Division of Accounting and Business Management
To inquire about this program:
Division of Accounting and Business Management | 212-517-0631 | E-mail
MYTH: An Accountant's primary function is number crunching alone in an office.
REALITY: Accountants are a lifeline to the business world. They are advisors solving difficult financial problems and are valuable members of the management team.
Through business and accounting studies, you will have the opportunity to become a leader in whichever field you choose. The professional skills you'll learn as an accounting major are essential to business. Working with people is one of the most important skills a CPA can have. They mix with all types of clients from rock stars to attorneys. Accounting skills are also fundamental to nearly any other career you might explore.
The MMC Advantage
Why Choose MMC?
Accounting majors take courses in all areas of business including economics, personal computing, marketing, financial management and managerial concepts. Accounting majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
Learning Goals for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Upon completion of the Accounting Program a student will achieve the following outcomes:
- Business and Accounting Functions: Students will analyze and communicate information in the areas of financial, managerial, tax accounting and auditing as well as the core areas of business including marketing, finance and business. Students will identify, record, and communicate financial information and provide an analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Students will use audit techniques to form and communicate an opinion on the reliability and assertions of financial statements. Students will apply different costing methods and successfully utilize them for planning and control purposes. Finally, students will apply the Federal Internal Revenue Code and analyze the effects of different tax principles on individuals and businesses.
- Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, including: identifying and applying assessment instruments and analytical tools to analyze significant problems and/or opportunities, formulating decision alternatives, selecting a preferred solution decision based on conceptual analysis, and developing an action plan for the successful implementation of the preferred solution to these problems/opportunities.
- Quantitative & Technological Skills: Students will demonstrate critical quantitative and technological skills and knowledge enabling them to analyze and interpret business data to support optimization of managerial decisions.
- Domestic & Global Environment: Students will articulate the complexity and diversity of today’s domestic and global business environment and the impact of internationalization on business.
- Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in writing and speaking effectively and professionally as well as interpersonal and team skills in the business environment.
- Ethics: Students will articulate current issues in business and ethics and demonstrate the integration of ethical analysis into the strategic management process.
- Minor in Business Management
- Minor in Economics
MBA Club welcomes students
The Honors Colloquium is a college-wide event that takes place each spring in order to recognize the work of students in all majors. Students submit papers, projects, films, or performance proposals to the faculty Honors Committee, and the outstanding works are chosen for presentation at an all-day event. Business students have presented group projects or individual reports analyzing companies, brands, or advertising campaigns.
Sigma Beta Delta is the national Honors Society for students of Business and Accounting. Each spring the Business Division inducts those students in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a community service project in which Marymount Accounting and Business students help low-income New Yorkers prepare their income tax returns.
Please contact Professor Jill Beier if you are interested in participating in this program. Click here to view a detailed PDF presentation on the VITA program.
The Marymount Business Association (MBA) is the Business Club managed by students in accounting and business. Their objective is to facilitate networking and career events for students in the Division and the College. If you are interested, please contact the President of the MBA club: Hannah Pressler
Marymount Manhattan students benefit from New York City's sophisticated business environment with its vast array of Wall Street, Madison Avenue and Fortune 500 companies. Students majoring in Accounting at MMC have are encouraged to take part-time internship positions with local public accounting firms. Accounting faculty work closely with students providing internship advisement and guidance in the application process. Internship opportunities have included:
Deloitte & Touche
Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette
Ernst & Young
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Assistant Controller to CFO
If you want to pursue both a Master's and a CPA, start with an undergraduate BS in Accounting at Marymount Manhattan College. Our program is both challenging and current. After you graduate from Marymount Manhattan, you can complete the fifth year (150 hours) required for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) while obtaining your Masters of Science in Accounting at any university.