Department of Accounting & Taxation

RMU was founded as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy in 1921, which reflects a long history of offering accounting programs at the university. Today, the Department of Accounting and Taxation provides students with both a solid technical foundation and the skills needed to develop a successful career in accounting and business. 

The department’s faculty members prepare students for careers in public accounting, private industry, nonprofit organizations, or government. Students are prepared to pursue their CPA through the department’s curriculum which satisfies Pennsylvania’s required 150 credit hours of coursework.Internships provide an excellent way for accounting students to apply classroom learning to a real-world practice setting. The department also sponsors a Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, and the Association of Future Accountants, which provides students with opportunities to learn from outside speakers, network with accounting professionals, engage in community service, and interact with fellow RMU students and faculty.

RMU SBUS Programs degree availability
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Accounting B.S.B.A. On Campus
Academic Program - Certificate
Business Taxation Certificate On Campus (Downtown)
Estate Taxation Certificate On Campus (Downtown)
Academic Program - Graduate
Master of Business Administration M.B.A. On Campus Fully Online
Taxation M.S. On Campus (Downtown)

Department Head

Peng, Jacob C.
Jacob C. Peng, Ph.D., CISA

Associate Professor of Accounting
Specialties: Accounting information systems, XBRL, text analytics