Accounting and Law

University at Albany is known for the quality of its accounting programs. As a student here, you will have unparalleled opportunities to study, intern, and ultimately gain employment with an accounting firm, corporation, not-for-profit organization, or government agency.

The undergraduate (BS) accounting and graduate (MS) accounting programs we offer are accredited by the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Fewer than 2% of business schools in the United States have accounting programs that are separately accredited by the AACSB. Our faculty, who are active researchers and practitioners in the field, bring rich experience into their classrooms, and their close relationships with the accounting profession ensure that our graduates are current in their knowledge of rapidly-changing accounting standards and practices.

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 satisfy the education requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant.

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 with corporations, not-for-profit organizations, or governmental agencies.

How to Proceed

Check out our AACSB-accredited undergraduate and graduate accounting 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.