Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
The effective use of financial information is vital for decision makers in business, industry, banking, government, education, law and many related fields. Individuals with a strong background in accounting and finance are in great demand for positions such as financial analysts, estate planners, investment counselors, market researchers, auditors, comptrollers and accounting managers.
The Accounting & Information Systems program is designed to meet both the short- and long-term needs of students who enter the accounting profession. The program meets the needs of students who plan to take the AICPA Examination and/or start a career after graduation or who plan to continue their education on the graduate level.
In the four major areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and taxation, accounting majors will:
- Understand professional and regulatory requirements
- Understand accounting concepts, principles, and theories
- Understand the various professional codes of ethics and current ethical issues
- Understand internal accounting systems, controls, and reports for decision-making purposes
- Understand how to use the concepts in practical applications and analyze the results
- Develop an awareness of the career and graduate school opportunities available in the field of accounting, especially the requirements for the CPA, CMA, and CIA designations
Accounting students are offered a great hands-on experience. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) course or volunteer opportunity allows students to assist low to moderate taxpayers in preparing their Federal and Connecticut income tax returns.
Accounting Degree Programs Offered
- Bachelor’s of Accounting & Information Systems
- Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Degree in Accounting
- Minor in Accounting & Information Systems
- Accounting Certificate
Master’s in Accounting Program Receives $25K for Endowed Scholarship Fund
May 31, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s master’s in accounting (MSA) program has received $25,000 from the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) to fund scholarships for graduate students. The Branford-based Connecticut chapter, whose mission is “to provide professional growth, through networking, educational programs and resources,” established this fund to assist SHU accounting students who seek to become certified public accountants (CPAs) and certified valuation analysts (CVAs).
MSA Students Pass Certified Accounting Exam
May 4, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Two Sacred Heart University graduate students recently passed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam on their first try. Gabby Biagini and Jeffrey Stoddard graduated from SHU last year with bachelor degrees in accounting and expect to receive their master’s degrees in that field in August. Both students studied intensively and used computer software to help prepare for the rigorous exams. They took the first portion of the test last summer.
Sacred Heart University Ranks in Bloomberg’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools
April 22, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) has once again made Bloomberg’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking. A total of 114 undergraduate business schools were in the rankings released this week by Bloomberg, a global business and financial information leader. Rankings are based off data collected from an employer survey and a student survey. Bloomberg also looks at starting salaries and internships. Nearly 30,000 students and recruiters from 600 companies were surveyed for the listing, according to Bloomberg.