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Why Accounting?

As the link that connects all businesses, accounting is in high demand in a huge range of fields, and your accounting degree positions you for versatility in your career. That gives you wide latitude to pursue your interests. Your accounting degree also is a great launching pad for executive positions.

Why Accounting at Champlain?

Champlain's tradition of providing an excellent business education dates to 1878, and from that we've created a legacy of extremely successful job placements because we produce such highly qualified graduates. The Accounting program and its faculty at Champlain will give you everything you need to be career-ready to enter the field.

Our faculty has invaluable business experience, with 100 collective years of teaching accounting-a history of outstanding instruction. Champlain's Accounting faculty will take a personal interest in your goals and work with you to create the learning opportunities and internships you'll need to pursue the many career opportunities in public, captive, private and governmental accounting.

Our close-knit alumni network is a helpful career resource for many graduates, and you'll be part of a family of well-connected leaders in business. You'll be prepared to work for one of the "Big Four" firms, run the finance department at a small start-up firm, and any type of organization in between.

Champlain Accounting Graduates Are Ready.

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes.

Highlights include:

  • All members of the Accounting faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • Many opportunities to gain hands-on experience through in-class projects, programs like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and paid peer tutor positions in the Accounting & Math Lab on campus.
  • Gain great accounting experience and immersion starting in your first-semester classes through our Upside-Down Curriculum. Champlain College Accounting students are prized interns, with many securing paid internships at renowned firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Marsh, as well as at established local firms.
  • Job placements for Accounting program graduates have been astounding year after year. Many of Champlain's Accounting students secured their positions before graduation through our on-campus recruiting events, which include employers from CPA firms, captive insurance management companies and other industries.
  • Our students and graduates also do extraordinarily well on the CPA and CMA exams. Students interested in taking the CPA exam have a variety of options for accumulating extra credits in working toward or meeting the 150-credit-hour prerequisite. Through taking an extra course per year (at no charge), adding a minor (such as Finance, MarketingOrganizational Innovation or others), and/or  participating in one of Champlain's articulation agreements with master's programs at Clarkson, SNHU, Thunderbird, NYU and other schools, students can determine the best combination based on their interests and career goals.

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