Bachelor of Arts in Accounting


 

Nyack’s Accounting major is designed to train future Christian business leaders as they become the financial managers, public accountants, and tax practitioners of tomorrow. Today’s complex business environment requires highly competent and well-trained management.

Why Study Accounting at Nyack?

Nyack offers technical training coupled with a strong Bible-based, ethical foundation. These features of our program uniquely qualify our students to fill key roles in the business world of today and the future.

By modeling exemplary behavior, our students will make a strong, positive impact for Jesus Christ on the business community and on the investing/consuming public at large. It is a message and an example that the business world desperately wants and needs.

What Will I Study?

Our curriculum focuses on preparing each student to successfully complete the examination for becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant. However, the curriculum is also broad enough to enable students interested in careers in other areas of accounting (for example, general accounting, tax preparation and consulting, cost accounting, and internal auditing) to gain the knowledge required to enter those areas.

Once students have taken the two required basic accounting courses (Principles of Accounting I and II), they then take the following seven accounting courses before obtaining their bachelor’s degree in accounting:

  • Cost/Managerial Accounting

  • Intermediate Accounting I

  • Intermediate Accounting II

  • Accounting with Computers

  • Auditing

  • Federal Income Tax

  • Advanced Accounting

Career Opportunities
  • (Public) Accountant

  • Financial Manager

  • Tax Practitioner

  • Auditor

  • Consultant

Our Graduates

Nyack College’s accounting graduates have gone on to work for all four of the “Big Four” public accounting firms as well as small-sized and medium-sized accounting firms. They are working in banking and other financial services, both large and small private industries (e.g., manufacturing, merchandising, and services), and recruiting. Some of our graduates have worked for the government (both federal and state), the World Bank, and even law enforcement (both federal and local).

Key Faculty: James G. Muckell, CPA, MBA

As the creator and head of the accounting program, Professor Muckell brings a tremendous wealth of experience to Nyack. After gaining twenty years of corporate experience, he and his son founded Mustard Seed Financial Services LLC, a company that provides the following wealth management services to its clients: investment advisement, retirement planning, college planning, estate planning, and life insurance. Throughout his career, Professor Muckell has specialized in helping small businesses grow by automating and improving their reporting functions, streamlining their operations, strengthening their internal control systems, and obtaining the necessary capital.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“I found the program to be well structured and flexible. The courses I took prepared me well for the CPA exams. Each class and every assignment taught me something worthwhile.” 
Sara-Caitrin Mandelberg

“Nyack’s accounting program is a topnotch program. I realized that during my internship. What makes it special are the professors. Now that I am studying for the CPA exam, I see how well this program has prepared me. I highly recommend Nyack College’s accounting program.”
Sibiri Koumbem 

“The accounting program at Nyack gave me the confidence to know that I could compete anywhere. Thanks to the solid foundation I received at Nyack, I have been able to thrive in all of the positions I have held.” 
Mamy Douno 

“The accounting program at Nyack College challenged my critical thinking, fueled my determination, and helped me build camaraderie with my peers. I am graduating into the public accounting world with a solid foundation.” 
Carol Sohn

“The small classes and caring professors at Nyack allowed me to have a personalized education. The professors took the time to get to know me and wanted to see me succeed even after I left their classrooms. I attribute the majority of my success to the strong beginning I had in the program.” 
Marjorie Powell

“I had a great education at Nyack that built a foundation and prepared me for the challenges of my career. Close to two decades later, I am still in touch with my professors.”
Cristina Wang