Accounting Program Requirements
Why Study Accounting at Fisher?
At Fisher, you'll gain a deep understanding of current accounting theories, practical applications of those theories, and the ethical problems you may encounter in your professional career.
The B.S. in Accounting program blends liberal arts learning and professional education to help you develop critical-thinking skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to ethical decision-making.
A Balanced Approach to Curriculum
Fisher's Accounting courses will provide you with a well-balanced education that emphasizes practice as well as theory and implementation as well as diagnosis and decision.
Accounting Certificate Program
Certificate in Accounting: If you already hold a bachelor's degree in a major other than Accounting, this certificate program will prepare you to meet the requirements to take the CPA exam.
Approximately 70% of Fisher graduates start their careers in public accounting, and most seniors find employment within 3 months of graduation at such firms as:
- The Bonadio Group
- Crowe Horvath
- Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman, P.C.
- Dejoy, Knauf & Blood
- Deloitte & Touche
- Eastman Kodak Company
- EFP Rotenberg
- Ernst & Young
- Harris Corporation
- Insero & Company
- St. Ann's Home
- Xerox Corporation
A Variety of Scholarships
In addition to College-sponsored scholarships, there are several scholarships available to support Accounting majors.
- Advantage Professionals Scholarship
- Bonadio Accounting Scholarship
- Charles P. Wolfe Award
- DuPlessis/Wolfe Scholarship
- The Gleason Memorial Scholarship
- Insero & Co. Accounting Scholarship
- Mengel, Metzger & Barr Accounting Scholarship
- New York State Society of CPAs Award
- Otto A. Shults Accounting Excellence Scholarship
- VanStrydonck Scholarship
- William E. Rowe Memorial Scholarship
Fisher students compete at the annual Deloitte Tax Competition.
The minor requires 18 credits in Accounting courses taken at Fisher or accepted in transfer as Fisher Accounting courses.
Required courses: (6)
- ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I
- ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II
Elective courses: (12)
- Four ACCT electives (200 level or above)