Bachelor of Science in Accounting

General

Program Description

Build a solid foundation in accounting and finance by learning from faculty with real experience in the field. Plus, you can earn your Master of Science in Accounting at Medaille by staying on just one extra year!

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is right for you if you're looking for a career such as a certified public accountant (CPA), financial manager, corporate accountant, internal auditor, fraud examiner or forensic accountant, to name a few. While you can work in accounting firms or businesses without your master's degree, choose Medaille's 4+1 program and complete your Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) by staying just one extra year! The MSA program provides the additional 30 credits and instruction required for you to sit for the CPA exam.

What can you do with this degree?

Gain experience you will be able to use on your résumé through our internship program, which often turns into job offers. You may also choose to help manage Medaille's Commons Café, created and run by our own business and accounting students. Involvement in the café will give you real-world experience in:

  • Financial statement reporting
  • Budget preparation
  • Maintaining inventory
  • Paying employees
  • Day-to-day operations

Harness the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable professors who are experts in their fields, like Medaille's assistant professor Corinne Jones, MSA, CPA, and associate professor Patrick M. Johnson, MBA, CPA.

"Professor Johnson helped me become prepared for a career in accounting. He provided a baseline of knowledge to prepare us for life after school, as well as for the CPA exam."

– Sam Bloomberg, '17, '18; staff accountant at Amato, Fox & Company, PC

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Curriculum

Major Core (63 credits)

  • ACC 101 Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 102 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 300 Income Tax Accounting (3)
  • ACC 305 Cost Accounting (3)
  • ACC 350 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • ACC 351 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • ACC 410 Advanced Accounting (3)
  • ACC 430 Auditing (3)
  • ECO 200 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECO 201 Microeconomics (3)
  • ECO 260 Econometrics I (3)
  • ECO 261 Econometrics II (3)
  • MGT 175 Management Concepts and Communication (3)
  • MGT 240 Financial Management (3)
  • MGT 299 Business Law I (3)
  • MGT 304 Business Law II (3)
  • MGT 335 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGT 420 Strategic Management I (3)
  • MGT 421 Strategic Management II (3)
  • MKT 220 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MIS 240 Management Info Systems (3)

Medaille's 4+1 Accounting Program

Stay one extra year and complete your Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), qualifying you to sit for the New York State CPA exam.

MSA Required Courses (24 credits)

  • MSA 600 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MSA 603 Quantitative Methods (3)
  • MSA 605 Financial Management (3)
  • MSA 630 Advanced Strategy (3)
  • MSA 631 Integrative Case Studies (3)
  • MSA 670 Accounting Theory & Research (3)
  • MSA 672 Computer Auditing (3)
  • MSA 673 Advanced Taxation (3)

MSA Electives (6 credits)

Choose two from the following:

  • MSA 602 Organizational Behavior & Development (3)
  • MSA 621 Strategic Operations Management (3)
  • MSA 623 Strategic Management  (3)
  • MSA 671 Forensic Accounting (3)



BS/MS Accounting Total Credits: 150 credits

Accounting Bridge Program - CPA Track

This non-degree program provides the necessary training for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designed for students who already have an undergraduate business degree, this program facilitates entry into the MSA program, allowing them to complete all educational component requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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