The Accounting and Law Department is responsible for courses in accounting, business law, and taxation. While the study of accounting has its roots in economic theory, the courses emphasize practical application to real-world problems.
The study of accounting emphasizes the economic decision-making process as well as the principles and procedures used to produce the information required by decision-makers. Accounting promotes an appreciation for not only the nature of accounting information but also the use of that information in the complex process of decision-making by individuals, business firms, and government. The Department of Accounting at the University of New Haven seeks to serve the educational needs of those involved in all areas of accounting: public, private, or governmental.