Learn the Science of Accounting and the Art of Business with an Accounting Degree

In a world based on ones and zeros, dollars and cents—it’s critical that someone’s there to keep track of it all. At Keuka College, accounting is more than just learning to crunch numbers and track the bottom line.

Our program gives you the analytical skills and knowledge needed to excel in accounting for a variety of roles in business, government, law enforcement, and other related fields or companies.

Program Overview

Accounting Major

From revenue recognition to exploring bankruptcy, Keuka College’s accounting program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for entering graduate school, or a variety of careers in business, government, law enforcement, and other accounting fields.

Our program consists of courses and internship experiences (one each year you're here) that are designed to give you the analytical and quantitative skills required for professional exams and certifications, graduate school, and career opportunities.

Accounting Minor

If you're majoring in another professional field that might one day require you to manage financial resources, or keep track of assets, consider adding a minor in accounting.

The accounting minor will provide you with the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting, and also offer you the opportunity to delve into topics such as cost accounting, accounting for non-profit organizations, or income tax accounting. The choice is yours, and you can custom-tailor the minor to fit your desired career trajectory.

Graduate Agreements

If you're interested in earning your certified public accountant (CPA) designation, you'll need to earn a graduate degree after Keuka College. Keuka College has 4+1 agreements with some of the region's leading graduate programs, putting you on the fast-track to the CPA. These agreements include:

  • M.S. in Accounting at SUNY Geneseo
  • CPA-track M.B.A. Program at SUNY Oswego
  • CPA-track M.B.A. Program at Rochester Institute of Technology

In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

IACBE Information

The Division of Business and Management has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

At Keuka College, your accounting faculty are more than just great teachers. They're accomplished accountants, lawyers, and economists who will serve as mentors and help you achieve your dreams.

As an accounting student, you'll also have the chance to work with, and study under, the accomplished leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and business scholars who comprise the College's business and management faculty.

Raphael Courtland, MBA, MAcc, MS, MA, CFP®, CPM®

Assistant Professor of Finance

Academic Credentials

M.B.A. in Master of Business Administration
M.Acc. in Master of Accountancy
M.S. in Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning
M.A. in Master of Arts in Education
B.A. in Bachelor of Arts

Lisa Hochadel, C.P.A

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.S. in Accounting
Sate University of New York at Albany
M.A. in Criminal Justice
University if Buffalo School of Management
B.S. in Accounting


Ms. Hochadel welcomes the opportunity to teach at Keuka College and looks forward to sharing her well diversified experience and education with the College’s students. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, which includes teaching at three area community colleges, as well as Ithaca College.

Ms. Hochadel is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York state.  She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting. Her areas of concentration are in the non-profit and governmental fields. Ms. Hochadel also retired after 20 years of service with the New York State Police, serving in various positions, including state trooper, sergeant, and station commander. With experience in both the accounting and criminal justice field, her professional interests focus on the area of financial crimes and fraud investigations.

Ms. Hochadel currently operates a small accounting business, concentrating on monthly write-up work for small businesses and the preparation of individual tax returns.

In her spare time, Ms. Hochadel enjoys her volunteer work, as well as time on her craft hobbies and gardening.  

Megan Lawson Clark, MBA

Division Chair of Business and Management

Academic Credentials

Dominican University
B.A. in Merchandising and Design
Syracuse University
M.A. in Design
The State University at Oswego

Mark McNaney

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
Elmira College
Corning Community College


I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).

My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.

Peter Ozog

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

Niagara University
Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy
St. John Fisher University
M.B.A. in Master of Business Adminstration
Cazenovia College
B.S. in Business Management

Ann Tuttle

Dean of International Programs, USA
Professor Emerita of Management

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
SUNY College at Buffalo


For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.

Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.

Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.

Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.

Contact Information

Lisa Hochadel, C.P.A

Assistant Professor of Accounting

[email protected]