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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.

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.



Kevin Vinson, CMA
Program Director for Accounting

What can I do with a degree in accounting?

Career Options

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


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

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.


Keystone student-to-faculty ratio


increase in jobs over the next 10 years


Median annual salary for accounting careers


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.


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.

Keystone College student reads on computer


Over 30 student-run clubs and organizations, including the FBLA organization, Phi Beta Lambda,  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

Kasey Chermak, MS

Kasey Chermak, MS

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

Patricia Davis, PhD

Professor of Accounting and Program Director of Business, Hospitality Business Management, Financial Planning, Supply Chain Management, MBA with Accounting Concentration, and MAcc
Laura Little, DBA

Laura Little, DBA

Assistant Professor of Business and Faculty Fellow for Assessment
Brenda Lidy, MS

Brenda Lidy, MS

Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator for Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and Information Technology
Ronda Schiavone, MBA

Ronda Schiavone, MBA

Instructor of Business
Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Elizabeth Schneider, MBA, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Sandra R. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Sport and Recreation Management (BS) and Sport Leadership and Management (MS)
Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Donald “Doc” Stacknick, MS

Instructor and Internship Coordinator for Sport and Recreation and Faculty Athletics Representative
Chad Stevens, PhD

Chad Stevens, PhD

Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Business, Management & Technology
Kevin Vinson, MBA

Kevin Vinson, MBA

Associate Professor of Accounting and Program Director of Accounting, B.S.

You Belong at Keystone

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