The Master of Science in Accounting program at ESU can be completed in just 12 months.
The program also offers an affordable “4+1” bachelor’s and master’s degree trajectory.
The ESU’s master’s program appeals to both accounting and non-accounting majors and
to the demographic needs of the region.
Accounting undergraduate majors, especially those at ESU, will have an opportunity
to seamlessly transition into a graduate program that will enable them to earn both
an undergraduate and graduate degree in accounting in five years and to acquire necessary
skills and credentials to achieve board certification.
And non-accounting majors seeking a change in career paths may achieve similar results
with some remedial coursework.
Upon completion, students are qualified to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant
Additionally, students completing the accounting program
will demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in financial accounting and reporting,
federal taxation of individuals and corporations, auditing, cost accounting and accounting
will be able to critically analyze new practices and procedures for their aesthetic
qualities and express the evaluation in written and oral form;
will demonstrate proficiency in the following basic skills including communication
skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, information technology skills, teamwork,
ethics, and globalization.
The fundamental areas in accounting include auditing (internal and external), forensic
accounting, corporate financial accounting, managerial accounting, individual taxation,
and business taxation. The M.S. program in accounting includes skill development in
financial statement preparation and analysis, auditing, and individual and corporate
tax preparation and planning.
Successful ESU graduates pursue careers as controllers, chief financial officers,
government accountants, budget directors, internal or external auditors, forensic
accountants, firm valuation experts, personal and corporate tax accountants, and non-profit
Recent graduates have transitioned into positions at accounting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers
in New York, BBD LLP in Philadelphia, and regional firms including Concannon Miller
Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants
who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania
must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see
ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.
Please contact the Department Secretary for more information about the Business Management
programs at (570) 422-3251.