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Business Administration: Accounting BS

Determine an organization’s overall wealth, profitability, and liquidity, and help companies with short- and long-term financial business decisions.

Program skills

The Accounting programs emphasize 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

Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Auditor; Management Accountant; Government Accountant; Fraud Examiner; Tax Accountant

Select program hiring partners

Addison Precision Manufacturing, Ahern Insurance, Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), CITIC Securities Co., Deloitte, DeMott & Smith, EFPR Group, LLP, Enterprise Holdings, EY, Flaherty Salmin CPAs, G.W. Lisk, Inc., Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Insero & Co CPAs, LLP, Insource Services, Inc., KPMG, Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), The Bonadio Group, University of Rochester, Welker Mojsej & DelVecchio CPAs, LLC


  • Accounting

  • Aerospace

  • Health Care

  • Higher Education

  • Human Resources

  • Investment Banking

  • Investment/Portfolio Management

  • Management Consulting


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 74.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 23.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 74.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 23.00%
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 5 percent of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success