A degree in accounting adds up to a rewarding career.


The field of accounting is more than 6,000 years old — and has never been more relevant.

The earliest examples of accounting revolved around maintaining records for local crops and herds. Today, accountants are focused on trillions of dollars flowing between people and organizations around the world. Our accounting program provides two distinct tracks: one for students interested in becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) and one for those who prefer internal accounting. Either way, you will begin your education by learning the principles and methodology of accounting and the strict professional ethics of the discipline. Then, as you narrow your focus, you will sharpen your analytic and communications skills as you prepare to enter the very challenging and very rewarding business environment.

The accounting program at Brooklyn College is giving me the real-world experience I need to be a CPA.

Alberto Epstein Rodriguez '11

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Quick Facts

  • Our program ranks seventh in the nation among colleges graduating African Americans.
  • The program stresses both analytic and communications skills as well as professional ethics.
  • Our future entrepreneurs receive practical experience via internships at small businesses throughout New York.

Possible Careers

  • Certified public accountant at one of the Big Four accounting firms
  • Internal accountant in the accounts payable department of an international conglomerate
  • Account manager handling client accounts for a high-profile advertising agency