Accounting, Finance and Law


Our Accounting, Finance and Law area provides the strengths of Oswego's School of Business in fields where we enjoy strong job placement through our track record and alumni network. If you're looking at working in accounting, insurance, the financial field or risk management, or want to progress toward a future in business law, we provide an outstanding avenue.

Majors and Programs

Programs in Accounting are registered with the State of New York for candidates seeking admission to sit for the CPA examination. The 150 Hour Accounting BS/MBA program is the first combined program offered by a state university college so registered, with innovative combined MBA/bachelor's degrees in psychology and broadcasting also available. Students planning to enter Public Accounting receive the foundation to take the examination with additional preparation.

Our Management Accounting degree provides an attractive option for accounting students interested in corporate as opposed to public accounting. Our Finance bachelor of science degree program prepares students for positions in financial institutions such as commercial and investment banks, mutual funds, brokerages and insurance companies, as well as in the finance and account departments of manufacturing, retail, and non-profit businesses.

Our groundbreaking program in Risk Management and Insurance prepares graduates for careers in risk management, risk analysis, insurance underwriting, management of insurance operations, insurance agencies and insurance adjustment.

Student Opportunities

At Oswego, you'll find outstanding opportunities for internships, many through our alumni connections. Events like Meet the Accountant Night provide special recruitment advantages and connections.

As a student, you can be involved in clubs such as Beta Gamma Sigma (international honor society of AACSB-accredited business programs), the Financial Management Association, our award-winning Students In Free Enterprise, the international scholastic and professional organization Beta Alpha Psi or our Student Advisory Council.


The School of Business has full-time faculty with expertise in the diverse fields of management and several adjunct faculty teaching in specialized areas, committed to outstanding teaching. The faculty is also engaged in research and consulting.

After Oswego

Many graduates gain entry to accounting firms, financial organizations such as banks or brokerages, insurance companies, risk-management agencies and many areas of business. Some have attained top positions in corporations and companies of all sizes.