Why Choose Nazareth for Accounting?

The accounting degree program at Nazareth College prepares students to have the versatility and critical thinking skills that are invaluable in today's global economy. With the growth of international business, accounting expertise and services have become more sophisticated.

Accountants are called upon to play wide-ranging roles in international trade, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and economic forecasting. But whether they are doing general ledger bookkeeping or complex corporate auditing, at Nazareth, all accountants are problem-solvers.

Nazareth students learn the financial side of business and gain the social and analytical skills to identify and solve problems in a professional and ethical manner. Collaboration is highly stressed and all final projects are team-based. Accounting majors also solve problems within the context of economics, finance, management, marketing, ethics, technology and global issues.

Program Highlights

  • Nazareth College had one of the highest pass rates for the 2011 exam, as reported by The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for all New York schools.
  • Our B.S. to M.S. accounting degree program means students only need one additional year to get a C.P.A.
  • Opportunities for internships with major accounting firms.
  • Graduates are well received in graduate programs of other colleges and universities.
  • High job placement rate as the demand for accountants increases.
  • Accounting majors focus on communication skills, including speaking, writing, critical thinking, and analysis.
  • Emphasis on professionalism, ethics, and serving the public interest by providing fair and impartial information.
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Phyllis Bloom

Phyllis Bloom

Associate Professor and Director of Accounting Program in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147D

Education: B.S., University of Buffalo in Math; M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology in Accounting; C.P.A.

Teaching and Research Interests: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced accounting; forensic accounting; corporate tax; auditing.

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John Drain, alumnus of accounting degree progam, accounting major at Nazareth College Rochester, NY

Alumni Spotlight: John Drain '83

M.B.A., C.P.A., senior vice president of finance for Hearst Television, Inc., NYC

"Nazareth gives you the ability to think broadly, digest different types of information that are not core to what you do every day, and adjust—and that's what is really important in business today."

Example Careers

  • Certified public accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Controller
  • Financial analyst
  • IRS agent
  • Stockbroker

Internships/Field Experiences

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Salmin, Celona, Wehrle & Flaherty, LLP
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
  • Financial Architects, LLP
  • Merrill Lynch

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • The Bonadio Group
  • PwC, LLP
  • Mengel, Metzger, Barr and Co., LLP
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP
  • Syracuse University
  • Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.