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Summer Pre-College: Financial Accountability and Planning

Earn college credits this summer from Marist's AACSB-accredited School of Management.

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Summer Pre-College: Financial Accountability and Planning

In-Person Session I: June 25 - July 8, 2023

If you are interested in accounting or personal financial planning (money management), this course is a fantastic opportunity to earn college credits from Marist's AACSB-accredited* School of Management. The Princeton Review has also ranked Marist as having one of the nation's best business schools.

Students may be surprised to learn that the stereotype of the accountant working alone crunching numbers all day is a thing of the past! Instead, accountants need to be good communicators and consultants for businesses to provide expertise in business management, artificial intelligence, and sustainability endeavors and outcomes. Today, the accounting curriculum covers dynamic and cutting-edge topics, such as fraud examination/forensic accounting and sustainability accounting and reporting, which explores, among other things, how companies steward the environment and manage employees. 

This course introduces accounting -- the language of business – and explores many timely accounting topics. In addition, students will get a practical education in the importance of money management and personal financial planning with a focus on topics such as budgeting, investment options, debt management, insurance, and retirement savings. Students will be challenged to think critically and discuss the implications of organizational action. 

*AACSB-International accreditation places Marist among the top 25% of business schools worldwide. 

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Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.


Financial Accountability and Planning Program goals:

  • Introduce students to the basics of accounting - the language of business.
  • Become familiar with the recording process and preparation of financial statements for external reporting.
  • Explore forensic accounting (fraud examination).
  • Examine the value of money and basic personal financial planning topics.

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Business Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course BUS 196N-026.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2023 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.