Accounting, BS

Central to Learning the Language of Business.

Central’s BS in Accounting prepares graduates for the CPA profession as well as careers in management accounting, auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, and accounting analytics. Accounting and auditing careers offer stability, high income earning opportunities, and opportunities for advancement. Accountants provide an extremely crucial role helping organizations make better decisions. External auditors provide integrity to a set of financial statements and provide the stakeholders with confidence in financial reporting. Internal auditors help improve an organizations internal controls and systems. Accountants are in demand!

The program satisfies the business and accounting educational requirements of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy to take the Connecticut Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination as well as the educational requirements to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Program Features

  • Draws upon the expertise of dedicated faculty who challenge, motivate, and encourage students in pursuit of their educational goals
  • Accounting faculty, using practical business experience and real-world themes, help students bridge the gap from classroom to career
  • Real business world experience may be obtained by students through school sponsored internships and the Central Cooperative Education Program
  • Graduates are recruited from large international, national, regional, and local accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, State of Connecticut, FBI, IRS, as well as many other organizations
  • Option for 5-year accelerated BS in Accounting/MBA or BS in Accounting/MSA
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available



The Central School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Mary McCarthy
Professor & Department Chair
Accounting (Academic)
R.C. Vance Academic Center

I will say that the time devoted to my education at Central prepared me for my career. I was already working and Central helped me to better myself by guiding me and exercising areas of discipline, responsibility, presence, due diligence, etc. It was like being in the work field with the opportunity to improve and really prepared me for better things yet to come.

Aida Santiago
’28 Accounting Major

Did You Know?

The mission of the Accounting Society at Central is to equip our students to make a successful transition to accounting professionals. The Accounting Society works with local, regional, and national accounting firms, as well as organizations like the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to provide students with a chance to build their professional networks, and learn about opportunities, trends, and issues in the accounting industry.

Learning Outcomes

CG1: Accounting Knowledge:

  1. Students demonstrate proficiency of accounting knowledge that prepares them for the evolving demands of the accounting profession.

CG2: Analytical Skills:

  1. Students demonstrate proficiency in the interpretation of data to make informed recommendations.
  2. Students utilize technology to analyze accounting data.

CG3: Communication Skills:

  1. Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  2. Students demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

CG4: Critical Thinking (Decision-Making):

  1. Students identify the relevant business issue.
  2. Students demonstrate the ability to research authoritative literature to evaluate the issue.