Accounting BS | SUNY Online

Accounting BS

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Credits: 60 w/an associate degree

Cost per credit: $295

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Accounting BS

The online BS in Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh is part of its School of Business & Economics that is an AACSB-accredited school – a designation awarded to 5% of business schools around the world. The demand for accounting professionals is expected to rise through 2029, and the median salary for accountants and auditors with at least a bachelor's degree is $75,560 per year. 

Students who have earned an associate degree can finish the last two years of their accounting degree online. The program provides a unique opportunity and access to students who have an associate degree from a SUNY or CUNY school and want to continue their education in a field that is always hiring. The SUNY Online accounting bachelor's degree through SUNY Plattsburgh offers New York residents and working adults with scheduling and location constraints.

After successful completion of the bachelor's degree in accounting, students will be able to sit for the CPA exam in NY State under the 120-credit rule. However, not everyone who studies accounting wants to be an accountant. Graduates in accounting have also pursued careers in business management, finance, and even law enforcement, equipped with the management, forensic, and financial skills gained in the online accounting program.

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"This online accounting program has been challenging and inspiring … the professors I have had have been fantastic"
Matthew M
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Program consists of: 2 Years Full-Time
Credits: 60 w/an associate degree

Cost per Credit: New York Residents: $295 Out of State: $353

About Online Accounting at Plattsburgh

This program provides students who have earned an associate degree in business or accounting the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree and become true leaders in the world of accounting and finance.

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Why study online accounting with SUNY Plattsburgh

  • Only online accounting program within the SUNY system offered out of an AACSB-accredited business school
  • Ranked in the top the 25 best online accounting programs in the U.S. by Successful Student.
  • Ranked in the top 50 accounting programs in the U.S. by
  • Top 25 most affordable online accounting programs in the nation by OnlineU
  • Graduates have obtained jobs at Fortune 500 companies, in local and state government, not-for-profits, and large corporations
  • Experiential learning opportunities available
  • Enough credits to sit for the CPA exam in NY
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Accounting courses online 

  • Learn to use industry-standard technology, including Power Bi, Tableau, and Alteryx
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Public Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling and Investment Analysis
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How to become a CPA in New York

  • After graduation, one option to become a CPA in New York is with the 120-sit rule
  • Before completing 150 semester hours, you must meet each of the following:
  • 120 semester hours of college-level education
  • A course covering each of the following:
    • Financial accounting, at the upper-division and beyond the introductory level,
    • Cost or management accounting,
    • Taxation,
    • Audit and attestation, at the upper-division.

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