Accounting and Law

University at Albany is known throughout the accounting profession for its education of accountants and CPAs. As a student here, you will have unparalleled opportunities to study, intern, and ultimately gain employment with leaders in the industry.

The undergraduate (BS) accounting and graduate (MS) accounting programs we offer are among the few in the United States to be AACSB-accredited in accounting. Our faculty, who are active researchers and practitioners in the field, bring rich experience into their classrooms, and maintain close relationships with the Big Four accounting firms and professional bodies to ensure that our instruction produces graduates able to maintain the highest accounting standards.

Career Readiness for Undergraduate or Graduate Accounting Degree Students

Bachelor of Science Degree candidates complete the School of Business Accounting undergraduate program in four years, although many choose to continue on with another 30 credits of study in graduate courses to earn a Master of Science degree and be ready to take Certified Public Accountant exam.

These graduates are exceptionally well prepared for careers in public accounting. University at Albany students have regularly scored well enough on the exam, to rank the University among the top five schools in New York State when comparing the number of students to pass one or more parts of the exam.

The Big Four accounting firms recruit actively at the School of Business each year and represent the predominant employers of our accounting graduates. Our students are also strongly recruited by large national, regional and local accounting firms. Other students pursue careers in corporate settings, state government or seek advanced degrees in business, accounting or law.

How to Proceed

Check out our AACSB-accredited undergraduate and graduate management degree programs, get to know our faculty, and peruse courses using the links under “Learn More About.” Or, if you’re interested in applying, proceed to our Admissions instruction page, for guidance on the process and links to the University at Albany Admissions website.