Undergraduate Accounting Major

B.S. in Business and Economics Accounting


The combination of a strong curriculum and talented students has earned Lehigh’s accounting program the designation, "key school" by recruiters. As a result, during the sophomore year professional firms provide on-site summer and winter leadership programs and externships to acquaint students with career opportunities. Many accounting students participate in well-paid internship programs in the summer after their sophomore year. Most Lehigh accounting students have internships in the summer after their junior year, and these internships typically lead to entry-level jobs upon graduation.

Career Opportunities for Accounting Majors

Lehigh’s accounting alumni hold leadership positions in a diverse array of careers including partners at international professional services firms, chief financial officers at major industrial firms, management consultants, financial analysts on Wall Street, attorneys and presidents of their own companies.

Related Special Programs that Augment the Accounting Curriculum

Segal Accounting Distinguished Speaker Series

Established in 2003 by William N. Segal and Andrew P. Segal '67, this event brings to campus leaders in the accounting profession who discuss current topics and interact with students and faculty.

Beta Alpha Psi

This national accounting honor society and professional fraternity sponsors various guest speakers from the accounting profession. Beta Alpha Psi members provide academic tutoring for ACCT 151 and ACCT 152 students and upper-level accounting courses.

The Accounting Club

Students have critical and unique opportunities to interact with peers, visiting professionals and recruiting firms in a non-academic environment.