18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille's dual degree in accounting prepares students for successful careers in public or private accounting. By combining a four-year undergraduate bachelor's degree with an additional year of graduate courses, students will meet New York State Education Department requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Western New York businesses are continually looking for individuals who have an aptitude for quantitative analysis and are able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly and accurately. Many of our business graduates have been successful in accounting, and some have gone on to manage their own CPA firms or achieve partner status in a larger firm. Within our current economic climate, many individuals and businesses have been looking to start new business ventures. As the growth of start-ups continues to rise, the need for businesses to either contact the services of an accountant or to hire one on staff have increased. Medaille's program offers students an opportunity to join this growing industry.
Dr. Michael Lillis, professor and chair of the Business Department
As part of the major requirements, each student takes courses in management, marketing, finance, business law and management information systems. The field experience requirement gives students the opportunity for "hands-on" experience applying what has been learned in the classroom to real business situations. Students frequently receive job offers through these internships. Credits for work/life experience can also be earned by students who have had appropriate previous experience in related areas.
The ability to communicate well is essential in the accounting profession. The liberal arts and sciences portion of the degree provides those necessary skills as well as a solid foundation in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science.
Medaille College's business and business-related programs at the
Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester Campuses have received specialized
accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business
Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The IACBE promotes and
recognizes excellence in business education in colleges at both the
undergraduate and graduate level. The business and business-related
programs on the Buffalo Campus in the following degrees are accredited
by the IACBE:
The Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in
Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-
Management Information Systems degrees have been recently added and
accreditation by IACBE for these programs is pending. The IACBE reviews
new programs only after two years of outcomes assessment data has been
The IACBE requires that every member disclose their learning outcomes
assessment. The assessment results can be found in our annual report
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.