Prepare to excel in today's business climate with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from PennWest Global Online.
Learn the practical applications of fundamental accounting concepts. This program at PennWest puts significant emphasis on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge.
All students will complete a business core within the 120-credit-hour program to focus on the functional areas of business and business analytics. Students will also build valuable skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork.
Students’ achievements in PennWest’s business administration programs are recognized in several ways. Qualified students can become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders; Student Accounting Association; Economics Club; Finance Club; American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management.
Our highly qualified business and accounting faculty members have significant industry experience as well as advanced degrees in their fields. Our professors have earned MBAs and doctorates from top schools such as American University, City University of New York, George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Wayne State University.
Instruction in the program focuses on student engagement and active learning, keeping you involved and engaged with your instructors and classmates. All courses in the program consider the critical role of globalization and rapid technological advance in all aspects of the business environment.
Students will be prepared to join the workforce, become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or go on to pursue a graduate degree in Accounting, Business or Law.
Recent graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at such distinguished institutions as University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, College of William and Mary, Youngstown State University and Florida State University.
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11% through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Career opportunities for business graduates include positions such as:
Among the many companies and industries that choose to hire our graduates are:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.