The accounting program at Geneseo is housed within our AACSB, internationally accredited School of Business—the highest level of accreditation or approval possible for an accounting or business degree program. Only 35% of all business schools in the United States hold this distinction. It is a clear indication that experts from the corporate world and other universities regard Geneseo’s programs as truly excellent.
We are also extremely proud of our students' success. Nearly all of our accounting students are employed two months prior to graduation. We have several international student alumni working for the BIG Four and national accounting firms across the U.S., particularly in New York City.
The accounting major provides a thorough understanding of modern accounting principles and procedures within the broader context of a quality undergraduate liberal arts education. As an accounting major at Geneseo, you are not just taught accounting; rather, you learn to think critically about and do accounting through numerous individual and group decision-making projects, case analysis, writing and speaking assignments, and independent research projects.
Our program is a professional degree program that is registered by the state of New York to qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam. It provides the 150 hours required by the accounting profession for those interested in public accounting, through a one year Masters Program. Students completing this program receive a B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Accounting.
Total credit hours required to complete major: 70
- A minimum of 50% of all required ACCT, ECON and MGMT courses, of which a minimum of 9 credit hours of 300-level MGMT classes, must be taken at Geneseo.
- A minimum of 12 hours of Accounting, of which a minimum of 9 credit hours of 300-level A.C.C.T. classes, must be taken at Geneseo.
- Enrollment in 300-level School of Business courses is restricted to junior and senior majors and minors in School of Business programs.
Students must successfully complete the Writing Proficiency Exam, which is administered each semester. Generally, students will take this exam upon completion of Intd 205. Students with transfer credit for Intd 205 are still required to successfully complete the Proficiency Exam.