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 also 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. Motivated students can fast-track their eligibility for the CPA exam by taking additional classes over summers or an extra semester.
Or you can pursue our double major in Accounting and Finance to meet the 150 credits and further enhance your career options. 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.
Through taking an extra course per year (at no charge), adding a minor (such as Finance, Marketing, Organizational Innovation or others), enrolling into Champlain Accounting and Finance double major and/or participating in one of Champlain's articulation agreements with master's programs at Clarkson, SNHU, NYU and other schools, students can determine the best combination based on their interests and career goals.
In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors help our students create highly marketable résumés and the skills they need to thrive.