Accounting, Online

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Accounting Student

About this program

The future of accounting is evolving. Beyond crunching numbers, a career in accounting means taking on cutting edge software. Digging into forensic accounting and learning how to combat security threats. And when you graduate with this online degree, you’ll understand the legalities of accounting and be fully prepared to set up and secure business systems.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

In-State Tuition Rate

Build a Diverse Skillset

6%

Projected Growth Through 2028

Careers

  • Public accounting
  • Appraising
  • Banking
  • Financial management
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Computerized Accounting (ACC201)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Principles of Banking (FIN150)
  • Cost Accounting (ACC311)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACC341)
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning (FIN305)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACC285)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACC346)
  • Directed Accounting Electives (ACC)
  • Income Taxation for Individuals (ACC332)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC461)
  • Retirement and Insurance Planning (FIN395)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Corporation, Partnership, Estate and Trust Taxation (ACC430)
  • Investments (FIN360)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Directed Business Elective (BAE)
  • Auditing (ACC452)
  • Forensic Accounting (ACC470)
  • Business Policy and Strategy (MGT497)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
Facilities

Virtual Lab Participation

As an online student you can still be part of our collaborative learning experience. Thanks to Zoom software, you’ll have the ability to virtually join live class discussions from your off-campus location. Labs dive into QuickBooks, SAS software, cyber security, and lots more.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Mar 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 10

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 101:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 171:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 181:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 241:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 251:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 311:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 1

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 11:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 21:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 51:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 61:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 71:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 131:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 141:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 201:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 211:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 271:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 281:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Military Tuition Assistance

Thanks to the Military Tuition Assistance Program, more tomorrow makers can find their futures at Penn College. Through this special offering, qualified active military personnel are eligible to pursue college credits tuition free.

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Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle

Convenience

  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling – take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family
  • Transfer-friendly programs shorten time to complete your degree

Value

  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs
  • Regional accreditation (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) plus professional accreditation (ACBSP)

Service

  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
  • No required campus visits
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More Information

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

View general transfer information

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

International students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course of study in-person. Students are not permitted to enroll in an entirely online degree. Online degrees are available to international students pursuing the degree from their home country. Students must still meet all admissions criteria for admission to the college and any special admissions requirements that govern pursuit of their chosen major.

Prospective students should be aware that certification/licensure requirements in this profession may vary by state. The Accounting program can prepare students to sit for several certification and/or licensure exams within the state of Pennsylvania (e.g., CPA, CMA, CPB, among others). The program office can help you determine eligibility within the State of Pennsylvania. Although most states have passed “mobility” laws, we have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than Pennsylvania are also asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Ms. Yvette M Graver, CPA, Director of Finance, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Mr. Kevin Kilgus, '88, Controller, CMC Joist & Deck
  • Ms. Lori A Kriner, Accounting Manager, Families United Network, Inc.
  • Ms. Jaime L Kuntz, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Lea Ann S Plessinger, CPA LLC, Managing Member, CPA, LLC, Self Employed
  • Ms. Susan Powell, '85, Accountant
  • Mr. Peter Stockett, CFP, '92, CFP Registered Representative, 18th Street Financial Services, LLP
  • Ms. Andrea Turner, Plant Controller, West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office