Accounting (BS, minor)

Program Overview

Binghamton University’s accounting program prepares students for successful careers. Consistently ranked as one of the best public business schools in the nation, the School of Management ensures that students learn the soft skills, such as leadership and communication, and technical skills needed to navigate the accounting industry.

Through experiential learning opportunities, including case competitions and project courses, students explore the challenges of decision-making in complex contexts and situations, and learn how to develop innovative solutions. Our accounting students become effective problem-solvers and in-demand recruits for major organizations and companies. Binghamton University is a leading source of new hires for the Big Four accounting firms (EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG).

Degrees Offered

  • BS in Accounting


  • Accounting

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

The School of Management provides numerous opportunities for students to build their professional network and gain hands-on experience.

With the help of the School of Management’s Career Services office, students will often take on internships during their winter and summer breaks.

Students are able to build their résumé and gain leadership experience by getting involved with the School of Management’s student clubs and organizations. With dozens to choose from, students are able to explore business careers in a range of industries, from fashion to sports management.

With a heavily-involved alumni base, students have opportunities to network and work directly with graduates who have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and leaders of successful startups.

Other opportunities include developing impactful community service projects with the PwC Scholars program, managing a portfolio worth a half million dollars in our student-run trading room, and working with real-world data in case competitions sponsored by major organizations.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Binghamton’s accounting students have high rates of job placement, graduate school acceptance and starting salaries well above the national average.

The School of Management Career Services office provides a wide array of services that include one-on-one career counseling, professional development workshops, career and alumni mentoring events, mock interviews and résumé critiques.

Our students are sought out by top employers. The School of Management is the top provider of new hires for PwC and EY in New York City. Other firms that recruit our students include KPMG, Deloitte, Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan, Mazda, Morgan Stanley, and Protiviti.

Many accounting students also pursue a graduate degree at the School of Management by enrolling in either the Master of Science (MS) in Accounting  or Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. These options can be completed in only one extra year of study. The MS Accounting program allows students to earn the 150 credit hours needed for CPA licensure, while giving them extra time to prepare and take sections of the CPA exam.

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!