Accounting is the language of business. It is used to communicate financial and other information to people, organizations and governments.
Quinnipiac University boasts one of the oldest programs of its kind in Connecticut. Our Accounting program has produced successful graduates who are CPAs, controllers, senior auditors and entrepreneurs.
The focus of the Department of Accounting is to provide a broad education designed to foster an understanding of business and accounting concepts relevant to today's global economy.
Students who complete the accounting program successfully will:
- demonstrate technical competencies in accounting
- develop an understanding of ethical issues in accounting, personal responsibility and integrity
- demonstrate skills in working in collaborative environments
- demonstrate effective wrritten and verbal communication skills
- respect diverse opinions and cultural backgrounds
Quinnipiac accounting graduates often receive job offers in the summer before their senior year. They connect with potential enployers early with the help of career services. Upon graduation, many accounting majors join public accounting firms. These firms generally offer services including auditing, consulting, income tax planning and preparation, accounting compliations and review. Some graduates go into management and private industry accounting, where they prepare financial statements for external reporting, develop budgets, perform cost analyses or internal audits. An accounting background is highly appreciated in industry; many CEOs and presidents come from accounting and finance departments. Most accounting students continue their education in master's degree programs or in professional education courses. Many entrepreneurs have benefited from a strong accounting background.