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Accounting
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Typical class size: 20 - 25
  • Fisher family:1

Accounting

Successful accountants are well-versed in their discipline’s theory and practices. They stay current regarding trends in the field, and exhibit a commitment to ethical practices. Successful accountants begin their career trajectory at St. John Fisher College.

Nearly 100 percent of accounting graduates are accepted into graduate school or placed in full-time jobs within three months of graduation. The nature of Fisher's accounting program makes such a remarkable statistic possible.

In addition to theory and practice, Fisher's accounting program blends in liberal arts learning that helps you develop critical-thinking skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to ethical decision-making.

Program Overview

Input from an advisory board made up of prominent local, regional, and national accounting and finance professionals ensures that the program continues to meet the needs of today’s students as well as those of the business community.

As an accounting major, you will be required to complete 60 credits in the accounting, finance, and management disciplines, as well as an additional 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences (including Core requirements), for your bachelor's degree.

You can also jump on the fast track to obtaining your graduate degree through Fisher's 4 + 1 MBA program.

Life After Fisher

Fisher accounting majors find positions at such firms as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Crowe Horwath, and KPMG. Other companies that have hired Fisher accounting graduates include:

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman, P.C.
  • Dejoy, Knauf & Blood
  • Harris Corporation
  • Insero & Company
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Fisher team at competition
    Award-winning Tax Team

    In 2016, a Fisher team made College history when they won the national Deloitte FanTAXtic competition, beating teams from Boston College, Lehigh University, Ohio State, the University of Florida, and others.

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An internship is the best place to practice the skills you've learned in class, fail at your first attempts, and then learn through trial and error the most effective way to execute those skills in the real world. These were excellent experiences and afforded me great insight into the inner workings of a company outside of the classroom. ”


Michael Bonner
  • Michael Bonner ’16
  • Audit Associate, KPMG