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Accounting Careers

The program is designed to prepare students for careers leading to top management positions with accounting information system skills, while fulfilling requirements to sit for the CPA exam in New York State.

There are unlimited opportunities in diverse areas of accounting practice, such as attestation services, tax compliance and planning, fraud examination, managerial accounting, internal audit, financial planning and risk assurance. To learn more about the exciting opportunities accounting careers provide and why this would be a great career for you, please view, The Sky Is The Limit---Accounting Certifications, on

Accountants work for every type of organization in the U.S. and abroad. Accountants may pursue their CPA license from any of the 55 U.S. states and territories, or go after one of the prestigious private certifications such as CMA, CFE, CIA or CFP, and others. While the CPA license is not required to work in the field of accounting it is highly recommended for students to pursue it. Learn more by exploring more information about becoming a CPA, CPA Requirements, the CPA Exam, and other certifications.

MS in Accounting Outcome Data

Here you will find information regarding outcome data collected by our Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, as well as median salaries for every program at RIT. You can also view RIT's Careers and Employment Trends page, which includes both Job Outlook and a summary of career outcomes for each’s year graduating class from RIT.

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Program Alum's quote

Kholod Alsahali, 2016
Accounting Lecturer
King Abdelaziz University, Saudi Arabia

"Studying at Saunders gave me a competitive advantage. We practiced what we learned in real world settings."