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Accounting is the language used to communicate financial information to stakeholders. Accountants capture, summarize, present and analyze financial information to help their clients make sound decisions.

Why Choose Accounting?

Career Preparation

The accounting major at Manhattan College prepares students for successful careers in accounting. Networking opportunities and career-planning support begins right away during freshman year. By attending workshops and guest speaker events, you’ll get a feel for the industry and design your own career path. You will also be able to take the concepts and theories you learn in the classroom and apply them to real world situations. Co-curricular activities, research projects and internships are great ways to put words and ideas into practice. Our students have interned at:

  • Andersen 
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • O’Connor Davies
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

CPA Eligibility

In order to practice public accounting, you are required to have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Manhattan College offers a seamless, accredited five-year B.S. in Accounting/MBA program that fulfills New York State’s requirements to sit for the CPA exam. If you’re considering this option, you should speak to an academic adviser who will make sure you meet all the undergraduate requirements.

Manhattan College also offers a Master of Science in Accounting program that fulfills New York State’s requirements to sit for the CPA exam as well.

Learning and Giving Back

At Manhattan College, we believe in using our talents to give back. One of the best ways to give back to the community and gain professional experience is through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This national, IRS-certified program provides training and certification for School of Business students each year during tax season. As a participant, you’ll work with low-income Bronx residents to prepare their tax returns free of charge. The experience is rewarding and educational.

What Will You Learn?

As a School of Business student, you will take 60 credits of arts and science courses that act as a liberal arts core. You’ll also take 33 credits of general business core, and 30 credits of accounting courses required for the major.

As an accounting major, you will graduate with a strong understanding of:

  • Financial accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law
  • Taxation

Accounting is also available as a minor.

See Degree Requirements

What Will You Do?

This program provides you with a base to advance to a managerial position in business or pursue a non-business path, such as law. Within accounting, you can choose to work in public, private, nonprofit, industrial, governmental or institutional accounting

It was wonderful to be in an institution that was so grounded in our faith and to be able to get the education to embark upon a financial career that has led me to this place.

Laura Cassell ’79, executive director and CEO of Catholic Charities