Accountants do more than just crunch numbers. A key part of any business, they analyze, control and manage data, help forecast trends and plan for the future.
Given the competitive global marketplace, the accounting profession, known as “the language of business,” has never been in greater demand.
Hilbert College prepares students for this growing field by equipping accounting majors with the skills needed to analyze and solve problems, communicate articulately, use technology effectively, work as part of a team, and become contributing members of society.
Our students graduate with a solid foundation on which to start successful careers in public or private accounting, banking and finance, and other business specialties.
Students who plan to continue their studies in graduate school can take undergraduate courses at Hilbert that fulfill graduate-level requirements in the MBA program at St. Bonaventure University.
Two degree plans
Accounting students may choose from two degree options:
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting: This four-year program provides a broad overview of the accounting profession and prepares students for various employment opportunities, professional certification and graduate studies. Three program tracks are available:
- Commercial Accounting
- Economic Crime Investigation
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Students on this track, offered in partnership with St. Bonaventure University, earn their BS in accounting and their MBA in five years, after which they will be admitted to the CPA exam.
- Associate in Applied Science in Accounting: This two-year program prepares students for entry-level accounting positions, such as bookkeepers, accounting clerks and assistants.
Accounting majors at Hilbert develop a diverse set of skills, including technical competence, critical thinking and ethical awareness.
In the classroom, students are exposed to accounting principles, accounting practice sets, computer-based activities, and tax-related work. Outside of the classroom, students may put that knowledge to use, earn academic credit, and gain invaluable hands-on experience by participating in one of a number of internship opportunities.
In addition, Hilbert’s Student Business and Accounting Association provides peer support, mentoring, and on-site learning visits to local businesses and organizations.