Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Uncover Your Dream Career With a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Marywood University

Pursuing a degree in accounting could add up to a successful career for you. Marywood University has crafted an accounting program that prepares students for a rewarding career in consulting, public, corporate, or government accounting, to learn more about financial crimes and prepare students for an exciting career in forensics. Accounting is becoming part of the fastest-growing profession, one which forecasts major growth potential in the next few years.

A degree in accounting paves the way for a multitude of career paths, each offering unique challenges and opportunities. Auditors play a crucial role in examining financial records to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations, often working internally within organizations or externally in audit firms. As Compliance Officers, accounting graduates ensure that their organizations adhere to external laws and internal policies, a role critical in maintaining legal and ethical standards. Financial Analysts, leveraging their accounting expertise, analyze financial data to guide businesses and individuals in making informed investment decisions, a vital role in today's dynamic financial landscape. Personal Finance Advisors use their knowledge to provide personalized financial guidance to individuals, helping them manage their finances, plan for retirement, and make informed decisions about investments, tax laws, and insurance. These careers not only require a solid foundation in accounting principles but also demand strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate complex financial information in an understandable manner.

Top Employers

  • Federal Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Motion Picture & Video Industries
  • Funds, Trusts, and other Finance

Top Career Paths

  • Auditor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial/Credit Analyst
  • Personal Finance Advisor

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

The McGowan Center is home to the School of Business and Global Innovation. The building has state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs.

Wall Street West Financial Lab

In 2008 a classroom in the McGowan Center was renovated into a real-time business lab. Complete with a constant stock ticker, 20 new computers, and up-to-date financial software; the new business lab helps students get the knowledge they need for the financial workforce. Also, the high-tech lab works hand-in-hand with the student-run portfolio, the Pacer Investment Fund. The Pacer Investment Fund provides students with a solid knowledge of dealing with a stock portfolio. Students deal with actual money from investors and track their stocks. Along with handling real money, business students also have to observe the performance of the investor’s stock.

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McGowan Center Classrooms

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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Entrepreneur Launch Pad

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The Entrepreneur Launch Pad (ELP), located on the third floor of the Learning Commons, fosters a climate of entrepreneurship that helps students across all academic disciplines to explore commercial opportunities based on their innovative business ideas.

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A classroom with the stock market displayed on the wall

Wall Street West Financial Lab

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The Wall Street West Financial Lab, created in 2008, is a real-time business lab in the McGowan Center. Complete with a constant stock ticker, the high-tech lab works hand-in-hand with the student-run stock portfolio, the Pacer Investment Fund.

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Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

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