Accounting is the language of business that allows different entities to communicate effectively with each other. The Accounting profession provides this vital service to management and owners of business firms, investors, creditors, labor unions, government agencies and most importantly to the general public. The curriculum of the College's Accounting major is designed to provide individuals with communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills, as well as the technical proficiency needed to become professional accountants.
Click this link to access The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and other accounting organizations continually emphasize the value of a broad approach to education. The liberal arts core and business support courses that are required of all accounting majors at Misericordia University address this need and help individuals acquire the necessary skills that will contribute to a productive life and satisfying career. The accounting faculty emphasizes the importance of these abilities in accounting courses that also contain the profession's technical body of knowledge. Accounting courses also integrate an extensive use of microcomputers and standard business software into instruction and student assignments. Students are given instruction in business writing and presentation skills.
Forensic Accounting Minor
The minor in forensic accounting provides the student with a foundation in the methods employed by accountants, auditors, and managers in preventing and detecting fraud and deception in business entities, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies.
The accounting minor provides a strong analytical base for almost any major.
ARCH Accelerated Degree Program
You can earn your Bachelor of Science in as little as 2 1/2 years by attending classes part-time. The convenient and predictable schedule allows you take classes either once a week or online up to 12 credits per semester. Courses are offered face-to-face in 5-week sessions at Luzerne County Community College on the Nanticoke Campus, or online in 7 1/2 week sessions.
The Accounting program here at Misericordia has pushed me to work harder and become a better student. With the one on one professor interactions, I am able to learn more and get clarity on any topic.
Misericordia University has given me much more than just an education within the Accounting profession; this school has given me opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
The faculty in the accounting department bring years of professional experience that provides a perspective more valuable than any textbook. They challenge you to think about the environment outside of the classroom and prepare you to excel in your future career.
MBA 5th Year Program
Why wait to begin the MBA program when you can get started as an undergraduate student?
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The BS/MBA 5-Year program is for eligible rising Misericordia University seniors within a business-related major or seeking a bachelor of science degree in a major which affords the ability to take all MBA pre-requisite courses and contains adequate free elective space. Accepted students will take up to 12 MBA credits* within their senior year to also serve as the fulfillment of required undergraduate free elective credits within their current program.
*Students pursuing the Accounting Specialization will take a maximum of 6 credits.