Clarion University's accounting program prepares students, like you, to succeed in accounting and finance professions. The department’s experienced faculty is enhanced by small class sizes which will prepare you for graduate education in accounting, business and law. This program is offered at the Clarion campus and online on a part-time basis.
Minor in Accounting
The accounting minor is available to students with any major from any college, including those in the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences. The accounting minor complements almost any career as employers are searching for graduates who are business savvy. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.
The Master of Science in accounting (MAcc) degree will prepare students for careers in corporate and public accounting as well as satisfying the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam and then receive the CPA certificate in almost any state. This program will provide students with essential accounting and financial analysis skills and the ability to communicate that knowledge within their workplace. The coursework is designed to also prepare students to pass the CPA exam. A graduate of Clarion’s online M.S. in accounting (MAcc) program will be qualified for employment with the big four and other CPA firms as well as with industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. It will also be beneficial to those who want to be self-employed. The program can be completed in one year for full-time students or over a longer period of time for those who want to attend part-time. This program is offered only online.
Certificates And Certifications
C.P.A. Exam Eligibility Certificate
This 20-month program will allow you to sit for the CPA exam. The program requires you take eight accounting courses (24 credits) at your convenience. To be eligible you must have a four-year degree from a Department of Education-approved college or university. You also must be within 16 credits of completing a bachelor's degree (in any field). You must provide an unofficial or official copy of their university transcript, along with the "Online CPA Exam Eligibility Program Form" for consideration. Admissions staff will use the transcript to make a judgment as to whether the student is within 16 credits of graduation. (This judgment will not be a definitive statement that the student will graduate within 16 credit hours.) The program is offered only online.