Accounting & Finance

About Accounting

The College of Management offers a full range of accounting courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, covering topics in introductory, intermediate and advanced financial accounting, financial statement analysis, international accounting standards, governmental and nonprofit accounting, introductory and advanced management accounting, cost accounting, planning and managerial control, accounting information systems, tax accounting, auditing, and fraud examination.  The curriculum has been designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills required for successful professional careers in accounting.  The curriculum has also been designed to provide sufficient coursework for students preparing to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accounting (CMA) examinations.

Students can prepare for a wide variety of careers such as financial, cost and management accountants, fund accountants, budget analysts, tax analysts, and auditors.  Our graduates work in large and small public accounting firms as well as the accounting and finance departments of corporations, small businesses, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

About Finance

The College of Management offers a wide selection of state-of-the-art finance courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, covering topics in corporate finance, investments, portfolio  management, financial institutions and markets, and financial policy. The curriculum has been carefully designed to reflect the essential knowledge and skills necessary for success in a career in finance. Many graduates find the curriculum useful to pursue the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Graduates of the program have begun careers as financial analysts, investment bankers, portfolio managers, brokers, loan officers, credit analyst and insurance adjusters. Our alumni work in the investment, banking, high tech, and biotechnology industries as well as in government and nonprofit organization.
In addition to the required course work, finance majors are offered opportunities to participate in extra-curricular programs, including internships at State Street Bank and the Accounting and Finance club.  Students have the unique opportunity to manage a portfolio of funds and can obtain Bloomberg Terminal training and certification.