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College of Business

Accounting

Numbers Tell a Story

With an increase in international trade and the rapid pace of commercial transactions, the need for accountants is growing and the role they play in the business world is expanding in exciting ways. The accounting education you will receive from the College of Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills to explore the wide range of positions in industrial, public, government, and institutional accounting. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the field firsthand through internships at major accounting firms or in corporate accounting departments.

Why Choose Accounting?

Accountants are critical players in helping companies report their financial standings, but today they are also big-picture thinkers. That role requires them to have a solid understanding of all business functions that a Bachelor of Science can provide. Through team-based projects and an emphasis on written and oral communications skills, our students become adept at preparing, examining, and reporting on financial statements.

$86,740 Median Pay (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022)
#1 Most recruited accounting students with the “Big 4� accounting firms in Hartford (private schools)
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What to Expect Accounting

Accountants are critical players in helping companies report their financial standings, but today they are also big picture thinkers. In the Accounting program, you’ll study such topics as auditing, accounting analytics, business law, taxation, cost accounting, and enterprise resource management. You can also pursue a double major in Finance or enroll in our Five-year Bachelor/Master of Science in Accounting, which provides the 150 credit hours required by most states to become a CPA.

What Will You Study?

In the Accounting program, you’ll study such topics as auditing and attestation services, accounting information systems, business law, taxation, cost accounting, and enterprise resource management, as well as strategic planning. With early planning and without any additional courses, you can pursue a double major in Finance. You may also pursue our Five-year Bachelor/Master of Science in Accounting program which provides you with the 150 credit hours of education required by most states to be a CPA.

Unique Learning Opportunities

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Internships and Field Work

Our Accounting students intern at nationally recognized firms such as PwC, The Hartford Group, BAE Systems, Aetna, RTX, KPMG, MassMutual Financial Group, Moriarty and Primack, and ISO New England; regional companies such as Northeast Utilities; and organizations such as the Springfield Boys and Girls Club and Melanson Health. Through the Meet the Firms Night and membership in the Accounting Association, you will have the opportunity to network with and build relationships with representatives from public accounting firms and other regional businesses.

Accounting Majors and Internships

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The SAP Certification Advantage

SAP, the enterprise resource planning software, is part of our core Business Education of how today's businesses are run. SAP is used by companies such as SunPower for talent management, the San Francisco 49ers to enhance fan experience, and Proctor & Gamble for real-time analytics. Students receive SAP certification which expands career options.

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Study Abroad: View Business From a Global Perspective

Today’s competitive workforce needs business professionals who think from a global perspective. The College of Business will help you to become a student of world economies and cultures while making valuable contributions in your explorations. Whether you participate in a faculty-led summer seminar course or spend a semester at an international university, the experience will broaden your horizons and help you compete in the global landscape.

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