The Accountancy & Information Systems Department at VSB is nationally recognized for its rigorous accounting programs, which top recruiters routinely claim to produce some of the most highly desirable job candidates available. Over the past five years, nearly 100 percent of graduating seniors in the accounting program had secured jobs before their graduation date.
VSB faculty members publish in journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of The American Taxation Association, and Behavioral Research in Accounting.
Accountancy & Information Systems faculty—through their research and teaching—are committed to keeping VSB curricula agile, innovative, and relevant. Instead of following a traditional textbook approach, VSB's accounting programs are designed to prepare students for careers with accounting firms, coporations (public and private), governmental organizations, and other professional groups. The innovative courses offered in Accountancy & Information Systems at VSB help to provide a solid foundation for almost any business career and experience that is highly valued in the marketplace.
Accountancy & Information Systems at VSB supports several degree programs. Undergraduate students may pursue a BBA degree with a major or minor in accounting, or a major or minor in management information systems. At the graduate level, the department supports the Master of Accountancy (MAC) program. A specialization in management information systems is also offered to students enrolled in the Villanova MBA program.
Michael F. Peters, Chair
Accountancy and Information Systems
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95% of undergraduate accounting majors who sought an accounting found success. 83% have positions with the international CPA firms while the remaining 17% will be working for mid-size, regional CPA firms.