World of Accounting

The World of Accounting is the perfect way for incoming freshmen intending to major in accounting, business, math, or actuarial science to explore the possibility of a career in accounting. Students in this Living-Learning Community live and take classes with other freshmen who share an interest in accounting and are introduced to the academic and social expectations of a career in accounting through co-curricular activities.



As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built in community of friends right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an engaged member of your L-LC throughout your freshman year, you could be a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Accounting Lead Faculty: Professor Mark Hughes
Weekly L-LC Dinner: Thursdays 6:05 - 7:00 PM

Academic Advisor: Brandon Lewis

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World's Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Accounting is open to intended accounting, business (direct admins included), math, and actuarial science majors.  

What does the World of Accounting do?

The World of Accounting will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend accounting themed events together.

Fall 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Accounting
Economics 110: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
Sociology 115: Introduction to Sociology

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Accounting
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Economics 111: Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Meetings with representatives from the Big Four accounting firms
  • Résumé building, networking, and interview skills workshops
  • Presentations on finding and securing internships opportunities  

World of Accounting alumni...

  • ... are frequently recognized as outstanding, highly-engaged accounting majors.
  • ... make up ten percent of recent UAlbany MS Accounting graduates.
  • ... currently work at leading accounting firms, including PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and RSM.
  • ... have passed all 4 sections of the Uniform CPA exam on their first attempts.


The World of Accounting is possible thanks to generous funding from the Pricewaterhouse Cooper' PwC INQuiries Grant Program.