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Bachelor’s in Accounting Degree at Peirce College

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Our Accounting degree courses focus on the skills and core principles you need for success.

Your Bachelor's in Accounting Degree

Get the solid foundation you need for a successful career in accounting. Peirce College’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree will build your analytical and financial skills, plus you’ll learn valuable core accounting principles.
And you can learn those principles in the classrooms of our Philadelphia campus, online in our virtual classrooms or both. We're dedicated to providing you with the same learning experience online or on campus and have been since we began offering online coursework in 2000.
No matter where you take your accounting courses at Peirce, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career in the accounting field, which is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bachelor's in Accounting at Peirce College

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Peirce graduates from the bachelor’s in Accounting degree go on to work in corporate accounting departments, at accounting firms, or to study at advanced levels in accounting, business and finance. And you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exams – an important first step for many careers.

Your future is our biggest priority. It’s why our B.S. in Accounting degree is accredited by ACBSP, a nationally recognized agency that emphasizes teaching excellence and learning outcomes. Learn more about our accredited programs.

Take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career in accounting. Apply today to get started with your accountant degree.


Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 121

PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 345 Advanced Communication Skills 3
ECO 101 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102 Microeconomics 3
MAT 109 Statistics I 3
MAT 210 Statistics II 3
HUM/HIS Humanities/History Course (Choose 2) 6
MAT Mathematics Course (Choose 1) 3
SCI Science Course (Choose 2) 6
SOC SCI Social Science Course (Choose 2) 6
GEN ED General Education Course (Choose 2) 6
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
LAW 103 Business Law 3
MKT 101 Introduction to Marketing 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 203 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 204 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 222 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance 3
HRM 201 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 210 Applied Management Concepts 3
ACC 301 Auditing 3
ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 304 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 325 Taxation 3
MGT 310 Ethical Leadership 3
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 410 Government & Non Profit Accounting 3
ACC 425 Special Topics in Accounting 3
FIN 401 Financial Analysis 3
MGT 404 Operations Management 3
ACC 450 Accounting Capstone 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 1) 3

Meet Our Faculty

Our General Studies team members can vary from session to session since they teach in other programs at Peirce. For information on individual course instructors, please consult the Course Schedule.

Leola Bennett, Ed.D.
Professor, Accounting

B.S., University of Delaware
M.A., LaSalle University
Ed.D., Argosy University
Subject Area: Accounting

Michael Bentil, D.B.A.
Associate Professor, Accounting

B.A., Morehouse College
M.B.A., Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science)
D.B.A., University of Sarasota
Subject Area: Financial Accounting, Managerial & Cost Accounting, Individual Taxation, Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance, International Capital Flow

Gail DiGiacomo, Ed.D.
Professor, Accounting

Teaching Certification in Accounting, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.Ed., Bloomsburg University
Ed.D., University of Sarasota
C.F.E., Certified Fraud Examiner
Subject Area: Accounting, Finance

Fred Poellnitz, Ed.D., D.B.A. (Candidate)
Professor, Accounting

B.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., New York University
M.B.A., Harvard University
Ed.D., Wilmington University
D.B.A., (Candidate) Wilmington University
Subject Area: Financial Accounting, Managerial & Cost Accounting, Government & Nonprofit Accounting, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance, Organizational Leadership, Management, Individual & Corporate Taxation

Careers in Accounting

Graduates of our Accounting degree program hold positions like business analysts, credit analysts, financial examiners and personal financial analysts. Many employers are looking for graduates with accounting degrees, particularly service and government agencies, small to medium sized companies and accounting firms.

Enter a field that’s growing faster than the national average – jobs for accountants and auditors are projected to increase by 22% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics [need URL].

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