Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.
Accounting and Finance
Chairperson: Associate Professor Mark Crowley
Graduate Program Coordinators: Professor Patricia Bancroft and Assistant Professor Caitlin Finning Golden
Professors: Carleton Donchess, Shannon Donovan
Associate Professor: Karen Hamilton, MaryBeth Tobin
Assistant Professors: Donna Abelli, Joseph Rizzo, Michael Tydlaska, Yihong Xiao
Location: Harrington Hall, Room 103
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a highly structured curriculum that prepares students for the rigorous examinations needed for professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Bridgewater State University students frequently win statewide competitions and are often cited by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs for their excellent work.
- BS in Accounting and Finance
Concentrations: Accounting, Finance
- Master of Science in Accountancy
Graduate Certificate Programs
- Accounting and Finance
- Actuarial Science*
* Interdisciplinary minor
Click on Academic Programs for program information and requirements.
Departmental Honors Program in Accounting and Finance
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a departmental honors program in accounting and finance. This program provides an opportunity for well-qualified accounting and finance majors to conduct independent research and scholarly study in accounting and finance. Contact the Department of Accounting and Finance for further information concerning eligibility and application.
Internship in Accounting and Finance
Students interested in earning internship credit should contact the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Master of Science in Accountancy
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree, which has been approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Accountancy as “Option-One” compliant for students wishing to sit for the CPA exam. The MSA program prepares individuals for management level careers in accounting. This highly focused program prepares graduates with technical accounting skills and managerial problem solving abilities. The MSA satisfies the Massachusetts 150-hour CPA exam education requirement.
The MSA is targeted at working professionals. The program is designed so that applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees in non-business disciplines may earn the MSA by completing a series of mandatory prerequisites covering topics in accounting, finance and business. In addition to imparting technical accounting skills, the MSA program also stresses ethics, writing across the curriculum and problem solving skills, reflecting the changing roles of accountants and CPAs within organizations. Rather than offering discrete courses in these areas, they are effectively integrated throughout the curriculum.