Accounting Information Systems
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.
The AIS program reinforces accounting concepts with state of the art technology that expands your career opportunities. Membership in SAP University Alliance enables the college to use SAP software for instructional purposes. SAP is a 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. As a member of the SAP University Alliances program, Canisius College offers the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of three AIS courses that include at least one-third SAP hands-on content.
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.
Career Preparation through the Business Exploration Program
The Business Exploration (Bus-X) program is a sequence of courses available to business majors designed to give you the tools to create your own path to professional success. With personalized coaching and experiential learning opportunities, Bus-X will transform a first-year business students into a career-ready business professional.
The Canisius BS in accounting is the only Western New York program and one of only two programs in New York State to be ranked in US News & World Report's 2019 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The peer ranking placed Canisius in the top 6% of all institutions to be ranked nationally (out of 418 colleges and universities).
Canisius accounting graduates are also top performers on the New York State CPA exam. During the 2018 exam cycle, Canisius students scored second overall in New York among large-sized accounting programs. 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. Job placement for Canisius accounting majors is consistently at or near 100%.
BEST ACCOUNTING PROGRAM IN THE NATION, 2020 - US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
ACCOUNTING PROGRAM IN NYS BASED ON 2018 CPA EXAM RESULTS