A major in the Accounting program of Villanova University also provides students with the tools necessary to understand business, communicate with executives and handle demanding tasks. With nearly 100 percent of accounting majors employed by graduation, VSB accounting students are well-positioned and prepared to secure a rewarding career opportunity upon graduation.
Preparing for CPA at Villanova
The requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are different for each state. These requirements include completing a certain number of credit hours in an accounting program at a college/university, passing the Uniform CPA Exam and obtaining a specific amount of professional work experience. Currently all 50 states and the vast majority of U.S. jurisdictions have adopted the 150-credit hour requirement. Most professional accounting firms require students to have completed the 150-hour requirement prior to employment. As a result, students will need to earn 150 credit hours not only to become a licensed CPA but also to begin employment in many accounting career paths.
A degree in accounting opens up multiple career paths and our top ranked program attracts employers across many industries and positions. The career paths of our students include audit, tax, corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, deals, etc. The following is a selection of companies/organizations that have recently hired Villanova accounting students for full-time jobs and internship positions:
- Bank of America Merril Lynch
- BDO Seidman
- Citigroup, Inc.
- Credit Suisse Group
- EY, LLP
- Grant Thornton, LLP
- Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
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- Intermediate Accounting
- Federal Income Tax
- Accounting Information Systems
- Accounting for Real Estate
- International Accounting
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova and required essays
- Official secondary school academic records (with official English translation) and letters of recommendation
- Application fee of $80
- Standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT)
- Proof of English language proficiency
International56730 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.
National56730 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Philadelphia
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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