our business administration program, but also designates Peirce College’s accounting program as only 1 of 19 in the country with this specialized ACBSP Accounting Accreditation. Most notably, we are the only college/university in Philadelphia with this recognition!

Not only do we have the flexibility, rigor and accreditation, we also have a diverse and experienced faculty with connections to industry associations where students may be able to get involved and earn potential scholarships! These industry associations include PICAP (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants), NABA (National Association of Black Accountants), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and more. As a student, discounted memberships are frequently available and encouraged. In fact, one of our accounting students, Ashley Reed, was awarded one of fifty scholarships in the state of PA! She was granted a $4,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year from PICPA. Congratulations Ashley!

Eager to get started with this growing and successful program and industry? Reach out to our Admissions team today to learn more at 215.670.9000 or admissions@peirce.edu.