Manage real funds, work with clients to prepare tax returns, and trade across markets under regulatory constraints in our Financial Markets Investment Lab.
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10% through 2027, faster than the average for all occupations. (source)
Both of the Accounting programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP
B.S. curriculum provides preparation toward professional accounting certifications.
B.S. curriculum provides work-based experiences through a recommended internship.
The median annual wage for accountants and auditors in May 2017. (source)
Stepping foot onto the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange was exhilarating. The energy from the trading floor that afternoon was so vibrant. My interest for financial markets went from being conceptual to emotional in a matter of moments
Brandon Sisino, Banking & Finance
I spent the summer working for a financial services company in the greater Washington D.C. area. I was responsible for processing client applications, scheduling client meetings, and producing financial projections. I was also able to sit in on client meetings and gain valuable "soft skills" that are difficult to develop in the classroom. At the conclusion of the internship, I was offered a position to be a Financial Paraplanner.
George Gadbois, Banking & Finance
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The VITA program is a free service offered by Penn College Accounting and Business students. Our students are IRS-certified to provide basic tax return preparation and filing.