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Accounting and Finance, Accounting Concentration, BS

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Department: Accounting and Finance 

The accounting concentration prepares students for a variety of positions leading to management level careers in corporate and public accounting, auditing and taxation. This concentration also assists in preparing students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) exam.

Note: The Massachusetts Board of Accountancy is changing the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in Massachusetts. Accordingly, this may result in changes within our accounting curriculum.

Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of “C-” is required in all Accounting and Finance (ACFI) courses toward fulfillment of the requirements for the accounting and finance major. This policy applies to students accepted for matriculation as freshmen or as transfer students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester or thereafter. Students who receive a grade lower than “C-” in ACFI courses may continue as accounting and finance majors, but must retake those courses and earn a minimum grade of “C-“, so that no ACFI required courses with grades below “C-” will be counted toward fulfillment of the requirements in the accounting and finance major.


It is recommended that CPA exam candidates who plan to satisfy the 150-hour requirement by earning undergraduate credits only, complete the following elective courses in addition to the requirements of the undergraduate accounting concentration:


If these courses are taken for undergraduate credit, they cannot be later transferred into a graduate program.

Total minimum credits: 63

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

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