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Accounting Degree

Make a calculated business decision with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Why Study Accounting?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.
  • Participate in Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) or Institute of Management Accountants’ affiliates.
  • Learn to create a professional portfolio, an effective marketing tool when applying for employment and attending interviews.
  • Gain practical experience during various internship opportunities.
  • First year students accepted on a full-time basis into the accounting program may be eligible to receive scholarships up to $15,000, including the Professional Accounting Scholarship awarded at $4,000 per academic year.

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The Department of Business, Management, and Technology at Keystone College has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

Contact

Kevin Vinson, CMA
Program Director for Accounting
570-945-8430
kevin.vinson@keystone.edu

Program Goals

  • Solve accounting problems by evaluating facts, challenging assumptions, employing process skills.
  • Interpret business information through financial statements, summaries, and associated notes.
  • Produce a research paper on a variety of accounting topics for members of the Accounting Advisory Board to evaluate.
  • Practice the core values defining the accounting profession including integrity, competency, life-long learning, ethical behavior, and commitment to excellence.

What can I do with a degree in accounting?

Career Options

  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Health Care (Accountant, Financial Manager)
  • Internal Auditor
  • IRS or FBI Agent
  • Tax Manager

Employers

  • Bank of America
  • Cawley, Johnson & Sanders, PC
  • IG Design Group Americas, Inc.
  • Kriger Construction, Inc.
  • PCS Retirement

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

14:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

6%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$73,560

Median annual salary for accounting careers

Ranked

Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Internships

Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom. All Accounting majors complete an internship of 6 credits.

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Connections

Over 30 student-run clubs and organizations, including the FBLA organization, FBLA Collegiate,  and the Hospitality Business Management Club, are available and are a wonderful way to meet people, travel, learn about different subjects, and gain valuable leadership opportunities.

Be Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in a passionate, close-knit community…a family. Keystone College comes together in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Athletics are part of life on campus.

“Keystone really helped prepare me for what I do on a daily basis. The faculty is excellent and every professor makes sure you are well-versed in the most current practices in the field.”

Jenny Davis, Class of 2016

Featured Faculty

Zachary Brunner

Zachary Brunner

Instructor for Sport & Recreation Management
Kasey Chermak

Kasey Chermak

Instructor and Program Director for Computer Science and Information Technology
Patricia Davis, PhD

Patricia Davis, PhD

Professor of Accounting
Kassandra Ford

Kassandra Ford

Instructor of Business and Accounting
Brenda Lidy

Brenda Lidy

Chair of Business, Management, and Technology
Laura Little, DBA

Laura Little, DBA

Assistant Professor of Business and Faculty Fellow for Assessment
Tara Macciocco

Tara Macciocco

Instructor of Sport and Recreation Management
Ryan Novitsky

Ryan Novitsky

Instructor of Sport & Recreation Management
Ronda Schiavone

Ronda Schiavone

Instructor of Business
Elizabeth Schneider, JD

Elizabeth Schneider, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Donald “Doc” Stacknick

Donald “Doc” Stacknick

Instructor and Internship Coordinator for Sport and Recreation and Faculty Athletics Representative
Kevin Vinson

Kevin Vinson

Associate Professor of Accounting

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