Studying Accounting at Clarkson

Studying Accounting at Clarkson

Become a Major Asset to Any Organization

No matter your career path, a background in accounting can make you stand out in the job market. At Clarkson University, our accounting-focused programs provide you with the latest tools and best practices to understand the income, expenses, revenue, debt, assets and liabilities of any organization. You will graduate having gained the in-demand skills employers want and a strong analytical foundation to become a savvy problem-solver.

Why Study Accounting at Clarkson?

Accounting courses are offered through the David D. Reh School of Business, considered one of the top accounting schools in the country. Our curriculum has been developed in partnership with employers and industry leaders to meet market demands. What does this mean? It means you will learn the most up-to-date tools and strategies used by the top accounting professionals of today.

Classes are hands-on and interdisciplinary. The coursework revolves around case studies that bring real-world decision-making into the classroom. Faculty members have extensive experience in the field and are also scholars who find cutting-edge solutions to the discipline. Our extensive alumni network and award-winning Parker Career Center are other important resources for students looking to find internships and other opportunities.

We offer an accounting track for financial information and analysis majors. Select classes from a robust list of offerings, which will help you incorporate accounting principles into your studies.

To help you achieve your goals, several competitive scholarships are available to students interested in the field.


Courses cover topics like:

  • Accounting information systems
  • Assets and liabilities
  • Financial accounting
  • Income and expenses
  • Managerial accounting
  • Revenue and debt

Financial Information and Analysis Major

Graduate with a strong foundation and practical know-how in financial management, investments and accounting. Learn more about the BS in Financial Information and Analysis.

Accounting Track

Students majoring in financial information and analysis can choose to pursue this concentration, preparing them to either begin an industry or entrepreneurial role. Learn more about the accounting track.

Master of Business Administration, Residential

Sharpen your strategic thinking, develop leadership skills and generate innovative solutions with an MBA from Clarkson University. Our accelerated degree can be completed in as little as nine months and offers both full-time and part-time options. Learn more about the Residential MBA.

Master of Business Administration, Online

Prepare yourself to be a leader in the business world with a flexible program fit for your professional goals and an unparalleled corporate partners network. Learn more about the Online MBA.

MBA in Healthcare Management

One of only nine programs in the country to receive dual AACSB and CAHME accreditation, the MBA in Healthcare Management focuses on the unique challenges of the healthcare industry, including in the context of finance and administration. Learn more about the MBA in Healthcare Management.

Apply your knowledge in preparation for a career in accounting. Undergraduate students have access to various co-curricular and extracurricular activities to build real-world experience:

Graduate candidates can explore accounting applications through research, including through the Reh School of Business and Clarkson's industry-focused, cross-disciplinary efforts.

We offer the following competitive scholarships for students studying accounting:

  • The James Dohr Scholarship: This scholarship covering up to one-half of tuition costs is awarded to seniors who demonstrate leadership and significant potential through their academic achievements. 
  • The James Dohr Award: Juniors who demonstrate leadership and significant potential through their academic achievements are eligible for this $500 award.
  • The Robert '65 and Elaine Birrell Accounting Award: This award is given to a sophomore, junior or senior who exhibits academic excellence and leadership in activities related to the accounting profession.

Learn more about our undergraduate scholarships and grants. 

Career Possibilities

Our students have gone on to positions in the accounting and auditing field, including as:

  • Accounting analysts
  • Certified Public Accountants (after completing 150 hours of coursework and passing the CPA exam)
  • Comptrollers
  • IRS investigators and agents
  • Replenishment consultants

Employers and Graduate Education

Many of our students start positions as personal or corporate accountants or prepare for their CPA exam and other industry certifications. Those looking ahead toward a leadership role may decide to earn an accounting-focused Master of Business Administration, including through Clarkson’s Online MBA or accelerated MBA program.

Our students have found employment in many organizations, including:


  • Blackstone
  • Compass Interpreters
  • Dexter Axle
  • EPIC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Home Depot
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
  • Kalamazoo Wings
  • KeyBank
  • Kiewit
  • KW Vermont Strong Will Real Estate
  • M&T
  • Minnesota Wild
  • NBT Bank
  • Pall Corporation
  • Qred AB
  • Rathe Family Business

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us 

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about studying accounting at Clarkson? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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David D. Reh School of Business

Clarkson's Reh School of Business is grounded on interdisciplinary scholarship, hands-on experience and innovative research. Find out what sets us apart as one of the top business schools in the nation. 

David D. Reh School of Business

This is where your path to success begins. Take the next step toward earning a bachelor's or master's degree from Clarkson University.