Accounting Advising Program

Overview of Service and Mission

This program will connect the Academic Advising Center and Accounting Department to help QC students succeed in the accounting major. The academic support will be geared specifically toward accounting students and students interested in declaring an accounting major.

Accounting students face unique challenges in academic planning and major declaration. At Queens College, the traditional 63-credit major (now the Advanced Accounting Track) has expanded and offers a new 40-credit Business Accounting Track. These changes increase the importance of targeted and effective academic planning.

Accounting students may want to plan their academic schedules around internship opportunities and meet the 150-credit requirement for CPA licensure, which will provide valuable professional experience and catapult their career within the accounting industry upon graduation. Our program assistant is here to guide you through the course planning and major declaration process and address concerns and questions specific to the accounting major.


    • Onboarding and orientation for new students
    • Assistance with Accounting major declaration processes
    • Understanding degree requirements for either of the two major tracks (Business Accounting & Advanced Accounting)
    • Setting academic goals and the strategies by which to achieve them
    • Attending workshops and career opportunities pertaining to the Accounting major
    • Information about college policies, technologies, and student support services

    Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment here.

    Academic and Career Resources


    This program is made possible by the generosity of Professor Emeritus Marvin Milich (Accounting and Information Systems), who retired in Spring 2022.

    In the article “Helping People Is in My Blood,” in the Fall ’22 – Winter ’23 Queens Magazine Edition, Leslie Jay writes about Marvin Milich’s legacy at Queens College. In his nearly half a century on campus, Marvin Milich started to cultivate his passion for helping those around him as a student.

    He graduated from the New York University School of Law and passed both the CPA and bar exams and soon after, he filled an opening for a substitute assistant professor in business law at QC, gaining tenure and the title of associate professor. As a faculty member, he played a critical role in the development and directing of the master’s program in accounting for eighteen years and spent a decade as the chair of the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee.

    Although retired, Milich continues to give back to the college and its students through the establishment of the accounting advising program.

    Contact and Information

    Bushra Patwa

    Accounting Program Assistant, Academic Advising Center, Queens College

    Kiely Hall, Rm 217


    Bushra Patwa is a current accounting student at Queens College. Having recently completed an audit internship at KPMG and volunteer tax preparation for the IRS’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program at QC, she has acquired the knowledge needed to help students set the proper academic goals and the strategies by which to achieve them.

    Our program assistant in accounting is passionate about helping prepare Queens College Accounting students for success! Meet with her to discuss entry and receive additional guidance for navigation and success within the major.

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    Announcements & Events

    • Please check out the current offerings for summer classes by the accounting department. All courses will be held online. There has been a recent addition of courses including ACCT 385 – Data Analytics (to fulfill the accounting elective requirement), ACCT 372 – Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting, and a second section of ACCT 322 – Auditing II.
    • Discover CBIZ! Join Team CBIZ, a top public accounting firm with over 100 offices nationwide and learn how you can find your perfect fit with their team. They are seeking awesome accounting students that are currently enrolled in a university program to fill future internship and employment opportunities for 2023-2025. All you have to do is use this link to complete a quick and easy sign-up form! Once you’ve signed up, all you need to do is enjoy some time doing a fun summer activity until we kick off the event on June 14th at 12:00pm CST!