We're a 2020 Best Value, with a No. 5 ranking on College Factual's list of Best Accounting Colleges for the Money in New York.
Through a combination of innovative coursework that balances analytical thinking and creativity, one-to-one interaction with faculty, attractive internships, and an opportunity to earn your BBA in accounting and your MBA in professional accountancy in five years or less, SBU accounting graduates are well-equipped to achieve professional success.
Demand for accountants is a steady climb, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means there will be job for you when you graduate.
98% of our students have a job offer before they graduate.
Two undergraduate degree options
Bachelor of Business Administration
The 120-hour BBA prepares accounting students to work in a variety of accounting and business fields, tailored to their individual interests.
Degree requirements & a 4-year plan of study.
4+1 BBA & Master of Business Administration
This 150-hour program is structured so that students earn a BBA in accounting and then an MBA in professional accountancy. With careful planning, both degrees can be completed in 5 years or less.
- Early Assurance Program: Prospective freshmen who meet certain qualifications may be granted early assurance to the 150-hour 4+1 BBA/MBA program. This waives the requirement to take the GMAT and qualifies graduates to sit for the New York CPA exam.
Details at 4+1 BBA/MBA Early Assurance
A minor in accounting
For non-majors, a minor in accounting provides a solid grounding for anyone planning to work in the banking or financial industry, and can help increase your understanding of how financial theories are used and applied. Requirements for a minor in accounting
Why study accounting at St. Bonaventure?
For starters, our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get plenty of one-on-one attention from caring professors who know you, your interests and your ambitions. But that's not all:
The School of Business is accredited through The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), ensuring parents and students that we are meeting tough standards and providing a top-quality education.
On-the-job experience through a required internship
Major accounting firms, including the "Big 4," actively recruit on campus for internships and full-time positions.
See School of Business Internships
Bona graduates are in demand
Recruiters from regional and national accounting firms visit campus regularly and begin identifying our best prospects in their sophomore year, frequently offering internships that pave the way for employment upon graduation.
An emphasis on ethics
We are committed to educating outstanding future managers and leaders who incorporate the Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service to others
McQuade Center for Accounting Excellence
St. Bonaventure's McQuade Center provides scholarships, programming, faculty development and the opportunity to work with faculty on educational and research-related internships.
See McQuade Center
The people here are amazing. You can sense the pride for this school, and I knew I had to be part of it.
Patrick Cole, BBA/MBA, '19, '20
Oct 05, 2020 | For Rebekah Liszewski, an MBA candidate at St. Bonaventure University, life is very, very good. But it wasn’t always.
Sep 14, 2020 | Despite the challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Bonaventure University continued to see healthy enrollment gains this fall. More than 500 freshmen enrolled for the fall semester, with fewer than 20 deferring their enrollment until spring or fall 2021.
Aug 27, 2020 | Ten members of the university community have been named to the Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.