Accounting, B.S.

"An education from the University of New Haven means that I’ll have a chance at a wonderful future and many opportunities," said Melanie Mucciacciaro '18. "The University is known for opening so many doors for people, and I know that my chance at that is right around the corner."

Impact a company’s bottom line

Accountants have the critical task of providing a comprehensive picture of a company’s financial health so that business owners can make informed decisions that directly impact their company’s bottom line. That is why the field of accounting is a breeding ground for business leaders. In fact, John D. Rockefeller, widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history, starting working at age 16 as an accountant. Today, more than half of Fortune 100 CEOs have a degree in business, economics, or accounting.

As an accounting major at the University of New Haven, you’ll participate in a well-rounded education that goes beyond the numbers. You’ll learn how to impart technologically-driven insight and even solve white-collar crimes.

The program offers three tracks. You will choose one of the following:
  • Financial accounting: This is the track if you want to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Corporate accounting: You’ll develop the skills necessary to thrive in the corporate environment and become a CMA (Certified Management Accountant).
  • Forensic accounting: Focus on financial crimes, including investigation and white-collar crime, through coursework in accounting and through the world-renowned Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

At the University of New Haven, you can earn the certifications you need even sooner than you would at most other schools. As an undergraduate, you can meet or exceed requirements for the CPA exam in most states, or you can begin the process of becoming a CMA before you even graduate. You might also choose to enter the Fast Track program, which allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in 4 years (in the 3+1 Program) or 5 years (in the 4+1 Program).

You'll Also:
  • Have access to the latest accounting, tax, business and legal databases, data feeds, and analysis software used widely in today’s workplaces and in graduate research.
  • Study in an AACSB-accredited program, a distinction that means the University of New Haven’s College of Business is among the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Explore accounting in the real world through field trips to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Internal Revenue Service, and more.
  • Have the opportunity to join the Accounting Club, which brings in a wide variety of speakers to talk about career opportunities.
  • Make a local impact by donating your time to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, preparing tax returns for low-income individuals and families.
  • Have the chance to study abroad, either for a semester at our Tuscany, Italy campus or elsewhere in the world during our two-week intensive program.
  • Gain real-world experience during an internship.
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Spotlights

What You'll Study

  • Accounting Information Systems

    This course provides a thorough introduction to basic systems theory, a firm working knowledge of systems analysis and design techniques, and an examination of various transaction cycles in the accounting system. Emphasis is on electronic data processing environments.

  • Auditing and Assurance Services

    A general examination of the role and function of the independent auditor in the performance of the attest function. Emphasis will be placed on current auditing pronouncements, the audit report, statistical sampling, evaluation of internal control, and the determination of the scope of an audit. Rules and standards of compilation and review reports are presented.

  • International Accounting and Taxation

    This course examines the basis and underlying framework of international accounting and taxation and applies those standards and theories to practice. Discussion will center upon the elements of global accounting from a financial, managerial, tax, and audit perspective. Highlights include the development and convergence of international accounting standards, taxation of transnational transactions, and quantifying and reporting financial risks such as foreign exchange and hedging transactions. The course also addresses a range of matters including transfer pricing, tax treaties, and tax incentives as well as other strategic accounting issues related to multinational corporations.

  • Forensic and Investigative Accounting

    An overview examination of investigative auditing techniques, criminology, and courtroom procedures for the forensic accountant. The course covers both litigation support and investigative accounting, examining the practical aspects of these two areas, as well as many of the new technological areas. The course also examines corporate compliance programs to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • Full List of Courses for Accounting

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Accounting, B.S.

    Accounting Minor

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Fast Track Option - 3-Year Completion

    The College of Business offers a unique study option for qualified students to complete their Bachelor's Degree in any business major in just a 3-year time frame.

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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