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About Accounting

Interested in learning how to understand, develop, and help others make strong financial decisions? Have you ever seen yourself as the expert of preparing personal or business taxes?

Accounting infuses the study of financial activities with economic fundamentals and business decisions such as planning, analysis and problem solving. As a crucial component to organizations in today’s business environment, majoring in Accounting should be the top choice on your spreadsheet.

4 + 1 MSAC Option Available!

Interested in combining an undergraduate degree in accounting with a master’s degree in a five-year program? See our Five-Year B.S./M.S. in Accounting Program where you can complete 150 credits and be prepared for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.

Also available: 4 + 1 FLEX MBA Option

As a student in the Anisfield School of Business, you may also want to consider the pathway to the 4+1 Flex MBA Program, where you can earn both your undergraduate and your Master’s degree in just five years.  Undergraduate business majors get 12 credits of MBA Foundational courses waived, so you can get your MBA by taking just ten more courses (30 credits) after graduation.   Having an MBA is a universally-recognized credential that gives you an advantage in the job market and the skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles in business.  For more information please go to or email Dr. Juan Cabrera, MBA Program Director, at


Classes you can take:

Computer Law and Ethics, Federal Taxation, Cost Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, Management Statistics, Principles in Information Technology, Business Ethics

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Accountants and Auditors$54,760 - $144,490
Credit Analysts$52,830 - $137,190
Budget Analysts$52,950 - $125,060
Loan Officers$34,730 - $146,960
Tax Preparers$28,390 - $87,980
Paralegals and Legal Assistants$35,980 - $87,960
Statisticians$58,670 - $164,300

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Each Ramapo Accounting major is assigned an advisor from among the Accounting faculty and receives personal attention regarding educational and career guidance such as information on corporate job opportunities, CPA certification, on-campus interviews, and internships available with large and small accounting firms.

Examples of internships for Accounting majors at Ramapo include American Cancer Society, Deloitte & Touche, EisnerAmper, Ernst & Young, Stryker Orthopedics, WithumSmith + Brown, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Accounting Minor

The goal of the minor program in Accounting is to provide Ramapo College students with an option to develop a competency in the field of accounting which will complement their major program of study. Students with a minor in Accounting will be better prepared to work in their major fields because accounting is an integral part of all aspects of business. The importance of financial statements to a finance, marketing, management, economics, international business or information systems major is a primary reason for business students to participate in the program