LA ROCHE COLLEGE INTRODUCING MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING
STATE OF PA NOW REQUIRES STUDENTS TO HAVE 150 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (October 28, 2011) – In January 2012, La Roche College will begin offering a Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting. The 30-credit master’s level accounting program will offer one of the few comprehensive, non-MBA, graduate accounting programs in western Pennsylvania.
The program is designed to provide students with advanced accounting skills that can be immediately put to use to enhance their careers and competitiveness. “The four largest accounting firms in the world no longer interview people who do not have 150 credit hours—they want all future staff members to be certified,” said Mark Dawson, chair of the Accounting and Finance Department at La Roche College. “The state of Pennsylvania also now requires CPAs to have 150 hours of college credit, compared to the 120 hours required before.”
The degree, which is designed for any students who want to become certified in the profession, will explore such advanced topics as international accounting, updates in SEC reporting, fraud examination and forensic accounting. Upon completion, graduates will have received the necessary preparation for CPA licensure. For more information, students can call the Graduate Studies and Adult Education Department at 412-536-1260, email Hope.Schiffgens@laroche.edu or click here to download a brochure.
About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.