Major in Accounting
Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies
Studying Accounting: The UC Advantage
Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the accounting major is integrated with other business disciplines - such as marketing, management, and finance - giving you the tools you need to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century business world.
Curriculum The accounting major offers two concentrations:
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING– Get started on the path to certification as a public accountant in New York state. Completion of this program and Utica College's MBA in Professional Accountancy fulfills New York State's 150-hour requirement, making you eligible to take the uniform CPA exam.
PRIVATE ACCOUNTING– Develop the skills to use accounting as a management tool in planning budgets, analyzing costs, preparing financial statements, and more.
For specific program details, see academic requirements >
Program Student Learning Goals
Career Outcomes The accounting major lays the groundwork for rewarding leadership careers in:
- Corporate Financial Management (Comptroller, Budget Director, CFO)
- Personal Financial Planning
- Certified Public Accountant
- Strategic Planning
- Government Finance
- Audit and Assurance
- Fraud Investigation and Prevention
- Information Systems Development
- Price Waterhouse
- Lockheed Martin
- Security Mutual Life Insurance
- M&T Bank
- Eastman Kodak Co
"Thanks to UC, I went from very little business and accounting background to confident, educated, and experienced at my job in 3-1/2 years. It just made my career more interesting than I ever thought it could be." "Thanks to UC, I went from very little business and accounting background to confident, educated, and experienced at my job in 3-1/2 years. It just made my career more interesting than I ever thought it could be."
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