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    A degree you can bank on

    Our program is designed to acquaint you with the basics needed to perform financial analysis and planning related to budgeting in a corporate or non-profit business environment. The curriculum is focused on real-life application throughout all of the accounting and finance courses. In addition, business electives in the program allow you to tailor your degree toward an area of accounting that interests you most!

    The foundation provided by this degree prepares students for entry-level accounting positions or to easily move into a four-year institution’s curriculum focused on accounting, business, or management. Opportunities to complete purposeful and valuable internships while studying at Lackawanna give our students an advantage after graduation.

    Fast Facts

    • Graduates of our Accounting associate degree program can transfer directly into our Accounting bachelor’s degree. Others will find that they’ve built a strong foundation to earn their Business bachelor’s degree, but some additional courses may be required.
    • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 11% from 2014 to 2024, with nearly 142,000 new jobs available.
    • The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $67,190 as of May 2015.
    • Employment opportunities for graduates include work in banking, investment companies, brokerage firms, finance departments of corporations, and even forensic accounting.


    • Demonstrate mastery of basic accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
    • Use computer programs and packages for data entry, calculation, posting of accounts, and the preparation of tax returns.
    • Apply the principles of managerial accounting to industrial situations.
    • Demonstrate mastery of financial principles related to corporate finance.
    • Define fundamental business principles through the study of law, management, economics, and statistics.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2020) – PDF

    Accounting degrees are offered at the Scranton campus, Hazleton Center, Lake Region Center, Sunbury Center, and Towanda Center. This degree can also be completed entirely online.