Ep 15: Accounting Programs with Dr. Michael Paz

Take a tour of accounting programs on this week’s episode of the YesCollege podcast! Scott is joined by Dr. Michael Paz, Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. In addition to having experience working in accounting professionally, Michael has taught a multitude of classes covering different accounting subjects. He offered up some unique insight into not only the profession as a whole, but the academic path accounting students will often follow.

Accounting is a wide ranging field, with different areas such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, forensic accounting, and more. Michael breaks these fields down, offers up information on what careers you can pursue with an accounting degree, what often trips students up, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What “accounting” means exactly and how it applies to business.
  • The differences between the most common types of accounting such as financial and managerial accounting.
  • How Michael teaches the material in some of his courses and an example of the grading structure in an accounting course.
  • What the most common “pain points” are for students in accounting courses and programs.
  • The common career options and trajectories for accounting students.
  • And much more!

Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business At a Glance

Cornell University

Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of three different schools, the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Collectively, the College of Business has over 15 graduate degree programs and 14 executive education programs, along with two undergraduate majors and 14 undergraduate concentrations. Students in are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, and are given opportunities to attend special industry events, learn from guest speakers, and study abroad.

  • Years Established: 1922 (Hotel School) | 1911 (Dyson) | 1946 (Johnson)
  • Total Student Population: ~3200
  • Location: Ithaca, New York
  • Mascot: Touchdown the Big Red Bear

Accounting Undergraduate Degree Concentration from Cornell University

The BS in Applied Economics and Management (AEM), Accounting Concentration degree at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of AEM is an interdisciplinary program, designed to be flexible for students to pursue a concentration of their choice. The Accounting Concentration consists of 15-23 credits, and includes classes like Financial Statements Analysis, Managerial Accounting and Reporting, and Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities, Estates, and Trusts.

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