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
Accounting Degree Review: SHU Makes List of Top 10 Undergrad Accounting Programs in CT
November 6, 2015
The creation of our top 10 list of best undergraduate accounting programs in Connecticut was formulated by reviewing how each school ranked in websites and publications like BYU, Bloomberg Business, US News and World Report, LinkedIn, Forbes, Princeton Review, TaxTalent, Public Accounting Report (PAR),and College Factual. We also took into consideration the programmatic accreditation of the schools. All of the schools on our list are regionally accredited, but some have business-specific accreditation as well, the most prestigious being from the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Goldman Sachs COO Cohn Speaks at New Finance Center Opening
May 6, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On the heels of a visit from former General Electric Company Chairman & CEO Jack Welch and his wife, Suzy, Gary Cohn, the president and COO of investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, stopped by for a “fireside chat” at Sacred Heart University, late Tuesday afternoon, April 28. Cohn’s visit coincided with the celebration of the opening of the new Finance Center, located in the University’s new Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. More than 100 business students, faculty and SHU administrators gathered for the presentation.
SHU Celebrates Opening of Martire Business & Communications Center
March 20, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Approximately 100 local dignitaries, trustees, special guests and friends, along with about 300 students, faculty and staff from the Sacred Heart University community, gathered on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center on the corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street. The building will house the University’s prestigious John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) and rapidly growing Department of Communications & Media Studies.