Accounting Information Systems

Undergraduate: Major

Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Today’s global economy requires more complex, real-time financial advice and accounting services. And that requires an understanding of the latest technology as it relates to accounting.  Study accounting information systems (AIS) to learn how to bridge the gap between accounting and technology, and to prepare for a variety of careers from accounting firms to financial institutions.

Program Description

The AIS program reinforces accounting concepts with state of the art technology that expands your career opportunities. Membership in SAP University enables the college to use SAP software for instructional purposes. SAP is the worldwide leader in enterprise resource planning software solutions. You will use the SAP software throughout the AIS program to build skills that are in demand in the marketplace.

You have the flexibility to dual major in accounting by taking only a few additional courses. You will use your AIS knowledge to supplement your accounting skills and improve opportunities to land a professional position. Internships enable you to acquire paid work experience, while in school and during the summer.


Canisius accounting graduates are top performers on the New York State CPA exam. In 2016, a 75% pass rate placed Canisius second overall in New York among medium-sized accounting programs. The Canisius BS in accounting was also the only Western New York program and only one of two programs in New York State to be ranked in US News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The peer ranking placed Canisius in the top 10% of all institutions to be ranked nationally (30th out of 418 colleges and universities). Students in our accounting program benefit from the support of a dedicated team of faculty and a large group of accounting and financial professionals (The Accountancy Council) that provide scholarships, mentoring and career placement assistance.


in New York State based on CPA exam performance

Top 10%

Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2018 - US News & World Report

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