Accounting

Department website: accounting.wharton.upenn.edu

Concentration advisor: Professor Victor Defeo (1355 SH-DH, 215.898.4895)

The Accounting Department offers courses in financial, managerial and cost accounting, tax planning, auditing, international accounting, accounting for decision-making and control, and accounting for mergers and acquisitions. Although strong quantitative skills and attention to detail are important qualities for an accounting concentration, students need to acquire other skills as well. Many students find the accounting concentration to be useful preparation for careers in consulting, investment banking, general management, public accounting, and securities analysis.

Prerequisites:

ACCT 101 and 102 are required and must be completed prior to taking upper-level courses for the concentration.

Required:

  • ACCT 212: Financial Measurement and Disclosure¬†1

Plus three of:

  • ACCT 242: Financial Accounting: Analysis & Reporting Incentives¬†(fall/spring)
  • ACCT 243: Accounting for Mergers, Acquisitions & Complex Financial Structures (fall)
  • ACCT 297: Taxes and Business Strategy¬†(spring)
  • ACCT 390: Supervised Study
  • FNCE 207: Corporate Valuation (fall/spring)

Students who took ACCT 208 can use this course to meet the three course accounting elective requirement.

Students concentrating in accounting who anticipate sitting for the CPA exam should review the information on this page.


1 This intermediate Accounting course, which is offered in the fall, replaces the more technical ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 courses that were previously required for the concentration.