Accounting Program at Fredonia
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).
The Fredonia Difference
Internships are required in Fredonia’s Accounting degree program. You will be active in a professional setting as early as your junior year. 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.
Career Opportunities for Accounting
- Tax auditor
- Staff accountant
- Accounting management
- Payroll specialist
It's Different Here
Fredonia's AACSB accreditation puts the School of Business among the top 5% of all programs in the world.
Connections to graduate schools across New York offers you a clear path to a Master’s degree in five years.
Internships that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree assure you'll receive real-world experience.
Why Accounting at Fredonia?
Fredonia's AACSB accreditation means your degree will be more valuable and impressive to prospective employers.
Highly qualified full-time professors with academic degrees, business experience, scholarship, and teaching know-how. All actively engaged in presenting and publishing their research.
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.
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.
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.
School of Business in action
Tim Donahue, whose passion to recreate music that flourished in his imagination spurred his invention of fretless and fretted electric harp guitars, will bring his innovative approach to music and music performance to campus in a two-month residency.
Three faculty in widely diverse academic fields will give brief presentations from their respective disciplines in the second installment of the “Curious and Creative Conversation” series on March 6.
“Hopefully I won't tear up. Denny was a very close friend.” That’s the cautionary alert Music Industry Lecturer Armand Petri gave when reflecting on the passing of British musician Denny Laine and his affiliation to SUNY Fredonia.