Where a degree in accounting can take you

Getting opportunities across the industry, including at all of “The Big Four” accounting firms, a Hartwick Accounting degree will launch your career. With a FlightPath that’s all your own, you’ll develop the critical thinking and interpersonal skills you need to succeed.

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A program built for you

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Many paths to take

Whether you choose the CPA route, or the general accounting major, you’ll build on the foundation you need with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue careers across the entire industry.

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Opportunities & Internships

Join a student-run Accounting and Business Society event, like a Wall Street road trip, or participate in an internship at companies like Ernst & Young.

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A degree in three years

Ready to take on another challenge? Get the full Hartwick accounting experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost and get on the fast track to a successful career.

An Education Built for you

As an Accounting major at Hartwick, you’ll go beyond basics to become well prepared with the skills, tools, and knowledge you’ll need to adapt to an ever-changing world.

After graduation, most accounting majors choose to enter the workforce. Others have studied at some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Hartwick alumni work for:
• All of the “Big Four”: Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte
• General Electric
• Chobani
• NBT Bank
• Regional accounting firms: WithumSmith & Brown, Sax/BST

Recent Hartwick graduates have studied at:
• University of Notre Dame
• Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business

The student-run Accounting and Business Society frequently sponsors a wide range of activities, including visits by business leaders and off-campus adventures ranging from Wall Street road trips to weekend barbecues.

Accounting students are encouraged to participate in internships while at Hartwick. Past internships include:
• Internal auditor for Wegmans
• International accounting specialist at Instituto Exclusivo, La Paz, Bolivia
• Audit staff, Ernst & Young (EY)

Hartwick accounting majors are well prepared to meet the demands of the changing workplace. They are computer-immersed, complete online research, build models, present to peers and learn by trial and explanation, not dictation.

• Focus on the preparation, communication, and use of economic information.
• No boring lectures
• High degree of interaction between students and professors
• Small class sizes

Hawks after graduation

Hawks have gone on to put their degrees to work across the country at multiple companies, including some of the biggest. Some have also gone on to prestigious graduate universities.


Average starting salary*


Unemployment rate


Employment growth for accountants between 2018 and 2028

In high demand

Accountants and auditors are in high demand. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is growing faster than any other occupation.

Where Hawks work

Hartwick graduates have worked for and gone on to become leaders at companies like: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, General Electric, Chobani, NBT Bank, WithumSmith & Brown, and Sax/BST.

Where Hawks Study

Hartwick graduates have gone on to further hone their skills and have studied at: University of Notre Dame, and Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business.

Your future in accounting

Budget Analyst

Budget analysts plan finances, prepare reports and monitor spending for public and private organizations.


Bookkeepers oversee daily accounting tasks and also manage an organization’s financial data and compliance.


Certified public accountants (CPA) support organizations by statement planning, preparing tax forms, and conducting audits.


Li Luo

CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting & SPEC Partner & Site Coordinator of the IRS VITA/TCE Program

Pauline Stamp

Division Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Co-Chair Business Administration and Accounting Department and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Department

Aaron R. Stephens

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Department Co-Chair

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