Students network with professionals and learn about career opportunities at our annual Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals Night held every September.
A Powerful Educational Experience
Accounting is the financial language of business. It facilitates informed judgments and decisions through the process of analyzing, measuring, and communicating economic activities. Students at Niagara University learn this language via close instruction from a diverse cadre of faculty made up of seasoned professionals who possess extensive industry and teaching experience.
As an added benefit, accounting students at NU have the advantage of earning a degree from an AACSB-accredited institution, the global benchmark of excellence in business and accounting education. An optional 4+1 program accelerates the timeline for adding an MBA to your resume.
A Cutting-Edge Curriculum
Niagara University prepares students for successful accounting careers in a variety of industries, such as corporate, consulting, forensics, and nonprofit. Small and interactive classes provide engaging learning opportunities amongst peers and professors, while open-door policies are the norm for NU faculty, making them easily accessible for students to ask questions and present ideas. The college maintains close connections with alumni and other industry professionals as a means of providing students with numerous internships and co-ops.
Some useful links for accounting majors and those interested in the field of accountancy:
- Accounting Salaries by State
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Institute of Management Accountants
- American Accounting Association
- Financial Accounting Standards Board
- Governmental Accounting Standards Board
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
- International Financial Reporting Standards
- National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
- New York State Education Department on Public Accountancy
- Wiley CPAexcel
- Accounting Coach
Through NU’s award-winning Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, students partici-pate in an invaluable learning experience and help those in need.
Members of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society travel across the world to network and gain a broader understanding of financial systems.
All NU accounting faculty are certified public accoun-tants, licensed professionals, and/or doctorally trained. There is even a fraud examiner on staff.
Median Pay for Accountants and Auditors in 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.