Accounting (BBA Degree)
Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. A Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) degree prepares graduates to tell the story of a company–its history, governance and performance results–as expressed in dollars and other corporate goals, such as sustainability.
Why Study Accounting at Iona?
Iona University’s BBA in Accounting focuses on the fundamentals–providing a solid training in financial accounting and managerial accounting. You gain a firm understanding of accounting principles and practices, as well as the social responsibilities and high ethical standards required to meet the challenges of today’s global business arena.
Iona’s accounting program is New York State Education Department (NYSED) licensure qualified–which means you will learn all of the content required for the CPA examination in New York. In addition, our students have the opportunity to join Beta Alpha Psi, a national honors society for accounting students and professionals.
With New York City just 20 minutes from Iona’s campus, you have access to the world’s business epicenter during your accounting program. This proximity offers the opportunity to graduate with accounting internship experiences, equipping you with the hands-on skills you need to make an impact in corporations and not-for-profit organizations anywhere in the world.
What You’ll Learn
The BBA in Accounting explores the foundations of accounting and the areas of auditing, taxation, budgeting and analytics. Iona’s Accounting faculty are exceptional teachers and active practitioners in the field who bring their expertise to illuminate your coursework. You have multiple opportunities to build your accounting skills through hands-on learning, valuable internships and community service, such as preparing taxes for those in need.
Undergraduate students can obtain a minor in Accounting by completing 18 credits.
With the help of the LaPenta School of Business, I have been able to create new connections with businesses and people within the career I'm pursuing. Iona has definitely prepared me for a successful career in accounting.
- Logan Balsan ’24, accounting major
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Accounting BBA Careers & Outcomes
With a BBA in Accounting, Iona graduates enter the workforce with strong skills in taxation, auditing and financial consulting. They land top jobs at large accounting firms and pursue a variety of accounting roles across different industries. In addition, our career-ready accounting program fulfills the education requirements for CPA licensure in New York, opening up future career-advancement opportunities.
- Audit Associate
- Tax Accountant
- Internal Auditor
- Budget Analyst
- Certified Public Accountant
- Financial Advisor
- Intelligence Analyst
- Government or Nonprofit Accountant
- Governance and Internal Control
- Industry Specialist Consultant
Iona has prepared me tremendously for the job market. The Center for Career Development gave me valuable feedback on my resume and helped me schedule mock interviews.
Matthew Bruno BBA '22, '23MBA
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Accounting Program Highlights
State-of-the-Art Accounting Lab
You will take accounting classes in our new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly LaPenta School of Business. Also, you will have access to a dedicated computer Accounting Lab – an optimal learning environment classroom to explore data analysis!
Our accounting internship program offers coveted full-time internship opportunities during the spring semester of senior year with the Big Four–Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC–and other accounting firms and corporations.
You’ll gain valuable experience and earn a paycheck, all before you graduate with your BBA in Accounting! There are many leadership programs as well as summer and winter internships, too.
Community Tax Preparation
Take what you learn in the classroom and put it to work in real-world scenarios while giving back to the local community. During income tax season, our accounting students assist others in need with the preparation of the basic tax returns using Intuit software. Just one way our students give back!
In my classroom, I do a lot of active learning, which incorporates real-life situations. I am going to make sure that my students get actively involved. It promotes soft skills that students are expected to have when they graduate. I love what I do.
-Marie Elaine Gioiosa, Ph.D., CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting
Learn More About Iona’s BBA in Accounting Program!
Iona’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in accountancy and finance. Our expert faculty provide insight into the complex world of accounting and connect students to valuable networking and internship opportunities.
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