Top 5 Undergraduate Accounting Programs in New York

Pursuing an accounting degree in New York may be a great idea if you're looking for excellent career opportunities. Accounting careers have growth potential and every industry uses it. Students with an accounting degree can find jobs in auditing, cost accounting, forensic accounting, corporate compliance and much more.

To create the top 5 undergraduate accounting programs in New York, we gathered information from Tax Talent, Public Accounting Report and U.S. News and World report. All the schools listed are accredited by the AACSB, the leading accreditation agency for business schools worldwide. We have included tuition rates, but this is only an estimate. Please contact the school for more information about their tuition rates.

Founded in 1831, New York University (NYU) is a private research institution. They are one of the largest private colleges in the nation. They also are one of the largest employers of New York City. They have over 19,000 employees. Students will receive a first class education in one of the most lively cities.

NYU's Stern School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in accounting or a BS/MS in Accounting for students who wish to pursue the CPA exam. Students will have the opportunity to participate in their international studies program. Along with their general electives and major course studies, students will also take a four course sequence in social impact. The courses are Business and it's Publics, Organizational Communication and it's Social Context, Law Business and Society, and Professional Responsibility. Students will study the social impact in each of these areas.

The joint BS/MS in accounting program is an additional 22 credits along with their 128 B.S. credits. This program meets the 150 credit hour requirement to sit of the New York CPA exam.

Annual Tuition: $49,610

Cornell University was founded in 1865 and is a private land grant institution. They provide undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in their fourteen colleges and schools. They currently have over 21,000 students enrolled. Cornell University houses three business schools: Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, School of Hotel Administration and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management offers a B.S. in AEM with a concentration in accounting. Students will complete 120 credit hours from the their core, concentration, college distribution and free electives requirements. Students will have the flexibility to meet their career and personal goals. Student who graduate from the Dyson School are recruited by top employers.

Annual Tuition: $50,953

Syracuse University is a private research university located in New York. Founded in 1870, they are a nonsectarian school. They have 13 schools and colleges that offer over 200 majors and 100 minors. Syracuse has nearly 20,000 students enrolled in their programs.

The Whitman School of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Students can choose the managerial accounting track or the professional certified public accountant track. The professional track will provide students with a strong foundation for the CPA exam. New York State requires 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam. The managerial track is intended for students who want careers in finance and accounting but do not desire to take the CPA exam. Students will not be required to take as many accounting courses and is usually combined with a finance major or other subjects.

Annual Tuition: $43,440

Founded in 1847, Baruch College was the first free college in the nation. They are part of the City University of New York system. They are located in Manhattan, New York in the Gramercy Park area. They offer 29 undergraduate majors, 54 graduate level specializations, and 6 doctoral specializations. Currently they have over 18,000 students who represent 168 countries.

The Zicklin School of Business is the largest accredited business school in the nation. They offer a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Currently they do not accept students who are seeking an undergraduate second degree. The program prepares students with a general business foundation and a knowledge of accounting theories and concepts. Students will be able to apply these theories and concepts in real world situations. They will have the confidence needed to pursue careers in industry, government, and public companies.

Annual Tuition: $16,800

Fordham University is a a private nonprofit institution founded in 1841. They have three campuses in New York: Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Rose Hill in the Bronx and Westchester in West Harrison. They also have study abroad center in the United Kingdom and field offices in South Africa and Spain. They were founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York. They have around 15,000 students enrolled in their three campuses.

The Gabelli School of Business offers an accounting degree as a major, a primary concentration, a secondary concentration or a minor. Students who pursue a major in accounting have an option of four different options. They can choose the Public Accounting track which is 120 credit hours, Public Accountancy that is 150 credit hours (a 5 year program), Applied Accounting and Finance, or Accounting Information Systems. Students who wish to pursue the CPA license should consider the 5 year program which will meet the New York State requirements.

Annual Tuition: $47,850