Accounting Degree

Leading the way in Accounting Information Systems and Technology

An accounting degree is instrumental within organizations as means of determining financial stability. Accountants are multidisciplinary, responsible for determining an organizations overall wealth, profitability, and liquidity. Without accounting, organizations would have no basis or foundation upon which daily and long-term decisions could be made. The budgets for marketing activities, profit reinvestment, research and development, and company growth all stem from the work of accountants. Accounting is one of the oldest and most respected professions in the world, and is one of the most necessary lines of work on the planet.

Learn more about our latest offering, the new BS/MS accounting program allows you to get two accounting degrees in five years.

  • Guaranteed real-world experience as a part of one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs
  • Our Next Generation of Accountants (NGA) chapter regularly hosts guest speakers from the Big Four accounting firms and offers hands-on workshops in emerging areas of accounting, offering you numerous opportunities to network and learn more about the industry
  • A dedicated accounting career fair brings companies to campus to meet specifically with Saunders accounting students for co-op and career opportunities
  • Our courses set you on the right track for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Saunders students have consistently exceeded both state and national averages for CPA passing rates
  • Faculty are active in research and industry practitioners bring the latest trends into the classroom
  • Our accounting advisory board forecasts business trends and influences the development of new curriculum in the accounting degree program

Recognized among the nations very best business schools

Saunders College of Business is in the top five programs in New York State, ranking #74 nationally for undergraduate business programs in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. These rankings are based upon the assessment of business school leaders and consider the quality of the programs, faculty, and facilities.

Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by programs at Saunders College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

At the intersection of business and technology

Saunders College of Business, as a college within RIT, places an emphasis on technology and innovation in every program we offer. Saunders College teaches the cutting-edge financial technologies and systems, as only RIT can deliver, to help you stand out.

RIT Wins Seventh I.I.A. Event in a Row

       Hannah Springer                                    April Otucan                                           Jessie Li

2021 Saunders Accounting Advisory Board Award Recipients

In April of 2021, the Saunders Accounting Advisory Board hosted its annual Accounting Award Banquet. Every year the board recognizes exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates for their hard work and contributions to Saunders College of Business:

Accounting Degree Co-op Spotlights

Accounting program graduates have more than just a deep rooted understanding of the numbers side of accounting. They are also involved in the implementation of new accounting technologies and taking on leadership positions within the field. Meet our co-op and accounting alumni.

  • Devren Purdie
    Devren Purdie, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
  • Hassan Ali
    Hassan Ali, RIT Internal Audit Department
  • Megan Cornelius
    Megan Cornelius, EFPR Group
  • Priscilla-Coats
    Priscilla Coats, The Bonadio Group
  • Jasmine Ulger
    Jasmine Ulger, Davie Kaplan, CPA, P.C.
  • Heather Hedges Headshot
    Heather Hedges , EFPR Group LLP
  • Paphawarintr (Mind) Tienpasertkij
    Paphawarintr (Mind) Tienpasertkij, EY
  • Christian Short
    Christian Short, KPMG
  • Benjamin Frenett
    Benjamin Frenett, Principal Global Investors