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Develop Faithful Character and Master Accounting Skills.

Do you want to use the gifts God gave you to make an impact? Become a trustworthy accounting professional for profit or nonprofit organizations. Learn to master critical thinking, become a character-driven leader, and develop an unshakable code of ethics. Pursue your calling to serve the Lord by earning your bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

You’ll graduate prepared to sit for your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certificate in Managerial Accounting (CMA) exam. Join our 4+1 program to become qualified for your NYS CPA Licensure and earn a master’s degree in leadership.

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

You’ll become a more thoughtful, spiritually mature, and trustworthy servant leader.

Provide information for lenders and investors in financial accounting, or help businesses make decisions through managerial accounting.

Get hands-on learning with a local internship.


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Matt graduated from the program in 2020. His time at Roberts helped him land a job at a local accounting firm soon after graduating.

He shares, “Of all the awesome things that have happened in the last four years, I believe that I am most thankful for my growth. Early Sophomore year, I fell in love with God and my life changed significantly. [The] people and opportunities at Roberts have been essential to this growth.”

What Will I Learn

Accounting is the language of business. Roberts Accounting students study and master this language, becoming fluent in managing their organization’s finances.

You’ll study:
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Forensics, auditing, and income tax accounting
  • Information systems
  • Economics and personal finance
  • Strategic management
  • Organizational and personal leadership
  • Marketing
  • Ethics

Career Outlook


  • Paychex
  • Flaherty Salmin CPAs
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Monro Muffler
  • DeJoy, Knauf, & Blood
  • Allied Financial Partners
  • Heveron & Company CPAs
  • Mass Mutual
  • Monroe Inc.
  • Mengel, Metger, Barr, and Co.


  • Public Accountant
  • Private (Managerial) Accountant
  • For-profit or nonprofit accountant
  • Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Fraud Auditor
  • Income Tax Auditor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Government Auditor
  • Economic Crime Investigator
  • Treasurer

Grad School

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • University of Rochester
  • Syracuse University
  • St. John Fisher University

Frequently Asked Questions

Accounting is “the language of business.” It involves managing, processing, analyzing, and interpreting all the financial information within a business. 

Accounting involves the integration of foundational business concepts (like economics, management, marketing, and ethics) and the more technical aspects of accounting (such as data analytics, information systems, forensics, and audit and control).

The traditional route to becoming a CPA includes these steps:

  1. Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration. 
  2. Obtaining a master’s degree in accounting or another adjacent field, as the CPA, requires you to have 150 credit hours. 
  3. Get accounting experience. This could be done by working as an intern in an accounting environment.
  4. Take the CPA exam and become a Certified Public Accountant.

A CPA is a Certified Public Accountant who has attained the proper licensure to practice accounting. 

Roberts 4+1 program will result in:

  • A Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • A Master’s in Strategic Leadership
  • The 150 credit hours to become a CPA

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for accountants in 2021 was $77,250. The numbers will, naturally, differ by area, business, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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