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Pictured is international accounting student and Maher Duessel intern, Nabat Mammedova. | Photo by Jim Judkis
International accounting major Nabat Mammedova landed an internship with C.P.A. firm Maher Duessel.

Meet Alexis Xenakis, accounting major from Keystone Oaks High School.

Pursue an Accounting Career Fully Online or in Downtown Pittsburgh

With the recent focus on corporate accountability, there is no more relevant field than accounting. Accounting is consistently identified as one of the fastest growing professions according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

As an accounting major at Point Park, you'll do the course work required to pass the Certified Public Accountant examination. Plus, you'll be ready for a variety of careers in the field.

Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge to begin a career as a tax preparer, a financial analyst, a corporate or public accountant, an Internal Revenue Service special agent or a forensic accountant for the FBI, among others.

Earn Six Credits Toward an M.B.A. at Point Park University

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Point Park earn six credits toward an M.B.A. degree at the University while also fulfilling some of the Pennsylvania C.P.A. requirements

Degrees Offered in the Accounting Major

The following degrees, as well as a minor, are offered in the accounting program:

Our Accounting Alumni

Graduates of Point Park's accounting major have gone on to work at:

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • BDO Pittsburgh
  • HBK CPAs & Consultants
  • Schneider Downs
  • Fannie Mae
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • UPMC
  • U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Accounting Major Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the accounting program include:

  • Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Computer Applications in Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Cost Accounting Principles
  • Auditing

For a comprehensive list of courses offered, see the course descriptions.

Also, consider taking the Cash Course to learn how to make informed financial decisions throughout your college and professional life.

Accounting Internships in Pittsburgh:

  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • BDS/Canon Computer Systems
  • De Julius & Company Certified Public Accountants
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Maher Duessel
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Flagship Business Plans & Consulting
  • PaineWebber, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, N.A.
  • PPG Industries
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Schneider Downs
  • Scott & McCune Company

Accounting Careers

With a degree in accounting, you will have the option to pursue career opportunities in various fields, such as:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Education 
  • Government