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Fredonia's Accounting program has the prestigious AACSB-accreditation demonstrating excellence in instruction and proactive community service.  Fredonia's Accounting degree prepares you to perform key accounting functions related to business operations, such as financial accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, managerial accounting, and legal, professional standards, and ethical accounting practices. You will be supported by faculty with decades of professional experience. Students from differing backgrounds leave Fredonia well-prepared to be successful in for-profit, non-profit, and public agencies and organizations, or to continue on to programs in certified public accountant (CPA).

How Much Do Accountants Make?

Salaries are determined by a number of factors including experience, location, and specific job role. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for accountants is $79,890 per year, and the growth rate from 2022 to 2032 is projected at 4%. 

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia's accounting program requires an internship by junior year, providing invaluable real-world experience applying principles learned in the classroom. Fredonia students are also active in business clubs as early as their first year. ENACTUS, Fredonia's entrepreneurial student organization, has consistently competed, and received awards, at a national level. This fusion of advanced technical instruction and hands-on training equips graduates with the specialized skills and knowledge to excel as job-ready professionals in the high-demand accounting field.

Career Opportunities for Accounting

  • Public accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Managerial Accounting and Cost Management
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Tax auditor
  • Accounting management
  • Payroll specialist

Curriculum

What does a 4-year degree look like?

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What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

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Sample Courses

Strategic Management

A capstone course emphasizing top multinational management issues through utilization of knowledge and skills developed in previous courses. Problem analysis and decision-making in case studies and group projects simulate the process of strategy formulation in the firm.

Auditing

A study of the standards, procedures, strategies, and reporting used in the financial audit process. The environment in which the auditor functions is considered, including regulatory requirements, professional ethics, legal liability, and the business entity. The completion of a computerized audit case is required in the course.

Managerial Finance

The topics include time value of money, risk analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend theory, financial analysis, working capital management and foreign exchange risk management.

Why Accounting at Fredonia?

Prestige

Fredonia's AACSB accreditation means your degree will be more valuable and impressive to prospective employers.

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Qualified faculty

Highly qualified full-time professors with academic degrees, business experience, scholarship, and teaching know-how. All actively engaged in presenting and publishing their research.

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