Bachelor’s of Accounting & Information Systems

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What will I study?

The effective use of financial information is vital for decision makers in business, industry, banking, government, education, law and many related fields. The Accounting 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 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, you 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

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Why choose Accounting & Information Systems at SHU?

The John F. Welch College of Business offers innovative programs that emphasize an active approach to learning through our experiential learning opportunities. These programs provide you with the opportunity to utilize your business knowledge, analytical skills, and technological competencies in a business environment. The program also assists you in assessing career goals and provides you additional preparation for entry into the business environment. Participation allows you the opportunity to build your resume, practice networking, and develop organizational, communication, and time management skills. 

Will I have internship opportunities?

Yes, internships are available. The SHU WCOB internship is unique in its focus on development and enhancement of job search, interviewing and career assessment skills as well as experience in the field. The internship experience is recorded and assessed using a portfolio approach. At the conclusion of the internship, you can re-evaluate skills, career goals and career development needs in light of the experience. 

Companies our students typically intern with:

  • General Electric (GE)
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Prudential Securities
  • Merrill Lynch
  • KPMG
  • PWC

Are there special admission requirements?

No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare the Accounting & Information Systems major when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.

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What are my career opportunities with an Accounting degree?

Here are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Estate Planner
  • Investment Counselor
  • Accounting Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Auditor
  • Comptroller

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What co-curricular activities are available?

Accounting students are able to participate in the Accounting Club and/or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which allows students to assist low to moderate taxpayers in preparing their Federal and Connecticut income tax returns.

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