Accounting Major

The accounting major provides a thorough understanding of modern accounting principles and procedures within the broader context of a quality undergraduate liberal arts education. 

Accounting majors at Geneseo develop strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills through numerous individual and group decision-making projects, case analyses, writing and speaking assignments, and independent research projects. 

Our B.S. in Accounting program is a professional degree program that is registered by the State of New York to qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam.  Students can earn the 150 hours required by the accounting profession to enter public accounting through our one year M.S. in Accounting program.

Program Highlights

  • School of Business AACSB accreditation, renewed in 2022
  • Registered by NYS to qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam
  • Award-winning faculty with a mix of PhDs, CPAs, and SUNY-system awards for excellence and distinction in teaching
  • Dedicated in-house Career Coach who provides job search support and guidance
  • Active and committed alumni networks in NYC and throughout WNY and in cities such as Boston, Chicago, and Charlotte
  •  Student activities such as on-campus Meet the Accountants night and annual weekend trip to NYC
  • Faculty mentorship for students in the Accounting Society, the CFA Research Challenge, and directed studies
  • Very competitive student performances on the CPA exam
  • Consistent job placement rates from the high 90s to 100%

 Meet the Accountants 2019Upstate New York Accounting Program

 Accounting Banquet 2019Upstate New York Accounting Program