Accounting

UConn’s Accounting Department is one of the top programs in the country. Recognized nationally for innovation in curriculum, we offer a curriculum that emphasizes the leading developments in the field of accounting while utilizing the most current and practical technologies. We were the first accounting program in New England to receive separate national accreditation by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. Students who major in Accounting are eligible to apply to the 4+1 Master of Science in Accounting program.

The Accounting major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.

Courses offered by the Accounting Department are designed to expose students to a wide range of issues related to analyzing and interpreting financial information. Emphasis is also placed on the use of accounting information both within the organization for managerial decision-making and outside the organization for investment decision-making. The Accounting Department also offers opportunities for experiential learning through both summer and winter internships, which are highly compensated.

Accounting Majors Take:

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxes
  • Assurance Services
  • Law and Ethics for Professional Accountants

Professional Certification

Students majoring in accounting may choose a curriculum that prepares them for professional examinations which are part of the certification procedures that lead to designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). 

Meet the Accounting faculty

 

 

  • Get involved in Student Organizations like: Accounting Society, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and Beta Alpha Psi

 

 

 

  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

 

 

 

 

What types of experiential learning are Accounting majors engaging with?

 

In a 2019 survey of Accounting students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

 

      80% of respondents indicated internships

 

 

 

“My sophomore summer, I worked for a family friend who was the head of the accounting department at a small government office in Massachusetts. I worked directly under her, and got to experience a very efficiently run government office that, despite its size, handled important tasks with accuracy and effectiveness.”

 

"The accounting leadership programs with the Big 4 firms expanded my network and gave me other opportunities."

 

"I interned at EY last summer and during my internship I was taught to write briefly and precisely for tax credits reports, which is quite different from college academic writing."

 

 

 

    72% of respondents indicated the Business Connections Learning Community

 

 

"As social committee chair of the BCLC, I have had to be in touch with my creative side more than I am used to in order to ensure a great time had by all residents at our events."

 

"I competed in a Target case competition organized by the BCLC and truly enjoyed being able to come up with a creative solution that I believed I could make reality."

 

 

 

      59% of respondents indicated study abroad

 

 

Over the summer I spent two weeks in Tanzania working with a community to better their education and services available to them. While over there we tried to fully immerse ourselves in their culture; dressing as they would, eating their food, participating in activities, etc.”

 

"I studied international business with the BCLC by traveling to Austria, Hungary, and Ireland to visit different companies and immerse in different cultures."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Accounting Business Analyst

• Associate

• Associate Staff Accountant

• Assurance Associate

• Audit Associate

• Auditor

• Financial Analyst

• Impact Team Member

• IT Consultant

• Tax Associate

• Tax Consultant

• Technology Risk Consultant

• Valuation Advisory Analyst

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Aetna

• Anderson Tax

• Blum Shapiro

• Cigna

• Connecticut Department of Banking

• DCCA

• Deloitte

• Ernst & Young

• ESPN

• EY

• Fidelity Investments

• Grant Thornton

• Kaman Corporation

• KPMG

• PwC

• Time Inc.

• Travelers

• UTC Aerospace

Median Base Salary: $60,000

High Base Salary: $73,000


120-Credit Breakdown

Accounting is for You

If you're interested in:

  • Learning to prepare a company’s financial statements
  • Participating in the marketing of important financial decisions for a company
  • Cost analysis and the analysis of new contracts
  • Analyzing the structure of an organization to better control costs and expenses

and you wish to develop critical thinking, communication skills, and adaptability.
 
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Accounting

Student Voices

Nikita Patel (Accounting, '19 and Master of Science in Accounting, '20)

 

“My experience at EY opened a lot of doors for me and my engagement team was very inspirational and supportive. I am so grateful for the hands-on experience...Accounting has so many subjects within the field itself, and the MSA program has provided me with the opportunity to study all of them, thereby expanding my knowledge of the industry."
 
Learn more about the UConn MSA program.

Michael