The accounting program prepares its graduates for professional careers in public, corporate, and governmental accounting, and for advanced graduate study in accounting. The program provides the background necessary in areas of accounting such as financial reporting, auditing, taxation, cost management, budgeting, internal auditing, accounting information systems, and accounting for non-profit organizations.
The accounting program satisfies the business and accounting educational requirements of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy for eligibility to take the Connecticut CPA examination at graduation. Please note that Connecticut requires 120 hours of university credit, but requires 150 hours to be licensed. Additional courses to meet the 150 hour requirement may be taken at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Also, 36 of the 150 credit hours must be in "AC" designated courses, and 30 credit hours must be in "BUS" and "ECON" designated courses. The accounting program also satisfies the educational requirements for eligibility to become a certified management accountant or a certified internal auditor.