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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 better prepared for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. As an accounting major, you can begin taking graduate courses in your senior year, double counting two courses to save on tuition! Another summer internship opportunity will build your professional skills, and then you complete the requirements of the 30 credit Master of Accounting (MSAC) degree in your fifth year and be sought after by major accounting firms.

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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Career Opportunities

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

Hands-On Learning

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 in Accounting is to provide all 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 technology management major is a primary reason for business students to participate in the program. Business students with a minor in accounting are also eligible to join the 4+1 MSAC program and earn both their Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting in five years.

Related Programs

Accounting (4+1 BS-MS)

Master of Science


Accounting (MSAC)

Master of Science