Meet the Accounting and Business Law Faculty
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The Department of Accounting is committed to academic excellence. Opportunities for practical experiences complement the academic program of the Department and prepare students to succeed in the business world. The Department strives to increase the students’ interest in professional accounting matters, help them develop powers of discrimination and judgment, and encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning through continuing professional education.
The student majoring in Accounting is educated in the advanced principles, theories, and real world applications of accounting and taxation. The Department presents its program as a broad and balanced conception, rather than narrow specialization. The Accounting major is prepared for the fields of industrial accounting, government service or not-for-profit accounting, or entrance into graduate accounting programs, including the Siena M.S. in Accounting program, which fulfills a basic requirement for admission to the licensing examinations for Certified Public Accountancy in New York State. Students are also qualified to sit for the professional examinations to become Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), and Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFM).
Accounting majors are encouraged to seek as broad an education as possible. Many accounting majors have successfully completed minors in the liberal arts and sciences including Computer Science, International Business, English, History, Political Science, and foreign languages.
Mission Statement: The mission of the accounting department is to prepare students for entry level accounting and business positions, subsequent career growth, and continuing intellectual and professional development. The department provides a challenging and intellectually stimulating learning environment that emphasizes the analytical, communication, technological and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in the current dynamic business environment. The integration of accounting theory and practice with the college’s liberal arts and Franciscan traditions enables students to become responsible and contributing members of society.
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceCertificate