Accounting is one of the most practical, flexible, and in-demand specialties in every area of the workforce. Accountants manage the books, analyze financial information, and consult with upper management about crucial business decisions.
For students who enjoy working with numbers and detail-oriented data analysis, a degree in accounting is a gateway to careers in any area of interest. Sports teams, banks, small businesses, individuals, recording artists, major motion picture companies, academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, charities, hospitals... Everyone needs an accountant to manage the income, expenses, payroll, taxes, and other financial matters.
Our faculty are proven pioneers in their field and bring real-world experience into the classroom and incorporate the latest technology and software applications in the digital accounting and taxation fields
The 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Accountancy is ideal preparation for a career in the fields of accountancy, taxation and business services. Professors with extensive professional experience and top academic credentials lead small classes, interacting closely with students.
Students have opportunities for internships at the Big Four accounting firms, as well as midsized and small firms. In addition, the LIU Post Accounting Society and the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi bring together practicing accounting professionals and accounting majors through formal and informal events throughout the year. It is common for students in the program to have offers of full-time employment even before graduating. Alumni of this program can be found in positions of leadership at major New York-based accounting and business services firms.
B.S. in Accounting Learning Goals
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of accounting fundamentals.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply accounting concepts.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Use information technology for decision making and problem-solving in business.
- Understand professional responsibilities and methods for identifying and addressing ethical issues in business and accounting.
- Understanding the global nature of today’s accounting and business environment.
- Demonstrate effective collaborative skills.
- Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
- Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
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