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 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
Accounting Internships Spotlight
Jessica Martinez '15
Jessica Martinez, a senior accounting major, has expanded her accounting experience in the spring 2015 semester through her tax internship at Davie Kaplan, an accounting firm in Rochester, NY.
Although a day on the job is never the same for Jessica, she has been exposed to a variety of areas in the tax department even though her main responsibility is to help with straightforward individual tax returns. Along with this, she has had the opportunity to work on other projects that consist of filing different forms for partnerships, corporations, and charities.
One of the most important things Jessica has learned at her internship is that soft skills are essential for any professional career. She has learned that in order to be successful, she has to be open to new opportunities, new challenges, and anything that can make her better at what she is doing.
Jessica will be continuing her education by attending the St. John Fisher College MBA Program beginning in fall 2015. She hopes to become a licensed CPA within the next year and start her career in public accounting. Her dream would be to work for an international accounting firm so she can live abroad.