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Advance Your Career

Use credits you’ve already earned as a foundation for a B.S. in accounting.

Online Accounting Major

Boost Your Career — Put credits you’ve already earned towards a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Study from anywhere, anytime with asynchronous classes — and start taking courses at any time during the year
  • Build your eligibility to take the CPA exam after graduation
  • Meet students like you and grow personally and professionally
The online accounting program is excellent if you want a college degree but have a busy life schedule or want to save money. The faculty and staff are accommodating and encouraging and consider how busy our lives are.
Sarah Lange, Class of ’23

What Will I Learn?

Our B.S. in accounting program offers a strong foundation in accounting and qualifies you to sit for the NYS CPA exam with 120 credits immediately after graduation. You are encouraged to earn the remaining 30 credits to meet the 150-credit CPA licensure requirement by converting your B.S. in accounting into the 4+1 accounting/data analytics and accounting B.S./M.S. if you meet the minimum GPA requirement.

  • In addition, our program emphasizes a strong writing, professionalism, and career development component to prepare you for achieving your career goals.    
  • Our curriculum will empower you with advanced technical and analytical skills, such as Excel, VBA, Spreadsheet Automation, Power BI, Tableau, SQL and more. 
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Top 5 — Ranked 3rd in the nation by ZDNET’s top picks for best online accounting programs

The quality of the courses offered online at SUNY Plattsburgh is phenomenal. Truly, I did not expect the courses to be of such quality and value. The professors are great also and they make me work hard — I mean really hard. But the studying is very rewarding, albeit challenging, and I tremendously enjoy it.
Alex Manasuev, Principal at U.S. Tax IQ

What is Unique About Our Program?

  • Personalized care and attention from your student success team, composed of your online academic coordinator and academic advisors.
  • Affordable and high-quality accounting curriculum supported by an AACSB-accredited business school, a standard of achievement so prestigious that less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction
  • A top-notch education taught by credentialed faculty who conduct state-of-the-art research and are respected leaders in their fields of study
  • A smooth pathway for transferring credit
  • Access to career resources — even remotely — and a strong alumni networking community
  • Pursue other professional certifications such as CMA, CIA and CFE. Seek a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation by adding our forensic accounting minor.  
  • Surprisingly affordable tuition rates.
I’m pleased to have found this online accounting program with Plattsburgh. It was a great way to continue my studies while maintaining my work, family and personal life. The classes were challenging but I felt supported by the faculty. Now that I have graduated, I am ready and prepared to take on my new chapter.
Erika Magallane, Class of ’23

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Our Graduates are Successful

Our alumni are thriving in governmental roles in various levels of New York state agencies as well as in local CPA firms, multinational corporations and Wall Street firms such as:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • KPMG International
  • Deloitte & Touche USA
  • Ernst & Young
  • Urbach Hacker Young Advisors
  • IBM
  • GE
  • AT&T
  • Citigroup
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Prudential Financial
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs

IBM Job Placements & Co-ops

We have created a very strong partnership with International Business Machines (IBM). In the last 10 years, IBM has recruited over 100 SUNY Plattsburgh accounting majors for its nationally recognized co-op program. Our students have been placed at different IBM sites in New York, Vermont and Connecticut. A number of our accounting majors have also won the national IBM Co-op of the Year Award. Many of our students who complete the co-op program have been offered full time employment upon graduation.

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