Accounting and Legal Studies

What is accounting and why is it important?


What is Accounting and Legal Studies?

Accounting is often called the language of business. Understanding the operations and finances of any organization is key to its health and longevity.

This program will give you the skills you need to thrive in your chosen career, whether your role is in a company, the government or a law firm. The courses cover vital topics in both areas of focus, including auditing, ethics, financial accounting and more.

As a student, you’ll explore questions, such as:

  • How do laws shape business?
  • What is the real bottom line on the financial statement?
  • What are the principles of forensic accounting?

What makes Accounting and Legal Studies at Saint Peter’s University different?

At Saint Peter’s University, the essential skills are taught with a Jesuit education that focuses on your strengths. Your mentors will help you build sharp analytical skills, fair judgment and critical thinking, with a solid foundation in ethics.

And because we are in Jersey City (and close to NYC), you will be at the heart of one of the greatest centers of business in the world.

You might take a variety of courses, such as:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Microsoft Excel for Accounting and Business Environments
  • NAAIA Insurance & Risk Case Competition
  • Taxation

Saint Peter’s also offers a five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree in accountancy and a certificate program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate major in accountancy to earn the additional credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

What can I do with an Accounting and Legal Studies degree?

You can be the one executives turn to for guidance. Whether it’s understanding the bottom line or what it means to sign on the dotted line, graduates from our Accounting and Legal Studies Program know what it takes for businesses to operate. A degree in Accounting and Legal Studies from Saint Peter’s University will open the door to countless careers—and your top-notch preparation will ensure you advance as far as you want.

Just a few possible career paths:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Advisor
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Business Consultant

The best part is that you will join an active network of accomplished Peacocks who lead in every career.