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Accounting BS

In this dynamic accounting degree, you’ll determine an organization’s wealth, profitability, and liquidity as you guide short- and long-term financial business decisions.

Program skills

The accounting program emphasizes cutting-edge technologies used in practice, including analytics and ERP systems. Integrated throughout the business core are courses that provide fundamental knowledge in the areas of global competitiveness, quality management, information technology, ethics, diversity, and problem-solving. Students’ enhance analytical abilities through courses such as statistics and economics. The program also addresses communication skills, considered critical by practicing accountants.

Program job titles reported

Accountant; Auditor; Credit Card/Cashless Accountant; Financial Specialist; Junior Accountant; Senior Auditor; Tax Accountant

Select program hiring partners

Brighton Securities, Davie Kaplan CPA, ESL Federal Credit Union, Farm Credit East, First American Equipment Finance, Fust Charles Chambers, JK Findings, LPWolch CPAs, Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., Pittsford Central School District, Schaeffer Fink & Moss CPAs, Sodexo, Student Medicover Co., The Bonadio Group, US Department of Defense, Viele Solimano Swagler & Chapman, Ward Schemerbeck & Billig CPAs, Yaeger Treviso & Associates, Young and Company CPAs


Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.30%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.30%
Alternative Plans 0%


Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Less than five percent of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-op takes your knowledge and turns it into know-how. Business co-ops provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge of business, management, finance, accounting, and related fields in professional settings. You'll make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications as you build a network of professional contacts.

Students in the accounting BS are required to complete at least one cooperative education experience.

Accounting Career Fair

RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts an accounting-specific career fair that connects accounting majors with employers in finance and banking. During this day-long event, you’ll be able to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and permanent employment positions.