Accounting (BBA Degree)

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Why Accounting?

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.

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Accounting Minor

Undergraduate students can obtain a minor in Accounting by completing 18 credits.

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Tyler Lender

My mentor guided me through the process of applying and interviewing for accounting internships, helped me understand the standards of the business world and prepared with me every step of the way. As a result, I landed an internship at Citrin Cooperman.

- Tyler Lender ’25, Accounting Major & Gaels Go Further Mentee
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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.

Job Titles:

  • Accountant
  • Audit Associate
  • Tax Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Controller
  • Financial Advisor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Government or Nonprofit Accountant
  • Governance and Internal Control
  • Industry Specialist Consultant


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Kristin Furlong ’24

I've truly developed my people skills at Iona and have made many great connections. My professors have been supportive throughout the years and want to see their students thrive.

Kristin Furlong ’24, accounting major and PepsiCo intern
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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!

Accounting Internships

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!

Michael Faughnan

Having a personalized mentor is the most distinctive advantage gained from my Iona experience. My mentor and I have made a friendship that will last a lifetime. I utilize my mentor whenever I can to help me achieve a path toward success.

-Michael Faughnan '24, Accounting and Finance double major
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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.

Apply today or request information to learn more about Iona’s BBA in Accounting program.

Logan Balsan

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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