A DeSales accounting degree is an asset your future employers will truly appreciate.

Accounting majors are among the most recruited graduates. When you graduate with a degree in accounting from DeSales, you will be qualified to start your career with large international or regional CPA firms.  You can pursue a career in corporate management, finance, government or even become an entrepreneur.

Salary potential is dependent upon many different factors, including education, location, and experience. Our Career Development Center  provides DeSales students with individualized research and career planning.

Forensic Accounting Track 

DeSales is proud to offer a new Forensic Accounting track. With recent economic downturns and increases in fraud, the demand for forensic accountants is growing.

As a student in the Forensic Accounting Track, you'll learn how to:

  • Develop skills to identify and detect fraud schemes and fraudulent financial reporting

  • Recognize misappropriation of assets

  • Develop evidence to support fraud cases through litigation support and expert testimony techniques

  • Design internal systems that minimize or mitigate the potential for fraud 

Graduates with a specialty in Forensic Accounting can choose a career with a wide array of employers such as: 

  • Law firms

  • Police forces

  • Insurance companies

  • Government regulatory bodies and agencies

  • Banks

  • Courts

  • Businesses


4.5 years Bachelor's to Master's Degree

BS/MBA in Accounting

The DeSales Accelerated BS/MBA Degree Program provides a competitive advantage for entry into the accounting profession while meeting education requirements for CPA licensure. In most states, accounting students are required to complete 150 hours of education, obtain relevant accounting experience, and successfully complete the CPA exam to receive a CPA license.

Accounting students interested in this program can complete the requirements for both the BS in Accounting and the MBA degrees in four and one-half years. At the end of their junior year, accounting students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the program. Students will begin MBA courses during the fall semester of their senior year.



Fall Senior Year 1 MBA course
Spring Senior Year  2 MBA courses
May Graduation Year BS in Accounting
Summer Post-Grad 4 MBA courses
Fall Post-Grad 4 MBA courses
January Post-Grad MBA degree

Want to major in two different areas of business?

Dual Major: 2 degrees in 4 years

No problem! Most of your major core courses will be completed during your freshman and sophomore years, so you can work on your second major during your junior and senior years. That means you can complete two degrees in the traditional four year period.


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