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 Muckell

James Muckell

Associate Professor of Accounting