A Proven Pathway to Success: Accounting and Business Law
The Accounting and Business Law Department at St. Francis College offers several programs designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities you need for professional success and career advancement. The most popular program is St. Francis College's combined BS/MS degree program. At the end of this program you'll graduate with a:
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting
- Masters Degree in Accounting
- Qualifications to take the CPA exam
Growing in popularity is St. Francis College's stand-alone MS degree program for students who already hold a Bachelors Degree. This is a popular program for people looking to switch careers or enhance their status at their current employer. Both programs prepare students for careers in public accounting, private accounting (corporate), or not-for-profit accounting (government agencies, foundations and associations such as hospitals, religious organizations, and arts groups).
To supplement their academic experience at St. Francis, students have the option of joining clubs and participating in activities. The Department sponsors the following organizations, which are governed by students:
- The SFC Accounting Society
- National Association of Black Accountants: SFC Chapter
Where can an Accounting & Business Law Degree from St. Francis College take you?
Each year, our accounting graduates accept jobs at top companies including:
- PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
- EY (Ernst & Young)
- PKF O’Connor Davies
- National Grid
Your hard work and dedication can lead to a top spot at a top 4 accounting firms and success like these alumni:
- William G. Parrett ’67, Former CEO of Deloitte
- Robert J. Clark ’74, Senior Vice President Accounting, Major League Baseball
- Sal Ianuzzi’75, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monster Worldwide
- Salvatore P. Demma '09, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
- Kathleen Mills ‘09, Senior Manager, PKF O’Connor Davies
- Alana Jackson ‘13, Associate –International Tax, KPMG
St. Francis College’s internship programs provide a guided practical experience in corporate, public, and not-for-profit accounting. Graduates of the accounting program of St. Francis College are employed by a broad range of CPA firms (from large international firms to medium and small regional and local firms), corporations, banks, brokerage houses, manufacturing firms, retail establishments, government agencies, and not-for-profit groups.
Goals and Objectives:
- Enable both undergraduate and graduate students to prepare and interpret financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), auditing standards, and other appropriate professional pronouncements of the accounting profession.
- Enable undergraduate and graduate students to use current computer software applicable to specific accounting procedures.
- Enable undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage in professional research and prepare written and oral presentations.
- Encourage mutual respect between faculty and students and to graduate students who will conduct themselves in an appropriate ethical and professional manner, with honesty and integrity in all professional endeavors.
- High School diploma