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Online Accounting Major

Job outlook for qualified accounting graduates: 90-95% placement rate; placements include big 4 accounting firms, regional and local CPA firms, publicly traded corporations, Wall Street firms, federal, state, and local government, nonprofit organizationsAdvance Your Career

Build Your Associate’s Degree into a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Put credits you’ve already earned towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Take classes from anywhere
  • Study on your schedule
  • Be ready to enter the high in demand field of accounting

New Online Accounting Degree Program

The School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Science Online Accounting Degree Program starting Fall 2017. In this program for transfer students, you will use your associate’s degree as a foundation to complete a B.S. in Accounting.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Online Degree


  • An affordable SUNY tuition rate
  • The flexibility of a web-based curriculum taught by academically and professionally qualified faculty located at our campus in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Recent graduates’ passing rates on the CPA examination have been consistently higher than the national average
  • A smooth pathway for transferring credit

Internships & Career Networking

  • A Director of Career Opportunities and Internships assisting with internship placements with CPA firms, non-profit organizations, and corporations (most notably our IBM co-op).
  • Strong alumni-networking opportunities that allow current students to benefit from the guidance and expertise of successful accounting alumni.

Academic Advising

You will be assigned a full-time accounting faculty member to serve as advisor/mentor for the duration of your enrollment at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Program Requirements

Admissions Criteria

Applicants should have an associate’s degree with a business focus, or an associate’s degree with the following prerequisite courses completed:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Business Law II
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Applications & Information Systems
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Calculus


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Sample Curriculum Plan

For students who have already earned a minimum of 60 degree eligible credits

Year 1

Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course Course Title Credits   Course Course Title Credits
ACC301 Intermediate Accounting I  3   ACC302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC305 Cost Accounting 3   ACC307 Government and Nonprofit Accounting 3
ECO362 Business Statistics II 3   MGM350 Math Models in Business 3
FIN355 Principles of Finance 3   FIN 390 Money & Banking 3
Liberal Arts Elective   3   Global Issues   3
Total   15   Total   15

Year 2

Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course Course Title Credits   Course Course Title Credits
ACC306 Accounting Information Systems 3   ACC402 Auditing 3
ACC401 Advanced Accounting 3   ACT 404 Income Tax II 3
ACC403 Income Tax I  3   MGM490 Strategic Management 3
BUS388 Seminar in Professionalism 3   Liberal Arts Elective   3
BUS489 Business Exit Exam 0   Liberal Arts Elective   3
Liberal Arts Elective   3   Total   15
Total   15        

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to find out more about the accounting program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Mohamed Gaber, Chair
Office: Au Sable Hall Room 209
Phone: (518) 564-4198 / 564-3185
Fax: (518) 564-4215
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
School of Business and Economics
Department of Accounting
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901