West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Accounting
College of Business and Public Management
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Dr. Richard Barndt
Position: Department Chair
Name: Tammi Simpson
Position: Department Secretary
Announcements about department events, and/or other College of Business and Public Management events, will be posted periodically on this page. Check back frequently or call 610-436-2236 to obtain information about dates, venue, etc. For pictures of our events, please visit the CBPM Flickr page.
Find out more about these general WCU Campus Events by clicking the appropriate link:
In line with WCU's diversity goals and also to encourage extracurricular activities, our accounting students have established many professional student groups/associations.
The Accounting Society is for Accounting students who are interested in more than just the knowledge the classes offer. Our society helps students to interact with others in this major and help them gain valuable skills necessary for their future careers. Networking is a valuable part of our society and the knowledge that is obtained from our presenters and speakers from the work force. The Accounting Society is a great way to build basic knowledge of career opportunities, networking skills, and resume writing skills.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Requirements to be an official member include completion of at least 2 years of collegiate courses, completion of at least one 300 level class in your major, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Participation, however, is welcome by all prospects, so underclassmen are welcome to attend and participate.
The group participates in community service events, networking events with firms and corporations, social events, and professional presentations.
Empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance. IMA is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. We are committed to helping you–and our more than 60,000 members–to expand your professional skills, better manage your organization, and enhance your career. IMA meetings are joined with Accounting Society meetings.
NABA's goals include the following:
The Accounting Department supports and partially funds student membership fees in the following organizations:
The Accounting Department has several scholarships available annually to support its students. To apply for these scholarships and others, please visit West Chester University Financial Aid.
Ali Naggar Excellence in Managerial Accounting
Will support a student who has obtained at least Junior standing, is majoring in Accounting, has a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and has obtained a B+ or better in Accounting 303. This scholarship is non-renewable.
Clyde Galbraith Excellence in Financial Accounting
Will support a student, who has obtained at least Junior standing, is majoring in Accounting, has a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and has obtained a B+ or better in Accounting 301 or 302. This scholarship will be non-renewable.