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January 16, 2012
New York University

New York University
Leonard M Stern School of Business
Department of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law
New York, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Accounting Department, housed within New York University's Leonard M Stern School of Business, is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked New York University's Accounting program number 2 in the nation. The Research Institute of Management at Erasmus University ranked Stern's Accounting Department as number one in the world for research performance. According to the Leonard M Stern School of Business web site, more accounting graduates from the Stern School of Business enter the ranks of senior partner in major accounting firms than any other business school in the U.S. Student-led organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi and The Accounting Society provide excellent events and programs for accounting undergraduates. Each semester The Accounting Department Seminar Series features researchers and faculty members from top institutions.  

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At Accounting Careers for Dummies we have profiled the accounting programs at colleges across the US. Below is a list of profiles of New York colleges:

Alfred University

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Marist College

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Marist School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has placed Marist College's accounting program, offered through the Marist School of Management, in the top 25 percent of business schools worldwide. The Marist School of Management is the college's largest and most popular school. The average class in the Marist School of management has 10-14 students. Undergraduate accounting students in the Marist School of Management are encouraged to participate in many student opportunities such as the Marist International Program, domestic internships or in one of the many accounting clubs. The accounting program has 3 prestigious awards given to senior accounting undergraduates each year: The New York State Society for C.P.A. Award for Superior Scholarship in Accounting Studies, The Mid-Hudson Region of the New York State Society Certificate of Achievement and The Regional Institute of Management Accounting Award. Accounting courses at Marist School of Management are unique and support research such as the Professor/Student Professional Paper Collaboration course that unites students and professors to produce publishable accounting projects. The Summer Business Institute at Marist School of Management is a summer program that challenges students to examine the expanding roles entrepreneurial firms have in the marketplace, learn about business foundations, understand the art of business firsthand from skilled business professionals, and explore advances in information technology.

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City University of New York-Baruch College

City University of New York-Baruch College
Zicklin School of Business
New York, New York
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting; Bachelor of Science, Accounting/ MS in Accountancy; Bachelor of Business Administration in any major/ MS in Accountancy

The Accounting majors offered at City University of New York-Baruch College through the Zicklin School of Business are not combined degree programs, but rather, individual degree programs. The individual degree program approach is designed to enable Baruch undergraduates to meet the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) academic requirements in the least amount of time possible. The "4+1 Bachelor's/Master's CPA Programs" allow any major in the Zicklin School of Business to earn a four year degree as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy in just five years. The Zicklin School of Business is the largest collegiate school of business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the United States. The Zicklin School of Business has been placed in the top 10 universities for "Preparing Students for Social and Environmental Stewardship" in the 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

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City University of New York-Hunter College

City University of New York-Hunter College
Department of Economics and Accounting
New York, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The undergraduate Accounting degree offered through Hunter College's Department of Economics and Accounting fulfills the educational requirements needed for take the New York State Certified Public Accountant exam. Accounting majors are required to meet with an undergraduate accounting advisor for academic advising in course selection. Hunter College is the largest City University of New York College, and the average class has between 20 to 30 students. Accounting is the college's most popular major, and because the tuition is highly affordable, admissions officers at Hunter College are often inundated with applications. Accounting majors are encouraged to apply as early as possible because the popular Accounting program fills up exceptionally fast every year. 

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Nazareth College of Rochester

Nazareth College of Rochester
School of Management
Rochester, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Department of Accounting at Nazareth College of Rochester, offered through the School of Management, provides students with both creative and critical thinking skills. Group activities common at Nazareth College of Rochester are written and oral presentations that dissect large scale, mainstream companies to see how they work and to determine if they will continue to be successful as they progress in the business industry. All projects are team-based since Nazareth College of Rochester's accounting program puts a strong emphasis on collaboration. The program is based around a student-centered classroom environment where the objectives of the faculty are to teach excellence and focus on students. Speaking, writing, analysis, and critical thinking are all components of the overall focus of the accounting major. As the demand for accountants grows, Nazareth College of Rochester sees a higher job placement rate every year. The accounting program also offers students a BS to MS program that allows them to qualify for the New York State Certified Public Accountant (NYS CPA) exam after only one additional year to the four-year program.  

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Ithaca College

Ithaca College,
Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting; Accounting/Professional Accountancy (B.S./M.B.A.)

Ithaca College's Department of Accounting, offered through the Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, focuses on providing students with small classes and performance-based learning. The five-year accounting program (four year Bachelor of Science, one year Master of Business Arts) at Ithaca College puts emphasis on developing valuable intellectual skills such as leadership, computer applications, speaking, research, writing, and job-search. Students also have opportunities to gain extensive interpersonal and professional skills through study abroad programs or by earning one of the many degree minors offered through the business school. As of 2008, all business students at Ithaca College are required to fulfill a "field work experience" requirement which consists of a 35-hour, off-campus experience designed to expose students to practical work experience in their chosen field of specialization.. Top accounting students compete in the annual Central New York Accounting Challenge which has been won by Ithaca's team several times. An annual field trip, usually to a major metropolitan area, offers accounting majors the chance to visit the New York Stock Exchange, meet alumni, or hear from top corporate executives. Ithaca College's fifth-year accounting students participate in the Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides tax assistance to low-income residents. During Spring break VITA students may also travel to Alaska to provide tax services to native Alaskans in remote villages.

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Alfred University, College of Business

Alfred University, College of Business
Alfred, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Alfred University accounting program, offered through Alfred University's College of Business, offers a set of core courses every accounting major must take along with core business courses and core liberal arts courses. Alfred University employs cutting edge accounting computer applications and provides students with numerous leadership opportunities and the option to participate in study tours. Students are also given the opportunity to consult with professional accountants and attend professional accounting meetings.   Alfred University graduates have a high rate of employment after graduation.

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Columbia University

Columbia University
New York, New York
Accounting Division at Columbia Business School
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Accounting Division at Columbia Business School conducts technology friendly research on many different accounting topics. Many of Columbia Business School's faculty members are shaping the practice of accounting through board involvement with leading accounting journals, and by consulting in the corporate world. The program emphasizes the values of teaching as well as practicing and research. The Accounting Division at Columbia Business School strives to instruct students in making effective decisions, communicating effectively with their investors, and applying their accounting expertise in the corporate world post-graduation.

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Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business

Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business
New York, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Bachelor of Science, Applied Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Science, Accounting Information Systems

Fordham University's accounting courses are offered in both day and evening programs through the Gabelli School of Business. The Gabelli School of Business is the undergraduate business school of Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York. The school utilizes a portfolio-based education which approaches a business education much like a financial investment. Students are required to invest in a broad range of career assets and learn how to manage their diversified career portfolios in order to ensure their success.  Course curriculums are renewed regularly to provide students with state of the art technology for a rapidly changing business world. Fordham University and the Gabelli School of business are committed to programs that focus on empowering students to meet ever evolving and challenging business environments. 

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