Aileen Farrelly

Assistant Dean/Career Development, School of Business

Visiting Instructor, Accounting, CIS & Law

Aileen Lowry Farrelly graduated Manhattan College, Magna cum Laude, in 1995 and after graduating and getting married, pursued a career at Price Waterhouse. Aileen obtained her CPA soon after and worked in the audit department, advancing from Intern to Manager. In 2002, Aileen retired from PwC to raise her children. After a few years, she went back to school for a Masters in Accounting at City University of New York, Queens College. In 2009, she graduated with an Masters in Accounting and was hired by Queens College to teach Accounting as an Adjunct Professor.

Aileen taught at Queens College for 2 years, but her heart was always at Manhattan. She is and has always been an active member and board member of the Manhattan College Alumni Society. In 2011, Aileen began as new Accounting faculty at Manhattan College and the Internship Coordinator for the School of Business at Manhattan College. In 2012, Aileen was promoted to Assistant Dean - Career Development for the School of Business at Manhattan College. In addition to this role, Aileen continues her role as Accounting Faculty here at Manhattan. Aileen is happily married to John since 1995 and has four children, Ellen, Clare, Sean and Aileen Mary. 


  • MS, CUNY Queens College
  • BS, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 609 - Information Technology Assurance and Audit
  • ACCT 375 - Assimilating the Internship Experience
  • ACCT 475 - Assimilating the Internship Experience
  • MBAE 601 - MBA Internship
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities


    Michel, M., Farrelly, A. and Basoglu, B. 2013. “Enriching Undergraduate Managerial Accounting with a Brief Budget Simulation Game,” Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, Volume 4, No. 1: 139-147.

    An Integrative Approach to Teaching Managerial Accounting, with F. Wu. Proceedings of American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Meeting, October, 2015

    Supervised Manhattan College Summer Research Scholars

    The Relationship between Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, with E. Perotto. Presented at the Manhattan College Summer Research Scholars, September 2016

    Research of Manhattan College's School of Business Passport Program, with R. Meany, A. Myrtil, and R. Roy. Presented at Manhattan College Summer Research Scholars, September 2014

  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    Professional Experience
    • Manhattan College, Assistant Dean, Career Development, June, 2012 - Present
    • Manhattan College, Visiting Professor, August, 2011 - Present
    • CUNY Queens College, Adjunct Professor, August, 2009-May, 2011
    • Independent Accounting Consultant, 2002-2008
    • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Manager, 2000-2002
    • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Senior Associate, 1998-2000
    • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Staff Associate, 1995-1998
    • PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Intern, Dec., 1994- March, 1995
    • KPMG, Preprofessional, June, 1993- Dec., 1994


    Professional Memberships

    • American Institute of Certified Public Acccountants
    • NY State Society of CPAs   
    • The American Accounting Association
    • Beta Alpha Psi
    • Member of the Board of Directors of The Hopeline in the Bronx, NY
  • Other


    • Committee Chair, School of Business, Student Engagement Committee
    • Committee Member, School of Business Strategic Committee
    • Committee Member, School of Business Assessment Committee
    • Committee Member, School of Business BAC@MC Business Analytics Competition and Conference
    • Coordinator, School of Business Passport Program
    • Faculty Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi, Lambda Pi Chapter


    • The Manhattan College Alumni Society Board Member, 1998 - 2011
    • Director and Owner, The Lowry-Farrelly School of Irish Dance, 2009 - Present