Why Study Business at Fredonia?
One of the most important qualifications to secure employment within your field of study after graduation is prior real-life business experience. This can be achieved by taking advantage of internship opportunities at Fredonia. Internships are work experiences for which students receive academic credit. Having an internship experience is a graduation requirement for business and accounting majors at Fredonia. Out of the minimum 120 credits needed for a B.S. degree, students are allowed up to 24 credits of internship.
Diverse Degree Programs
At Fredonia, instead of simply having a concentration in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Public Accountancy, you can actually earn a B.S. degree in those areas. We are the only university in Western New York that offers a specific degree in those fields.
Our students have plenty of opportunity to apply business and accounting concepts learned in the classroom to real-life business situations. As part of the assignments, many of the upper-level courses require students to consult with local business establishments to solve their accounting, financial, managerial, and marketing problems. Our upper-class accounting students have the unique opportunity to prepare tax returns for elderly and low-income members of the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes provide for a better learning environment. The class sizes of our business and accounting courses range from 15 to 35 students depending on the nature of the course.
Twelve full-time professors are highly qualified in their discipline in terms of academic degrees, business experience, scholarship, and teaching expertise. Ten have doctorate degrees and two are Certified Public Accountants with Master's degrees, they are all actively engaged in presenting and publishing their scholarly work. Many have prior or current business experience, and they all receive high marks from students on the teaching evaluation surveys.
4+1 B.S. /M.B.A. Programs
For those who are interested in continuing thier higher education, our school has entered into several 4+1 B.S. /M.B.A. agreements with other universities. Such agreements allow a student to obtain an M.B.A. degree in one year after finishing the B.S. degree at Fredonia. We offer accelerated MBA affiliations with Alfred University, Canisius College, Clarkson University, Long Island University, Niagara University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Bonaventure University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY New Paltz.
Our school prides itself on being student-oriented. Our main goal is to prepare you for successful careers in business and accounting. This requires not only academic training but also extra-curricular opportunities where you learn vital management expertise and hone your social skills. Our highly active student groups are Business Club, Accounting Society, American Marketing Association, Financial Management Association, American Society for Quality, Enactus, and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
CPA Track in Accounting
If you plan on becoming a Certified Public Accountant, we offer a 150-credit hour (5-year) B.S. Degree in Public Accountancy that qualifies you for New York State CPA licensure.
We offer a rigorous, up-to-date curriculum that prepares students for imaginative and responsible leadership roles in business management. As such, every one of our courses is infused with contemporary topics in business technology, business ethics, international business, and quantitative analysis.
With the approval of your academic advisor, it is possible to design your own specialization in lieu of the regular degrees in Finance, Management, and Marketing. Such a specialization must consist of all the common course requirements plus at least five additional courses in a cohesive subject area germane to business. Recent popular specializations have included Pharmaceutical Sales, Corporate Law, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship.