Penn State Shenango Adds Accounting Specialty for Business Students

SHARON, Pa. – Starting in the fall, Penn State Shenango will beginning offering a specialization in accounting for students pursuing business degrees.

“This degree is created for students seeking a broad-based education that prepares them for the business world,” said Georgia Macris, business program coordinator, in a statement. “The program combines core business fundamentals with applied study and internships in a practical setting.”

Students will take foundational courses like math and economics before getting into upper-level business courses centered on logistics, information systems and taxation. the curriculum is designed to ensure students are well trained in accounting, but also business concepts such as management marketing.

“Throughout the past year, even during the pandemic, local businesses have reached out with an interest in working with accounting students,” said Taylor Cole, career services coordinator at Penn State Shenango. “Because accountants are essential to an organization’s financial health, they continue to be in demand. By offering the accounting option at Penn State Shenango, we will be meeting not only a national demand, but a local demand for students with an accounting background and knowledge.”

The accounting specialty for Penn State Shenango’s business degree is the campus’ latest addition, following the arrival of four-year degrees in corporate communications, criminal justice, cybersecurity analytics and health policy and administration. All programs will launch this year.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.