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Applied Accounting and Finance

Degree Options: Major
Locations: Rose Hill
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Wall Street is not just a numbers game. Understand it better through accounting.

stock ticker flashing on board - LGDoes Wall Street beckon? The applied accounting and finance major at Fordham educates you in both accounting and finance. A solid knowledge of accounting fundamentals demystifies the complexities of financial markets, where transactions worth billions take place all over the world, every day, in an instant.

We offer an integrated business core of classes that gives you a solid foundation for deeper study. Want to take the CPA exam? We have a 150-hour program that fulfills the requirements for the exam so you can take it right after graduation. In our dual-degree programs, you can get an MBA or MS in five years.

The accounting majors are offered through the Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill. New York City is your living lab to explore the power of business, from financial firms to Bronx bodegas. You’ll gain practical industry experience in the world’s financial capital.

Program Highlights

Accounting majors at Fordham get a four-year, full-time pre-professional adviser who guides them in course selection and job placement.

World-class internships are just a train ride away. Fordham students often graduate with four or five internships on their resumes from stints many major companies, including:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young
  • MTV/Viacom
  • Lord & Taylor

More than 75 percent of Gabelli graduates who got job offers before graduation reported that their internship led directly to the full-time spot.

Take your coursework global with a study abroad program. Fordham has connections with more than 150 programs in universities all over the world, including Germany, China, Turkey, Argentina, and the Gabelli London satellite campus.

Top accounting students can qualify for honor programs—small, specialized learning communities with unparalleled advantages:

  • International travel
  • Special coursework
  • Close-knit cohort of very intelligent fellow students
  • Regular meetings with top New York-based executives

Beta Alpha Psi, the financial services honor society, and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting meet on campus.

Sample Courses

Advanced Concepts in Financial Accounting
Commercial Transactions
Advanced Assurance and Auditing
Corporate and Partnership Taxation
Accounting Research Seminar
Ethics in Financial Reporting and Accounting

Life After Fordham

Applied accounting and finance majors can take on a wide variety of roles in the financial sector, including:

  • Finance officer
  • Accounting analyst
  • Corporate controller
  • Internal auditor

Get a job, right? Yes, but you want more: a career. Our career services tap Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • Post-graduation career search
  • Resume development, Interviewing practice
  • Networking skill development
  • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • Field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) alumni network. Among Fordham graduates are:

  • Managing directors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Executive vice presidents at Tiffany & Co., Thomson Reuters, and Cohen & Steers

Many alumni have started their own businesses in industries ranging from financial management to sustainable energy.

Applied Accounting and Finance Degree