Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in


Accounting is the keystone in the decision-making process in any organization, regardless of size.

The goal of the accounting program at Shippensburg University is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to become successful professional accountants with rewarding careers. Because of the breadth of our program, graduates are prepared for a number of different career opportunities. Accounting is a high-demand, high-salaried field. Hospitals, insurance companies, charitable organizations, schools and universities all require the services of accountants.

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. These internship opportunities include private industry and public accounting positions as well as public sector positions. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

Students qualified on the basis of scholastic aptitude, academic performance, and accounting-related work experience, may wish to apply for the accelerated 5-Year BSBA/MBA Program in Accounting. Contact the department with specific questions about admissions requirements.

Get Involved

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Accounting Club provides opportunities for students to volunteer in community service, visit local businesses, and share their academic and internship experiences.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate BSBA degree in Accounting requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: Accounting majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings:
  • Accounting Courses: The courses required of the major provide students with the academic background necessary to be successful in the accounting profession. The Accounting program page has a complete list of courses.