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Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Accounting is a professional major designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge of accounting theory and practice that will qualify them for careers in public, financial, managerial or governmental accounting. The field of accounting includes course work in auditing, federal income taxation, cost accounting, financial reporting, and accounting information systems.

Courses are designed so that a student understands the intellectual threads of modern accounting and its interrelationship to the fields of statistics, operations research, and computers. The program provides the solid background in accounting theory and practice, which is a definite plus in todayís job market.

The Accounting department regularly offers major requirement courses in the evening. Most are offered at least once in a two-year period in the evening. Students are advised to check with the Accounting department for specific schedules of evening offerings.

Fifth-Year Program. Students who wish to undertake a fifth year of study to meet the professional qualifications required by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy may apply for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation program. Applications are made in the senior year to the director of the Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation program.

CFM and CMA Examinations. Students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting are eligible to sit for the CMA and CFM examinations as administered by the Institute of Management Accountants. Information regarding the examinations may be obtained directly from the Institute.

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Joy Dagher '12, an accounting & economics/finance major in the Barney School of Business, talks about leaving her native Lebanon to become an international student at the University of Hartford.
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