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 programs provide 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. This workshop is part of the Accounting Institute.

Building a Business

Ready to delve into the art of business success? Whether you're passionate about numbers or eager to grasp how businesses thrive, this is your dive into the financial world of business and accounting. Learn about wealth creation, explore the art of crafting and interpreting financial statements and apply key concepts to building your own business. You’ll engage with top professionals in accounting, visit real corporate offices, and test your skills in a dynamic case competition with peers. Turn your interests into real-world business acumen. This workshop is part of the Accounting Institute.

Session Dates

Jul. 8

Fighting Financial Crime (July 8 – July 19, 2024)

Jul. 22

Building a Business (July 22 – August 2, 2024)


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