Accounting Concentration

If your goal is to become a CPA for a big firm or simply to help people complete their taxes each spring, an accounting concentration within the business administration associate degree program may be the perfect choice for you. Our accounting degree can be earned as a quick path to employability or as the first step toward a bachelor's degree.

The business associate degree with accounting concentration offers a sequence of courses that prepares students for a career in the challenging field of accounting, while still educating you on the basics of economics, management, and marketing. The business division also recognizes the importance of basic communication and mathematics, and significant amount of coursework in the program focuses on the development of these skills.

What can I do with this degree?

Possible career paths will include:

  • Accounting data entry
  • Payroll processing
  • Accounts receivable/payable clerk
  • Purchasing agent
  • Office management

This associate degree program is designed to be a smooth 2+2 track if you’d like to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree at the Mercyhurst’s Erie campus. Credits should also transfer to other four-year institutions. Visit our Internal Transfer webpage to learn more about pursuing your bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst's Erie Campus and potentially qualifying for $18,000 in transfer scholarships!


View Business Administration Degree Requirements