Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.

Queens

Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Business and Accounting Degree Career Opportunities

    Depending on your bachelor’s degree, there will be many employment options available to you. Click on a degree major below to learn more about relevant careers.

  • General Accounting

    Some popular career choices among General Accounting graduates include:

    • Auditor
      Auditors evaluate financial records and expense statements for private or public sector companies to make sure they comply with accounting and government rules. These highly sought after professionals also help clients minimize financial and legal risks that might result from inaccurate accounting and bookkeeping. Auditors are precise, organized and investigative.
    • Bookkeeper
      Bookkeepers update and maintain financial records for public and private sector companies. Financial records include but may not be limited to account payable and receivable registers, profit and loss statements, payroll, expenses, petty cash receipts and taxes. A bookkeeper classified as full-charge maintains all financial records for the company. Bookkeepers are detail-oriented and know accounting software. Graduates of the Associate degree program may choose to go straight to work as bookkeepers or to enroll in the Bachelor’s degree program in General Accounting or Public Accounting to enhance their skills.

    • Payroll Specialist
      Payroll specialists process employee wages every pay cycle. They work closely with human resources staff updating new hires and benefits information. Now with advanced technology in accounting most payrolls are processed online. Payroll specialists need to know accounting software, how to make salary adjustments and be able to answer employee inquiries. Monroe’s Associate degree program in Accounting gives students the real-world training and experience they need to become payroll specialists. Our faculty, made up of accountants and finance professionals, teach students the latest accounting computer platforms along with standard payroll procedures. Graduates of the Associate degree program may decide to go work as payroll specialists or to enroll in the Bachelor’s degree program in General Accounting or Public Accounting to further their training.

    Public Accounting

    Popular career choices for graduates for the Public Accounting degree program include:

    • Forensic Accountant
      Forensic accountants specialize in the investigation of financial crimes like corporate fraud, theft and embezzlement. White collar law enforcement divisions often consult with forensic accountants on cases. Forensic accountants are also called upon to resolve bankruptcy matters. In order to be successful in a forensic accounting career, you must be highly knowledgeable in standard public accounting procedures and also have an interest in criminal investigation.
      Students who wish to become forensic accountants pursue Monroe’s Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting where they learn high-level accounting concepts from our faculty of forensic accountants, bankruptcy investigators and securities fraud experts. They may obtain experience interning at forensic accounting firms, white collar criminal departments and fraud-detecting divisions.

    • Public Accountant
      Public accountants are hired by nonprofit and for-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals in need of accounting, auditing and taxation services. They also consult on matters related to payroll, employee benefits, company financials and tax records. Public accountants must be detail-oriented and have deep knowledge of accounting software and complex financial calculations. Monroe’s Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting provides students with standard accounting theory along with job experience at accounting and finance firms so that they may become competitive job candidates. Faculty includes certified accountants and finance directors who teach students about accounting software and analysis. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program have gone on to successful careers as public accountants for large corporations and some have even started their own accounting businesses. 

    • Tax Advisor
      Tax advisors prepare a variety of tax returns for individuals and companies. They also review relevant financial records like expense reports, income statements and employee benefits to ensure filing accuracy. Because tax preparation can be complex, tax advisors must continuously learn tax rules and regulations, be technologically savvy and extremely detail-oriented. Those enrolled in Monroe’s Bachelor’s degree in Accounting program learn taxation computer software and also how to properly review various tax forms. Students not only learn tax concepts, they also can apply what they learn by interning at tax law firms, tax accounting offices and federal tax agencies.

    General Business

    Popular career choices among graduates of our General Business degree program include:

    • Marketing Manager
      Marketing managers design a company’s overall promotional and communication strategy. They work with sales, advertising and departmental managers to steer revenue increases while efficiently growing the corporate brand. Whether they work in traditional or digital marketing, marketing managers must have strong communication skills, be able to maximize budget spend and understand trends impacting their industry. 

      Students minoring in marketing are taught by chief marketing officers (CMOs), digital marketing directors and traditional marketing executives. Classroom topics cover managing editorial calendars, negotiating public relations partnerships, developing social media strategies and maintaining positive brand reputations. The curriculum is strengthened by real-world experience as students intern for advertisers, marketing agencies and public relations firms. After graduating with a BBA in General Business, some students may elect to enroll in a Master’s degree program at the King Graduate School.

    Business Management

    Popular career choices among Business Management graduates include:

    • Project Manager
      Project managers supervise financial and business initiatives designed to make companies more efficient and effective. They develop internal and external strategies that ensure long-term profitability and achieve revenue-based goals. Project managers must have excellent problem-solving skills, be able to assess and resolve sensitive situations and be decisive leaders.

      Bachelor’s degree Business Management students learn from corporate project managers and business leaders. They are taught how to review financial reports, complicated budgets, cash flow charts and credit risk. Internships at investment banks, private equity firms, government agencies and financial services institutes may complement classroom-based learning. Careers in project management include cash flow director, funds manager and risk manager. After graduating with a BBA in general business management, some students may opt to enroll in a Master’s degree program at the King Graduate School.

    • Investment Banker
      Investment bankers consult with and advise clients on sensitive financial matters. They analyze records, assess domestic and global economic trends, develop stock strategies and manage corporate assets that can exceed 1 million dollars. Proactive, strategic and critical-thinking skills are needed to be a successful investment banker. Also required is a high level of understanding of financial planning, investing and economics. Investment bankers work long hours (beyond 9-5) and are always on the clock to meet the needs of their clients.

      Students in the BBA in Business Management program are given a comprehensive investment education. They are taught by vice presidents of financial institutions, stock market experts and investment strategists. Internships at Wall Street firms, investment banks and private equity companies complement classroom-based learning.

      After graduating with their BBA, some students may choose to enter the workforce or elect to enroll in a Master’s degree program at the King Graduate School.

    • Marketing Manager
      Marketing managers design a company’s overall promotional and communication strategy. They work with sales, advertising and departmental managers to steer revenue increases while efficiently growing the corporate brand. Whether they work in traditional or digital marketing, marketing managers must have strong communication skills, be able to maximize budget spend and understand trends impacting their industry. 

      Students minoring in marketing are taught by chief marketing officers (CMOs), digital marketing directors and traditional marketing executives. Classroom topics cover managing editorial calendars, negotiating public relations partnerships, developing social media strategies and maintaining positive brand reputations. The curriculum is strengthened by real-world experience when students intern for advertisers, marketing agencies and public relations firms. After graduating with a BBA in Business Management, some students may elect to enroll in a Master’s degree program at the King Graduate School.