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.
Accounting Certificate Program
If you already hold a bachelor's degree in a major other than accounting, the accounting certificate program will prepare you to meet the requirements to take the CPA exam.
Accelerated Time to an MBA Degree
As an accounting major, you may qualify for the 4+1 MBA program which would allow you to complete your MBA degree within a year of your undergraduate degree.
Nearly 100% of accounting graduates are accepted into graduate school or placed in full-time jobs within 3 months of graduation.
Graduates find positions at such firms as:
- The Bonadio Group
- Crowe Horwath
- 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
Accounting Internships Spotlight
Michael Bonner '16
Michael Bonner, an accounting and finance major and Spanish minor, spent his last semester at Fisher serving as an internal audit and advisory services intern with Constellation Brands, Inc.
Through his internship, Michael was challenged daily with new experiences. In particular, he performed numerous reviews of the company's internal controls and was responsible for preparing for year-end audits focusing on the company's information technology and its relation to financial statements.
Michael was especially eager to apply learning from the classroom to actual work-related projects, which helped deepen his understand of many accounting concepts and general skills. "Communication skills are extremely important to develop for professional growth," he recounted. "Communication is half of the job, especially in an audit position."
As a senior, Michael was recognized with the Charles P. Wolfe Award for his outstanding achievement in accounting and high degree of character and integrity in his dealings with his colleagues. He is now pursuing a career as an audit associate with KPMG in Los Angeles, California.