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Accounting

ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

Accounting graduates continue to be in great demand. Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10% in the decade ending in 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Not only are graduates finding vast opportunities and lucrative salaries, but most are landing jobs before they're done with school. Nearly all of our accounting graduates (98 percent) have a job offer in hand before commencement.

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 both 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.

Two accounting degree plans available:

  • BBA: The 120-hour Bachelor of Business Administration prepares accounting students to work in a variety of accounting and business fields, tailored to their individual interests.
  • BBA and MBA: This 4+1 program (150 hours in total) is structured so that students first earn a BBA in accounting and then an MBA in professional accountancy. With careful planning, both can be completed in 5 years ... or less.

Accounting Program Advantages

  • Be In Demand: 98% of our accounting students have a job offer before graduation, and recruiters from regional and national accounting firms visit campus regularly and begin identifying our best prospects in their sophomore years, frequently offering internships that pave the way for employment upon graduation.
  • Accredited Programs: 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. 
  • Small Class Size: An 11:1 student to faculty ratio means that your professors will work with you 1:1 to identify and provide the best opportunities and resources to match your interests and ambitions.
  • Integrated 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.
  • Internships: You are required to complete an internship, an opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience and make you a stronger job candidate.

Accounting Careers

With your BBA and MBA in hand, you will be prepared for a career in public accounting as well as higher-level entry points into major banks, corporations, government agencies and other organizations. Starting salaries are growing for finance professionals in the U.S. and hiring demand for recent college graduates is on the rise. Students who choose to major in accounting go on to find jobs in the following career fields:

  • public accounting
  • corporate accounting
  • government
  • nonprofit organizations
Learn more about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people accounting majors.

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Accounting students and alumni speak out about St. Bonaventure, student life, Franciscan values, and the career advantages of being an accounting grad. 

 

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St. Bonaventure’s Chattertons Slam Poetry Society to compete in first intercollegiate slam

Feb 26, 2015 |

By Julia Andretta, ’15

Four members of St. Bonaventure University’s slam poetry society, Chattertons, will be competing at an intercollegiate slam at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.

The slam will be held at the University at Buffalo’s Student Union Theater and is hosted by Pure Ink, a slam poetry society based in Buffalo. Chattertons will be facing poets from the University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, and Daemen College. This is the first intercollegiate slam Chattertons has attended.

The students competing are Chattertons president Brianna Roberts, a senior classical languages major from Nichols, N.Y.; Kevin Cooley, an English graduate fellow from Lake View, N.Y.; Caitlin Lee, a sophomore journalism/mass communication major from Wellsville, N.Y.; and Natalie Wasek, a freshman accounting major from Roxbury, N.J. Lee and Wasek will each perform an individual poem, while Roberts and Cooley will perform two collaborative poems.

Slam poetry is a form of spoken-word poetry in which performance is just as vital to a work as the words that comprise it. Competitors will be judged based on the effectiveness of their performances in capturing and communicating the content of each poem. Poets will be assigned a score on a 10-point scale, with 10 being a perfect score, by judges selected randomly from the audience.

St. Bonaventure’s slam poetry club was founded in 2009, acquiring the name Chattertons in 2014 when they first began looking to compete with other schools. St. Bonaventure’s slam poets have always taken immense pride in their craft, and now they are finally beginning what will hopefully be a long tradition of sharing and strengthening that craft off campus.

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About the University:
The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. Named the #3 best college value in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.    

 

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