Why Choose Nazareth for Accounting?

The accounting degree program at Nazareth College prepares you 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 you pursue general ledger bookkeeping or complex corporate auditing, at Nazareth you'll become a problem solver.

You'll 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. You'll also solve problems within the context of economics, finance, management, marketing, ethics, technology and global issues.

Program Highlights

  • Provides all 33 credits necessary to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam
  • High job placement rate
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Opportunities for internships with major accounting firms
  • Graduates are well received in graduate programs
  • Focus on communication skills, including speaking, writing, critical thinking, and analysis, which are skills highly valued in the accounting profession 

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Eileen M. Beiter

Eileen M. Beiter

Assistant Professor of Accounting in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147D

Education: B.A. in Economics, SUNY Binghamton; M.B.A. in Accounting, Canisius College

Teaching and Research Interests: Auditing, taxation, and corporate finance.

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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

Internships and Employers

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Flaherty Salmin CPAs
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
  • Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
  • Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP