Contact Cathy Duffy, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Phone: (802) 865-8445
As the link that connects all businesses, accounting is in high demand in a broad range of fields. Your accounting degree positions you for versatility in your career, giving you a wide latitude to pursue your interests. Your accounting degree also is a great launching pad for executive positions.
Champlain's tradition of providing an excellent business education dates back to 1878, and since that we've created a legacy of successful job placements and career launching points. Whether you work for one of the "Big Four" firms, run the finance department at a small start-up firm, or work at any type of organization in between, the Accounting program at Champlain will prepare you to succeed in whatever comes next after graduation.
Our Accounting program opens up the option for you to pursue becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). We have developed options that meet the 150 credit-hour requirement for CPA eligibility, and allows our students to enter the CPA job market before the competition. Motivated students can fast-track their eligibility for the CPA exam by taking additional classes over summers or an extra semester, rather than pursuing a graduate degree immediately after graduation. Or you can pursue our double major in Accounting and Finance to meet the 150 credits and further enhance your career options. You may also participate in one of Champlain's articulation agreements with master's programs at NYU and several other schools, based on your interests and career goals. Our program also gives you the skills needed to pursue your Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification and to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.
Before graduation, our students are prized interns, many securing paid internships at renowned firms. And, job placements for Champlain Accounting graduates have been astounding year after year; 83% of Accounting graduates from the Class of 2016 are employed within six months of graduating, and of them, 90% are employed in positions relevant to their career goals.
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.