Accounting and Management Information Systems

The Accounting and Management Information Systems Department in the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems.

Accounting is the keystone in the decision-making process in any organization, regardless of size. Often referred to as the “language of business,” accounting is a high-demand, high-salaried field. Our graduates are ready to explore a wide-range of career opportunities. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Shippensburg University, with at least 24 credits of accounting course work, you may take the CPA exam. To obtain a CPA license, an additional 30 credits are required beyond the BSBA degree requirements. Many of our students fulfill this requirement by pursuing a five-year BSBA/MBA program designed specifically for accounting majors. This course of study allows you to transition seamlessly from your BSBA degree to the MBA program.

Our Management Information Systems graduates enjoy working with the latest technologies, interacting with other business professionals, and doing something different each day. They are in high-demand and receive one of the highest salaries within any organization. Information systems empower business. Integrating computer technology with business systems allows MIS majors to learn how to analyze the needs of an organization and design, implement, and maintain these information-based systems. Today's economic conditions have accelerated the demand for graduates with strong business operations and technical skills. Most MIS majors are able to select from among multiple job opportunities upon graduation.

Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems |  328 Grove Hall  |  (717) 477-1436

Master of Business Administration

Ship delivers its 30-credit MBA degree program in three convenient formats: part time, full time and online. The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. You can also add a 6-credit concentration to your MBA program:

Post-bachelor's certificates are offered in:

Master of Science in Information Systems

Shippensburg University’s Master of Science in Information Systems program is a joint program between the Computer Science (CS) and Management Information Systems (MIS) departments that allows you to apply information systems and technology concepts to many business and technical situations.

Accounting : This student club allows you to explore career alternatives in your area(s) of study. Professionals from public accounting, private industry, and nonprofit organizations meet with students to share their experiences and provide guidance. Club members share their academic and internship experiences with each other, and plan field trips.

Management Information Systems: The MIS professional association was formed to help business majors expand their vision of information systems. Presentations and field trips to IT departments at established firms are scheduled to further the understanding of IT related fields.

Investment Management ProgramDuring your senior year, you may be invited to take part in the Investment Management Program class, where students manage a real-money portfolio. For more information, visit the IMP website. Outside of the classroom, the Investment Club gives you hands-on experience in managing the Ship Global Collegiate Fund. These groups have been recognized for excellence in portfolio management at regional and national competitions.

The College of Business Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for you to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. 

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. While participation is not mandatory, students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of 9 credits.

Accounting and Management Information Systems - Grove Hall 328

Viet Dao, Chair | Professor
(717) 477-1415

Susan Lee, Secretary
(717) 477-1436 Fax: (717) 477-4073

Contact faculty for office location and hours.


William Bealing, Professor Emeritus

Hyunpyo Kim, Associate Professor
(717) 477-1641

J. Jay Mackie, Associate Professor 
(717) 477-1436

Mary Myers, Professor Emeritus

Edward Pitingolo, Associate Professor 
(717) 477-1057

Janice Rummell, Associate Professor 
(717) 477-1799

Tien, Keng-Ming (Terence), Associate Professor
(717) 477-11702

Management Information Systems

Joseph Catanio, Associate Professor
(717) 477-1526

Azim Danesh, Professor
(717) 477-1674

Viet Dao, Professor
(717) 477-1415

Yucong Liu, Associate Professor
(717) 477-1601

Michael Marsh, Professor Emeritus

Brian Wentz, Associate Professor
(717) 477-1601