Both our BS in accounting and the five-year combined BS + MBA program qualify you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination in New York state. Rigorous coursework prepares you to work in virtually any field or pursue an advanced degree; courses include accounting, business law, finance, business administration and economics. Outstanding internships, co-op opportunities and an active professional network help many graduates find jobs in the field. The professional experience of award-winning faculty will add a practical perspective to your study. Our pass rates on the CPA examination reflect well on our students and dedicated professors, some of whom teach in commercial review courses for the exam.

Launch your career


Student organizations like the Accounting Society and honor society Beta Alpha Psi, plus projects like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, allow you to network, seek leadership opportunities and gain hands-on accounting experience. Explore internships and co-op positions, highly recommended for motivated students with good grades, at companies like Con-Med, Biogen, IBM, KPMG, Community Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and more.


Opportunities include

  • Certified public accounting
  • Internal auditing
  • IRS agent
  • Controller
  • Chief financial officer

Graduate studies may include

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Law


SUNY Oswego's Center for Accounting Research and Education supports research, scholarly and educational activities that can help expand your knowledge and qualifications.

“Oswego connected me with Big 4 recruiters, which allowed me to complete two summer internships in New York City, one with KPMG and the other with PricewaterhouseCoopers. I was able to bring what I had learned in my classes to contribute to the audits of global financial institutions, including Credit Suisse and Barclays.”

— Dianora DeMarco ’15