Mercyhurst University

Accounting Bachelor of Arts

The accounting program at Mercyhurst ensures that graduates are competent in advanced theories, principles, and applications of financial accounting, including cost analysis, auditing and tax procedures. Majors must choose to pursue one of two tracks that will determine if they can practice in the private or public sectors. The first track (121 credits) will lead to the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam for those who wish to work in the private sector. The second track — a double major in accounting and finance, which meets Pennsylvania’s minimum 150-credit hour requirement — will lead graduates to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or the Certified Financial Planner exams for those interested in public accounting.

Meet the Faculty

Juan Argaez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adrienne Foos
Adrienne Foos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gary Sullivan
Gary Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Insurance Risk Management
John Parente, D.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Sports Business
Kimberly Zacherl, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Professor of Business; Program Director, Human Resource Management
Kristofer Gossett, DBA
Assistant Professor
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Lee Anna Belovarac
Lee Anna Belovarac, MBA
Assistant Professor
Mahtab Athari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson, M.B.A. CPA CFP
Murray Pyle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management
Penny Hanes
Penny Hanes, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor
Selin Yalcindag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
William Jeffress, MBA
Instructor of Sport Business