Accounting B.B.A.

Accounting is the very language of business. It opens doors to careers in almost any field. Accountants advise senior leadership on financial systems and forecasts as well as interpret and audit financial statements. Haub School graduates work in the public and private sectors, government, entertainment, law or as entrepreneurs.

Over the last decade, the field of accounting has changed dramatically. New tax laws, shifting technology and the globalization of business have contributed to an incredibly dynamic environment. Demand for graduates with expertise in accounting has surged.

In addition to providing students with a comprehensive foundation in accounting, the Haub School's Degree Completion Program encourages students to examine their field of study through a business ethics lens. Given the number of recent scandals affecting corporate America, this continues to be a core competency for Saint Joseph's graduates.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting through the Haub Degree Completion Program prepares students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination (CPA), while providing the flexibility to take evening, day, and online coursework from an AACSB-accredited university. Note, this degree can be completed as a hybrid degree but not entirely online. This degree also allows for a seamless transition to the post-baccalaureate certificate in accountancy for students with an MBA as well as a Certificate of Competence in SAP R/3 software.

“I chose Saint Joseph’s because of its accounting program and the ability to stay in Philadelphia. I have been deployed overseas part of every year since September 11th except in 2007. When I came home, my civilian job was gone after 60 years of business. I didn’t have much of a choice but to go back to school. My last civilian job was as a car salesman. What happened in the industry was a wake-up call to go back to school. For long-term stability, I needed to finish my degree.” Christopher Shovlin, Adult Learner