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According to the U.S. Department of labor recent information, the job growth rate for accountants and auditors will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. This occupation ranks in the top 20 for its estimated job growth. It is expected to grow by 22% and generate 279,400 new positions. The average salaries for accountants and auditors continue to rank in the top quartile of all occupations.
A major in accounting will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in public accounting, corporate accounting, governmental & nonprofit organizations, as well as many others. Moreover, many of our majors have successful careers in the field of financial management and other related areas.
Our program helps our students prepare for the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. You will also be in a position to pursue other professional certifications, such as Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Financial Management (CFM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). The accounting program also prepares you for graduate level studies.
Our degree requirements in accounting contain a strong business component, which makes it easy for an accounting major to earn a second major in business with a few additional courses.
Would you like to earn a reasonable income for a six-month educational experience and gain a great work experience with "Big Blue"? You should look into our co-op program with IBM. Would you like to participate in local or regional internships with CPA firms, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations? We are continuously cultivating opportunities for you at SUNY Plattsburgh and we strongly encourage you to participate and share your experiences with other students. It is our way of encouraging students to enhance their leadership development, team building skills, and experiential learning while pursuing their undergraduate accounting education at SUNY Plattsburgh.
The accounting faculty works closely together with students to provide the best educational experience possible. We encourage and mentor our students to be academically successful and reach their career and personal goals while at SUNY Plattsburgh. Our small class sizes (average is 25-30) allow our faculty to increase class participation and make the educational experience more enjoyable. From the start, every accounting major is assigned an accounting faculty to work closely with. We as accounting faculty believe in "partnership in education." Each accounting faculty aspires to teach students to work hard from the start, to insure sound academic advisement, and to encourage students to explore different career opportunities available to them.
If you would like to find out more about the accounting program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Mohamed Gaber, Chair
Office: Au Sable Hall Room 209
Phone: (518) 564-4198 / 564-3185
Fax: (518) 564-4215