Contact Information

phone: (716) 839-8329


Dr. Sharlene G. Buszka
(716) 839-8428

Accounting Program Director

Dr. Grace Huff

716 (839-8349)

Degrees Offered

The B.S. Accounting/M.S. Professional Accountancy is a 150-hour program registered with the New York Board of Accountancy to meet the educational requirements for the CPA exam in New York State.



Accreditation Information

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in Accounting and dual (B.S./M.S.) degrees in Accounting/ Professional Accountancy are accredited programs. You can find Accounting accreditation information in our catalog.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Accounting program is to prepare students with the essential intellectual qualities for success through targeted studies in accounting and business, experiential learning, and broad-based education necessary for ethical and professional accomplishment. We will also guide students in the development of personal qualities and norms that support success in a competitive global environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Undergraduate Accounting Program:

  1. Students will acquire appropriate content knowledge with an awareness of situational and global context.
  2. Students will acquire business skills and awareness of ethical conduct that are appropriate to a professional environment.
  3. Students will develop effective communication skills including research and writing skills to allow them to identify, analyze, apply, and communicate relevant information for decision-making.
  4. Through active learning opportunities, students will develop an awareness of how they may apply their knowledge and skills within various organizational settings and environments.

Master’s Student Learning Outcomes:

In addition to the student learning outcomes noted above, students in the master’s portion of the B.S./M.S. in Professional Accountancy will be able to:

  1. Students will produce, analyze, and apply accounting and business information for management decision-making using advanced accounting theories and concepts.
  2. Students will apply quantitative and technology-based skills to effectively support business decisions.
  3. Students will evaluate, analyze, and communicate accounting and business issues in an advanced global context.
  4.  Students will be able to gather information and conduct research necessary to access, understand, apply, and communicate relevant accounting information.
  5. Students will be able to integrate ethical concepts to inform business decisions.
  6.  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of accounting and business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

Linda Eckert Kuechler & Herbert B Eckert Memorial Scholarship

The award is made to a senior-level accounting major who has been accepted into the 150-hour professional accountancy program at Daemen University. Recipients are expected to be in good academic standing, to progress through the program on a full-time basis, and exemplify ethical standards. An essay addressing why ethical behavior is good business is required of applicants. Further details may be obtained from the Department Chair.

Lumsden & McCormick, LLP Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Multiple awards are made to junior or senior accounting majors who are expected  to be in good academic standing and possess a record of academic excellence in both their major area of study as well as other general education courses. Further details may be obtained from the Department Chair.