Accountancy at Providence College
Our nationally recognized accountancy program teaches more than just “the math.” Our program provides a strong foundation in accountancy knowledge, skills, and tools. It also focuses on providing students the ability to think broadly about accounting and its relationship to society, extending that knowledge to better anticipate and understand the implications of their decisions.
Success preparing graduates for national case competitions, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and jobs with the “Big 4” accounting firms, as well as many regional and local firms, brings national recognition to the Accountancy program, which is a rigorous major that prepares students for a demanding profession. Our curriculum covers all of the major topics covered on the CPA exam, which many students take and pass after graduation. We also offer many co-curricular and experiential activities to enhance the educational experience of our students. What sets our Accountancy students apart is an ability to think broadly about accounting and its relationship to society, and to think beyond the “bottom line” about the implications of their decisions.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
With PC’s Bachelor of Science in accountancy, students adapt the knowledge and skills developed through the study of accounting to new situations encountered in a dynamic business environment. The curriculum includes case analyses, computer labs and assignments, team projects, oral presentations, internships, and research projects. All of the major topics on the CPA exam are covered, and many students take and pass the exam after graduation. We also offer many co-curricular and experiential activities to enhance the educational experience of our students.
Students who take the eight required courses to minor in accountancy will augment other majors with knowledge and skills that are transferable to a wide variety of careers. Students in other majors also may take an accountancy course numbered 300 or higher as an elective.
One-Year Accounting Cohort MBA
For those students who wish to continue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree, the PCSB offers an accounting-specific accelerated MBA Program. The one-year MBA Accounting Cohort Program is designed for students with a background in accounting to complete an MBA degree in 13-14 months full time, summer to summer. The program prepares students for the CPA exam and is focused on providing skills for accounting majors to be successful in future positions in management. Students in this program take courses together, in a cohort model, and courses address the specific skills needed for accountants to be successful in the business community.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Join the PC Accounting Association or the National Association of Black Accountants
Participate in internships in New England, New York, and across the globe
Compete in PCSB’s Michael Smith Regional Ethics Case Competition
Our approximately 20 full- and part-time accountancy faculty members are experts in their field and have won numerous awards for their research and teaching. They are …
- CPAs and Ph.D.s with professional experience and thought leadership in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, accounting information systems, tax, and professional ethics.
- Hold advanced degrees from prestigious universities such as the University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, University of Alabama, and University of Mississippi.
- Published in a variety of academic publications, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting and the Public Interest, and Issues in Accounting Education, as well as practitioner journals, including The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, Tax Advisor, and many others.
in the news
The Providence College School of Business, home to the Department of Accountancy, is one of just 30% of U.S. business schools accredited by AACSB International. It’s also listed by Poets and Quants as being among the top undergraduate business schools in the nation. What’s more, nearly every PCSB graduate participates in at least one internship at esteemed organizations such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, and other national and regional companies, positioning them well for post-graduate success.
of 2018-2022 accountancy graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school
are employed only
are attending school only
are employed and attending school
Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.
Selected Places of Employment/Service
Bank of America
Edelstein and Co.
Gray, Gray & Gray
Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co., LLP
Wolf & Co., P.C.
Selected Graduate Schools
Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
University of Hartford
University of New Hampshire
University of Tennessee