Accounting Hero


School of Management

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Today's accounting majors are expected not only to provide auditing, accounting, and tax services for small and large companies, but also to provide services in forecasting, financial planning and evaluation, while creating and monitoring new technologies. Marist’s accounting program prepares our students for future-proof careers in accounting with a strategic balance in the theory and application of accounting foundations and niche specialty areas.

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A Foundation To Build Your Future

The knowledge required of today’s accountants requires you to enter the field with a well-rounded, future-thinking skillset. You'll get that with Marist’s accounting courses, which prepare you to take on sensitive management positions in business and industry, public accounting, and government. An accounting degree from Marist also gives you an excellent base for graduate study in business or law. The accounting minor is also available to students from any major to supplement and inform their academic course of study.

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“Marist is a great place for somebody to discover their passion. You meet many like-minded kids who are eager to learn and have fun. This, coupled with the great resources Marist has and the beautiful campus, will be a great place to spend your next four years.”

Max Darrington ‘19
Accounting Major, Business Administration Major

Expert Accounting Faculty and Advisement

In the world of modern accounting, experience counts. Our faculty arrive at Marist with years of professional accolades and diverse backgrounds in business. We work closely with you one-on-one to provide academic and career advisement to prepare you for a successful career path that is unique to your interests. View all School of Management faculty >

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With Industry Standard Equipment

Today’s accounting firms are looking for more than just a foundation of theory – they’re looking for real-world experience that shows you can apply your classroom learning. Through accounting workshops, access to our Investment Center and Bloomberg Terminals, and extensive internship opportunities, you will gain the hands-on experience that will give you an edge in your future.

Prepare For The CPA Exam And Beyond

In the Marist accounting program, we’re always looking ahead to your future. Any credits that you take during your undergraduate career at Marist go toward the 150 required credit hours to sit for the CPA exam. Many of our students take advantage of our Dual Degree in Accounting program, which allows you to earn your BS in Accounting, your MS in Professional Accountancy, and sit for the CPA exam in less than five years.

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98% of graduates from the School of Management are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

New York was ranked third nationally in job opportunities for accountants in 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage for economists is over $98,000.

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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.


Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience


Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges


Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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