Accounting Track

The accounting track at PhilaU prepares you to become a professional with a broad understanding of public accounting and financial management of corporate and nonprofit organizations. You will have the opportunity to network with accounting industry professionals from day one, participate in industry-sponsored projects, complete an exciting semester abroad, or help to run our Student Managed Investment Fund. You can also earn your iMBA degree in one additional year of study while preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 (CFA) exam.


Accountants serve a variety of roles in every company. Our graduates have gone to work at the Federal Reserve Bank, Ernst & Young and KPMG, just to name a few. Consider where you could be in only four short years:

  • Working as a certified public accountant in an accounting firm
  • Preparing taxes and audits for the IRS
  • Playing a vital role in financial management at a company like Verizon

"During my time at PhilaU I interned for Verizon in their Leadership Development Program for three summers in various locations such as Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Georgia. I also interned for CBIZ in their tax department for one busy season. I haven’t yet been at my current position for a year and I have already passed all four sections of the CPA exams and I owe it all to PhilaU."

Kristina Herb '13, M'14
Finance Analyst | Consolidations & Reporting | Verizon Finance Leadership Development Program


Take all three accounting specializations for a focused degree, or mix one or two additional specializations for a customized curriculum.



Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • Accounting Theory & Practice (3)

Tax, Auditing & Managerial Accounting

  • Federal Taxes I (3)
  • Cost Accounting (3)
  • Auditing (3)

Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Advanced Accounting (3)
  • Accounting Systems (3)
  • Individual Taxation (3) or
    Corporate Taxation (3) or
    Estate and Gift Taxation (3) or
    Managerial Economics (3) or
    Internship (3)

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