Why Choose Accounting?
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:
- Ernst & Young
- J.P. Morgan
- Morgan Stanley
- O’Connor Davies
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.
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.