About the Major

Wilson students mean business, especially when it comes to accounting.  A degree in accounting at Wilson prepares students for a wide variety of jobs in accounting and business.  All accounting classes focus on problem solving, strategy, critical thinking and analysis.  Internships provide students with valuable work experience, exposure to a variety of accounting settings, and provide invaluable career planning opportunities. A liberal arts education, coupled with an accounting major will provide students with a solid financial foundation, critical thinking skills, and sensitivity to the ethical and international climate of today’s dynamic and ever-changing business world.

Accounting study can prepare a student for a wide variety of careers. Whether a student majors, or studies accounting as an elective, the knowledge gained will supplement any career path. Accounting develops both analytical abilities and critical thinking skills necessary for success in today’s workforce. The accounting profession continues to grow and the job market is excellent for graduating students.

Students majoring in accounting will be well prepared for jobs in public accounting, manufacturing, merchandising, and service enterprises, financial institutions, Federal, state, or local government, and not-for-profit organizations. Students taking electives in accounting will bring important business skills to the careers they pursue, as well as benefiting from them in their own personal lives.

Courses in accounting also provide a solid foundation for graduate school programs in accounting, business, and finance and are particularly beneficial in law school.

Contact Information

James F. Hay, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Business and Economic
717-264-4141 ext. 3258

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