The Accounting Program is designed to give the student the necessary skills to succeed in the accounting field after graduation. The public accounting major will prepare the students to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and work in the field of public accounting. The forensic accounting program was developed to provide students with the ability to investigate fraudulent financial activities of companies.
An accounting major, public accounting major or forensic accounting major has the opportunity to participate in an internship with the cooperation of a number of public and private accounting firms located in the surrounding areas, including the “Big 4” firms in Pittsburgh. Participating students receive valuable on-the-job experience and college credit is given upon satisfactory completion of the internship.
Business Administration (Management)
Management majors deal with general management principles and the relationship of human resources in the workplace. The marketing major is designed to educate students in the workings of the market place including retailing, sales and advertising.
Students in the finance major will use their skills in the areas of investments, banking and other types of financial institutions that control the financial markets of the world.
The International Studies curricula are designed to give students a background of events, economics, and cultures of the world. Students may take a broad view or concentrate on the business aspects of international concerns. Much flexibility is available, but all students majoring in International Studies must spend at least four weeks (preferably a semester) studying abroad. Students may wish to concentrate on a particular country, focus on a selected part of the world, or seek a broad understanding of international relations.
Graduates will find many career opportunities ranging from service vocations (in organizations such as world relief groups) to international business occupations. The international internship sometimes results in an offer of a career. This major or minor may also lead to graduate study in politics, law, economics, history, or other
The public accounting major will prepare the students to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and work in the field of public accounting.
Small Business Management
Small business management teaches students how to manage all aspects of a business enterprise.
The sports management major is designed to provide opportunities for students to succeed in a variety of vocational options: high school/college coach, athletic director, health club manager, manager of professional sports teams, positions within personnel/human resources departments (particularly as managers of corporate wellness programs) and an array of marketing functions including advertising and corporate public relations in sports.
Completion of this curriculum would also provide an excellent preparation for graduate study in sports management that includes a graduate assistant coaching position. Graduates are frequently employed in governmental agencies or go on to law, or other graduate education. Students can also pursue a law degree to pursue becoming a sports agent.
Minor in Economics
Five Year B.S.B.A./M.B.A. Integrated Program
The Integrated B.S.B.A./M.B.A. program at Waynesburg University will enable students to gain an edge in today's fiercely competitive job market. The innovative program's 160-credit curriculum allows eligible students to obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree within a streamlined five-year time period. Available concentrations within the 124-credit B.S.B.A. portion of the program include Accounting, Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Finance, General Business, Marketing and Sports Management.
Within the first four years of the program, students must meet the General Education requirements (B.S.) delineated in the Waynesburg catalog. Additionally, students follow the recommended course sequence associated with the student's chosen area of concentration within the Business curriculum (e.g. Accounting, Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Finance, General Business, Marketing, and Sports Management).
During the fourth year of the program, students enter a program cohort with which students take one M.B.A course per semester in addition to the student's B.S.B.A coursework. Students then complete a six credit internship/course/individual study during the summer of the fourth year before returning to take twelve M.B.A credits per semester during the student's final year.