Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Program Contact: Nelson Alino 203-582-3827

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Quinnipiac University provides a foundation in the principles, concepts and practices of accounting, and equips graduates with general business knowledge along with technical expertise that is necessary for success in early careers in accounting and related fields.

Quinnipiac accounting graduates often receive job offers in the summer before their senior year. They connect with potential employers early in their studies by participating in career fairs and accounting networking events on campus, which bring representatives from local, regional and international accounting firms, as well as representatives from industry and government. Accounting majors also use these opportunities to interact with alumni and other representatives from their future profession.

Through these contacts and through the support of career services staff, many students obtain internships. These on-the-job experiences provide opportunities to integrate classroom learning into a real-world environment to clarify career goals.

Upon graduation, many accounting majors join public accounting firms. These firms generally offer services including auditing, consulting, income tax planning and preparation, and the compilation and review of financial statements. Some graduates go into management and private industry accounting, where they prepare financial statements, develop budgets, perform cost analyses or conduct internal audits. An accounting background is highly valued in business; many CEOs and presidents come from accounting and finance departments.