Are you drawn to math and numbers? Do you like to solve problems using data and value activities that follow routines and procedures? Then you should apply your analytical mindset and pursue a career in accounting.
As a student at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, we offer two accounting programs, allowing you to carve your own path. In addition, we offer minors in Accounting, Corporate Compliance, and Legal Studies. Our programs are AACSB-accredited and include courses such as financial accounting, auditing theory and practice, and accounting information systems.
BBA in Accounting
With this degree you can become an accountant or use it as a jumping off point for a career in any area of business.
BBA in Accounting - CPA Licensure Track
With this degree you can graduate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Learn from the Experts
Learn about the latest in the accounting profession from our engaged professors.
Use your accounting degree to become an auditor, tax accountant, financial analyst, consultant, chief financial officer, or even an FBI agent.
The Student Experience
As an accounting student at Hofstra University, you will learn inside and outside of the classroom.
Get a feel for the accounting field with an internship at one of the Big Four accounting firms or at a local firm or accounting department within a company or nonprofit in New York City or on Long Island. Our students have interned at companies including AXA Advisors, Barclays Center, BDO USA, Ernst & Young, Henry Schein, KPMG, and others.
IBM Skills Academy
Learn essential business technology skills that are in demand by employers today from Zarb professors using IBM Skills Academy resources. Take courses such as Artificial Intelligence for Business, Blockchain for Business, and Data Science and Design Thinking.
Get involved in our student organizations and elevate your college experience to the next level.
Accounting is a field you can count on. Our alumni go on to work at the Big Four accounting firms and local and national organizations on Long Island, in New York City, and around the world.
We prepare our students to secure high-paying jobs and for reputable graduate programs. Our recent alumni surveys show:
Expected job growth in the field by 2026
Average annual salary for Accounting graduates
Of students working or attending graduate school within one year of graduating
Questions about our program?
Imani Brown, M.S., CPA
Administrator for Accounting Accreditation, Assessment and Student Advisement
Jacqueline A. Burke, PhD, CPA
Chair and Chaykin Distinguished Professor in Accounting
Room 228 Guthart Hall