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Accounting may be defined as the collection, compilation and systematic recording of business transactions in terms of money, the preparation of financial reports, the analysis and interpretation of these reports and the use of these reports for the information and guidance of management. The purpose of accounting is to accumulate and report on financial information about the performance, financial position, and cash flows of a business. This information is then used to reach decisions about how to manage the business, or invest in it, or lend money to it.

Accounting majors learn how to create, maintain and audit a detailed and accurate system that displays the finances of a business or organization. They study the theory behind accounting and learn how to analyze the financial position of a firm or organization.

Why Study Accounting at CHC?

At Chestnut Hill College, accounting majors specialize in all of the skills necessary for them to succeed as professionals in any setting, whether it be a large conglomerate or small business. Through practical application of mathematical theory in the classroom and coveted internships throughout the Philadelphia area, accounting students at CHC not only learn firsthand the ins and outs of the finance industry, but also acquire a fundamental and first-class liberal arts education that will give them an edge in the job market and in the workforce.

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Chestnut Hill College's Center for Business programs are in candidacy for accreditation by the ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP).

This program offers:

  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: Accounting

Career Outlook

Upon graduation, students will have developed advanced analytical skills, a framework for ethical, fundamentally sound and fiscally responsible decision-making and a strong background in mathematics, computer applications, marketing and much more because of Chestnut Hill College’s commitment to a liberal arts and holistic education, ultimately making the individual an undeniable asset as an employee. Specializing in accounting at CHC can lead to the pursuit of graduate study, becoming a certified public accountant (CPA)*, and to a wide range of career options that include but are not limited to: 

  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Not-for-profit Accountant
  • Tax Accountant 

*The most popular career choice is a CPA. Please be advised that if you are planning to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination, you should contact the State Board of Accountancy in the state in which you plan to qualify, to obtain specific educational and experience requirements mandated by that state.


  • Centrally located near hundreds of businesses in the Philadelphia area, Chestnut Hill College students have gone on to intern at some of the most well-known and recognizable names in the industry. These places include:
  • General Motors Acceptance Corporation
  • Bank of New York
  • MDL Capital Management, Inc.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Morgan Stanley
  • United States Dept. of Treasury
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Certified Public Accountants

Contact Info

If you are interested in becoming an Accounting major at Chestnut Hill College, please email the Business Center at businesscenter@chc.edu