You're a numbers person with knack for solving complex problems. You're naturally detail-oriented. You want a future with security in a field that's always growing. Sound familiar? Accounting may be the major for you.
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
An accounting education at Utica College doesn't just come from textbooks. UC's faculty of seasoned professionals teach from experience, giving students the real- world knowledge today's accountants need. The Accounting major is integrated with other business disciplines - such as marketing, management, and finance helping graduates meet the challenges of a constantly changing business world.
The accounting major offers two concentrations. In the public accounting program, 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.
Choose private accounting and develop the skills to plan budgets, analyze costs, prepare financial statements, and more. Leadership, ethics, technological change, and a global perspective are woven into the curriculum by UC’s award-winning faculty.
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"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."
Roy Miller '02
D'Arcangelo & Co
Accountants are in high demand throughout the business world. Utica College accounting alumni have gone on to successful careers in public accounting, private accounting, the government, and non-profit companies, to name a few.
The current unemployment rate for CPAs is less than 1%
Varied job opportunities in a field with growing demand