Why Study Accounting at Le Moyne College?

Most people probably know about accounting primarily from their work on returns during tax season. But accountants do so much more - they prepare and examine financial records, ensure financial statements comply with laws and regulations, supervise business transactions and manage assets, and advise on ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profit. From the largest corporations to the smallest business, solid accounting practices are the financial lifeblood of an organization.

Le Moyne's accounting program recognizes the importance the profession has with individual companies and industries as a whole. It is structured to develop well-rounded, polished, ethical students who are ready to contribute to the field immediately upon graduation. 

Program Highlights

Courses such as Cost Accounting, Auditing, Federal Income Taxation, Account Information Systems, Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Business Valuation and a myriad of other advanced coursework provide our majors with a smooth transition from undergraduate to professional.

The hallmark of the program is our strong connection to employers in public and private sectors. An array of quality internships, a distinguished alumni network and key partnerships with local, national and international businesses eagerly launch our accounting majors into prime positions for success. 

In addition to the classroom experience, students have several options to engage with the profession through the three student organizations available to accounting majors; the Madden Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Madden Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Accounting Society.

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Maria Zumpano

Madden School of Business / 2014

Meeting many successful professionals from Le Moyne showed me the real life impact of a Le Moyne education

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Sebastian Notaro

Madden School of Business / 2014

Knowing is one thing, but being able to apply what you know is another

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Joshua Klepfer

Madden School of Business / 2013

I look forward to a career in Public Accounting

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Graduates of the accounting program have found opportunities in both the public and private accounting sectors. Long a renowned program for accounting in the Central New York area, the expansion of Le Moyne’s alumni base has now extended its accounting graduates nationwide, creating added employment opportunities for recent graduates. While attending Le Moyne many students have had the opportunity for finding part-time employment with local accounting firms, many of which are headed by Le Moyne graduates.  

Wages of accountants and auditors being significantly above national averages of other occupations, and employment for these professions is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Degree Options

Masters in Tax (MTAX) - This hybrid format program provides students with highly specialized training in tax research and planning. The degree’s focus is to develop skills in the core areas of taxation that the profession expects strong knowledge in, including: international taxation, and the general role of taxes in business and investment decisions.  Primarily taught online, graduates are prepared to manage the most complex individual and business tax situations.  The Masters in Taxation is also open to working professionals with appropriate professional background to add an extremely valuable professional credential as a 30 credit free standing program.

Bachelor of Science/ Master of Business Administration (BS/MBA)- A 150-hour program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration, with both degrees being conferred at the end of the fifth year.

Bachelor of Science/ Masters of Information Systems (BS/MS-IS) - A 150-hour program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master in Information Systems, with both degrees being conferred at the end of the fifth year.

Bachelor of Science (BS)- A four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a major in Accounting. This program also has been structured to qualify students for graduate study or to provide them with the comprehensive outlook that will prepare them for entry into the business world.

If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Accounting major, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Mitchell Franklin


(315) 445-4387


Contact the Department:

Mitchell Hall 208
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road,
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4100