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Accounting and Business Law


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 judgement, and encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning through continuing professional education.

Mission and Learning Goals

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Business Law 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, communications, 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.


The Major

The curriculum offers both a B.S. and an M.S. in Accounting.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting offers flexibility within the accounting program and with business electives so that students can tailor their programs to meet a variety of career objectives or preparation for graduate programs. Students should consult with their academic advisors to determine the appropriate degree path to best prepare them for their career and educational goals.

The Masters of Science (MS) degree in Accounting prepares students for careers in the accounting profession. The program was designed primarily for current Siena College Accounting majors wishing to stay for their fifth year and take advantage of the small class environment and student centric faculty they are accustom to. The admission committee will consider applicants from other colleges who have an accounting degree and Siena students from other majors who have the prerequisite courses.