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Have a question about Accounting at SBU?

Email Dr. Susan Anders,
professor of accounting and department chair, or call her at
(716) 375-2063.


Earn your BBA in Accounting and your MBA in 5 years

St. Bonaventure's undergraduate program in accounting provides students with a course of study designed to qualify them for careers in either public or private accounting and financial management.

Two degree plans are available:
  • The 120-hour Bachelor of Business Administration
    The accounting BBA prepares students to work in a variety of accounting and business fields, tailored to their individual interests.
  • The five-year (150-hour) BBA/Master of Business Administration
    The Five-Year Accounting program is a full-time integrated program that begins during the senior year of your undergraduate studies. Students who complete the program earn a BBA and MBA at the end of their fifth year.

    The program prepares students for careers in public accounting as well as higher-level entry points into major banks, corporations, government agencies and other organizations.

    Interested students must apply for admission to this program by December of their junior year.
The five-year curriculum is registered with the New York State Department of Education, entitling students who major in accounting to be admitted to the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. In addition, students in the five-year program qualify for admission to the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

Students may major or minor in accounting at St. Bonaventure University.

All accounting majors are required to complete a minimum 400-hour, non-credit internship as part of the degree requirements. Internships must be approved in advance by the School of Business Internship Director. (Please see the Accounting Internship Syllabus.)

Inquiries about this five-year program should be directed to either department chair Dr. Susan Anders or Accounting Five-Year Program Director Brian McAllister.

News, Publications & Research

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Entering freshmen may seek early admission to 5-Year BBA/MBA Program

Early Admission students who maintain standards are not required to take the GMAT. Learn more about the Accounting Five Year Early Admission Program.

Salaries, demand
up in accounting

Starting salaries are growing for finance professionals in the U.S. and hiring demand for recent college graduates is on the rise. Read more in the Journal of Accountancy.

Accounting at SBU

Internship leads to a full-time position for 2012 graduate Ashley Ross.