• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Accounting program at Marist College provides a high-quality, professional education in a supportive, interactive, and personalized learning environment. The program is designed to prepare accounting graduates to progress to sensitive management positions in business and industry, public accounting, and governmental units.
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The Accounting program at Marist College involves both external financial reporting and internal reporting for managerial decision making and control. Hence, professional accountants interact with all functional areas of a business. Accounting majors develop their knowledge of this interface through both required and elective courses.

Key facts:

Today's accounting majors are expected not only to provide auditing, accounting, and tax services for small and large companies, but also to provide services in forecasting, financial planning and evaluation, and the creation and monitoring of new technologies.

Professional opportunities include careers as a certified public accountant (CPA) or as a certified management accountant (CMA). The Marist Bachelor of Science in Accounting also serves as a sound educational base for post-baccalaureate study in business and law.

As of August, 150 credit hours are required to sit for the CPA exam. The Accounting Core requires an intensive study of the various responsibilities of the accountant, including the study of financial accounting theory, its realization in generally accepted accounting principles, the application of official accounting and auditing standards, as well as tax laws.

For the accounting profession as a whole, the primary interface with business requires a detailed knowledge of the financial and legal aspects of business transactions. Consequently, the required interface courses develop expertise in these areas.

The professional practice of accounting requires accountants to:

  • Critically interpret and apply accounting principles and standards to complex transactions that often involve innovative contracts and contingent claims,
  • Evaluate the value of information for managerial decision-making, and
  • Take responsibility for their own continuing education and development in the field as new accounting and auditing standards and tax laws are adopted.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial  Accounting
  •  Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting 
  • Cost Accounting 
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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