Undergraduate Business Programs

Accounting professionals

Accounting Major

Accounting is the language of business and so much more. It provides the critical information that guides decision-making at all levels of business, government and non-profit organizations.

The recommended plan of study includes classes in applied and social sciences, marketing and business communication, in addition to finance, business law and management information systems.

Why Major in Accounting?

An Accounting degree offers students the opportunity to obtain technical knowledge, analytical skills and communication expertise required to lead ethical and effective organizations and people. Accounting graduates find career opportunities across many areas including public, private and government accounting.

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Students planning to take the CPA exam should review the educational requirements established by the State Board of Accountancy in the state in which they plan to sit for the examination.

Undergraduate Accounting Major Degree Options

BS in Business Administration (Accounting Major)

Students studying accounting will receive a BS in Business Administration with major in Accounting. The Accounting Major concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

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BS / MS Dual Degree (Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Masters in Accounting)

This highly specialized degree program provides academically qualified students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MS in Accounting in the same amount of time it takes to earn a normal undergraduate degree while still participating in the co-op program. The Masters in Accounting program can be completed in a 1-year format or 2-year format. This dual degree requires admittance separate from the Drexel LeBow School of Business.

BS / MBA Dual Degree (Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Masters in Business Administration)

LeBow’s BS/MBA program provides academically qualified students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA with five years of study.

Minor in Accounting

A minor in accounting can be a great supplement to a wide range of degrees. The Accounting Minor concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

All interested students should meet with an advisor. Make an appointment by calling the Undergraduate Advising Office at 215.895.2110.

    Average Co-op Weekly Pay: $920
    Top Co-Op Recruiters:
    • Ametek, Inc.
    • CHUBB (formerly ACE USA)
    • KPMG LLP
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Average Starting Salary: $54,879
    Full-time employment data reflects the class of 2017. Co-op data reflects academic year 2016-2017.

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Accounting Major News

Later this year, Deanna Byrne ‘92 will mark 30 years working at PwC. In 2017, she was named the first female managing partner of PwC’s Philadelphia office.
LeBow assistant professor Curtis Hall weighs in on the long-held debate among academics and regulators about whether or not the stock market creates pressure on the managers of public firms to make short-term decisions in order to meet earnings targets.
Accounting senior Michelle Pedicone traveled to rural Nicaragua with Global Brigades to help build sanitation stations in a remote village.