College of Business and Public Affairs

Office: 309 Anderson Hall
West Chester Pa 19383
Phone: 610-436-3460
Email: Department Chair

Accounting Introduction

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The academic department of Accounting at the College of Business and Public Affairs offers a full program of accounting courses to enable students to start careers in public accounting, public sector, or private sector, or pursue additional degrees.

West Chester University has always been reputed for its teaching excellence. The College of Business faculty members are an integral part of this tradition. The commitment of our faculty members to teaching excellence directly facilitates the success of our students.

Our experience in the past decade has indicated that students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program are adequately prepared to succeed on the first attempt at the CPA and CMA examinations immediately after graduation.

The Accounting Department also works with students to help meet the recent Pennsylvania requirement of obtaining 150 credit hours to receive the CPA certificate. Since students hava a variety of options for the extra thirty credits, meeting with a faculty member is beneficial.

Mission Statement

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In support of the University Mission, the School of Business provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate business education to students from Pennsylvania and the broader region. The school focuses on student learning and the development of skills that prepare them for the demands of the global business environment. The School strives to be a critical component of the economic fabric of the region through efforts that connect the School with the local and regional community. Given its emphasis on quality teaching, the School encourages faculty to engage in scholarly activities related to their field of expertise, teaching and community issues.