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OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance!  Students interested in the quantitative aspects of business and commerce will find both our curricular and extracurricular offerings desirable for their education and career pursuits.  Please explore the resources here to learn more about the breadth of offerings now housed within our School. 

Jeremy Schwartz, Acting Director
(330) 941-3076
jtschwartz@ysu.edu

DISCIPLINES

Accounting majors are taught how to gather, analyze, record, prepare, and examine a variety of financial information with this information being of central importance to CEOs, business owners, and policy makers. Accounting graduates pursue careers in general accounting, tax, audit, consulting, government accounting, or nonprofit accounting. Professional accounting certifications include Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Management Accounting (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Finance majors use financial information to analyze a company’s future prospects and manage a company’s working capital, to analyze markets and make investment decisions, to assist individuals in planning their financial future, or to analyze the benefits and risks of company decisions. Graduates with a major in finance pursue careers in areas such as financial analysis, treasury, financial services including banking and insurance, risk management, or financial planning. Professional certifications include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Economics majors master valuable knowledge and develop real-world skills along with a sense of enlightenment and fulfillment.  Economics majors are a good fit for career choices like market research analyst, financial planner/adviser, economic consultant, risk analyst, political scientist, policy analyst, actuary, etc. After graduation, some of our majors choose to go to law schools or pursue a doctorate degree in economics or finance.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Student-Practitioner Days
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Student Investment Club
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Economics Club

HONORARY FRATERNITIES

  • Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)