Accounting Institute

About the Accounting Institute

The Accounting Institute (AI) is a two-week summer program that introduces high school students to career opportunities in accounting. Students will learn from Temple University faculty and guest lecturers from the accounting profession.  The AI program provides students with experiential learning activities, a case competition, technology training, an on-campus living experience, field trips to corporate offices, and mentorship from current Temple University students.

Accounting Institute students will:

  • Attend two non-credit workshops. Accounting Institute participants morning class will be from the curriculum below with an afternoon course from a broader listing of elective courses
  • Learn about careers in accounting
  • Build their confidence and sense of independence
  • Engage in interactive, project-based learning using the Fox School of Business’s world-class facilities and resources
  • Make new friends and build community with other students from diverse backgrounds
  • Network with representatives from the accounting profession and professional accounting associations

Who Should Apply?

Current high school sophomores and juniors from underrepresented populations are invited to apply. Scholarships are available. However, all high school sophomores and juniors are welcome to apply. This is a chance to see what it’s like to live and learn on campus.


Summer Scholarships 

Temple Pre-college programs are excellent opportunities for high school students to experience what life is really like as a student at Temple University. Open to students entering grades 10 through 12 in the fall, pro rams allow you to explore potential majors through noncredit workshops, experience residential life on Temple's campus, and network with Temple's faculty and potential future classmates. 

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Fighting Financial Crime

Gain insights into why ordinary people commit extraordinary crimes through this introduction to forensic accounting. Forensic accountants use their accounting and analytics skills to investigate fraud, embezzlement, and related financial crimes. Applying theories from accounting, finance, economics, statistics, and law, forensic accountants are called upon to provide expert witness testimony in legal cases. If you are interested in business, law, and a desire to investigate crimes, this workshop is ideal for you.

  • Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • The legal environment of Forensic Accounting
  • Gathering evidence
  • Financial statements analysis
  • Fraud and white collar crime
  • Conducting a fraud investigation
Building a Business

Every organization needs a good accountant to help it understand, analyze, and improve its operations and performance. If you are interested in business and have enjoyed your high school math courses so far, this workshop is ideal for you. You’ll learn accounting fundamentals, such as preparing and analyzing financial statements, auditing, building wealth, understanding taxes, and applying financial concepts to real-world scenarios to help businesses succeed. You will learn from professionals in the field, and participate in a case competition with other students.

  • The Role of Financial Reporting in the Economy
  • Financial Statements – Preparation, analysis, and Interpretation
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Wealth Building
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Introduction to Income Taxes 
  • Technology Training / Excel

Session Dates

Jul. 10

Fighting Financial Crime (July 10, 2023 – July 21, 2023)

Jul. 24

Building a Business (July 24, 2023 – August 4, 2023)


The Accounting Institute is made possible thanks to the support of the following organizations: