Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Albertus Magnus College Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, under the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership, is designed for students looking to enter the challenging field of accounting. The industries of finance and accounting hold a significant rate of growth in employment opportunities. The program will provide students with a strong knowledge of accounting principles and practical business applications while preparing them for a career in accounting or a related field.
For students who are specifically interested in the field of public accounting, this program will complete the credit hours and course content required by the state of Connecticut and 48 other states to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination. Announced in 2017 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Albertus Magnus College was one of the first of 11 colleges and universities in the United States to integrate the AICPA Personal Financial Planning program into its curriculum.
What Makes Accounting at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
The Albertus Accounting Degree Program
With an accessible and supportive faculty and the benefits of an intimate class size, accounting students will learn the fundamentals of financial management, budget analysis, auditing, and corporate and nonprofit accounting. Combined with a strong, liberal arts education, a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Albertus provides students with valuable knowledge in the profession of accounting, as well as a larger understanding of business ethics, effective communication in the workplace, and the principles of management.
Accounting Student Perspective
Riker Mitchell '15 from Naugatuck, Connecticut, was an accounting major at Albertus Magnus College. Also a member of the men's soccer team, Mitchell developed time management skills as a student-athlete while pursuing his degree. Unsure of his career path, Mitchell enrolled in a business course and found his passion and skill for the field.
“Dr. Fallon is the one who made me want to pursue accounting. She opened my eyes to a lot of professional routes I can take down the road.”
While attending Albertus, Riker had an internship with established accounting firm
Marcum LLP. He was hired upon graduation, and is currently working there as a Staff
Hear Riker's Story
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Fallon
Dr. Nancy Fallon, Professor of Accounting, has been teaching accounting and finance full-time at Albertus Magnus College since 1990. She particularly enjoys leading courses in financial accounting and her areas of interest are in accounting ethics and International Financial Reporting Standards. Dr. Fallon has developed several successful business programs at Albertus on the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the Master of Science in Accounting Program.
“Albertus gives students individualized attention. Accounting is a very difficult topic. At Albertus you have instructors that know you and know how you learn.”
Prior to teaching at Albertus, Dr. Fallon held several accounting analyst positions in the insurance and hospital industries. She is currently a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Public Accountants, and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.
The Albertus Accounting Faculty
Albertus Magnus College was one of the first colleges and universities in the United States to integrate the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Personal Financial Planning program into its curriculum (AICPA 2017).
Where Will Your Accounting Degree take You?
An accounting degree at Albertus prepares students to use their liberal arts background and practical business knowledge of accounting to excel as growing professionals and future leaders.
Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting include:
The Business Experience at Albertus Magnus College
The Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership seeks to be a respected educational leader within the regional business community. We will provide high-impact academic programs and experiences aligned with in-demand fields. Our programs will challenge students to develop practical skills and personal values that empower them to succeed in a wide range of business professions.
The mission of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership is to provide a superior business education in innovative, accessible and technologically advanced formats to students from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds striving to be ethical, entrepreneurial and successful in a dynamic economy through quality teaching, service and engagement with the business community.
Our Core Values
- Student-centered learning
- Mutual Respect
- Competency-based educational focus
- Technological Innovation
- Business Community Engagement/Partnership
Albertus Accounting Faculty in the News
The current state of the stock market may have investors wondering about their next move. Dr. Alan DelFavero, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College, explains what’s happening on Wall Street.
“What you can do is just monitor your investments, make sure your investment choices are tailored to your needs. So if you are a longer term investor, don't pay attention to the short term fluctuations."
Students who successfully complete the program will:
- Exhibit basic competencies in interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, leadership, and teamwork appropriate for the business world;
- Acquire and apply basic knowledge in the student’s chosen field;
- Integrate the functional components of business into a workable whole;
- Illustrate the ability to apply critical thinking and reasoning skills and to utilize effective problem solving techniques;
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation for cultural, ethical, and responsible behaviors in a global world.
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