Accounting Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree (Day or DAPS)



Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Management degree, with a concentration in Accounting, is designed to focus on accounting theory and practice. Throughout the program, students will gain the necessary skills to identify, measure, communicate, and interpret economic information. The field of accounting offers a variety of career choices that include, but are not limited to: positions in public accounting, tax preparation, management accounting, and financial consulting.  

Program Requirements

Accounting Concentration Program Requirements

First Year
Credit hours
 AC121  Financial Accounting 3
 CM105  Public Speaking
 CS101  Computer Concepts and Applications 3
 CS245  Management Application and Information Systems 3
 EC101  Macroeconomics 3
 EC102  Microeconomics 3
 EN101  English I 3
 EN102  English II 3
 IS105  Common Experience 3
 MA107/117  College Algebra/ Finite Math  3
   Total Credits 30
Second Year
Credit hours
 AC122  Managerial Accounting
 AC204  Income Taxes 3
 FI201  Principles of Business Finance 3
 LA204  Business Law 3
 MA121  Basic Statistics 3
 MG201  Principles of Management 3
 MG202  Human Resource Management 3
 MK201  Principles of Marketing 3
 PS101  Introduction to Psychology 3
   Lab Science Elective 4
   Total Credits 31
 Third Year
Credit hours
 AC201  Intermediate Accounting I 3
 AC202  Intermediate Accounting II  3
 IS210  Professional Development for Internship*  1
 MG304  Leadership and Ethics  3
 MG315  International Management 3
 MG321  Organizational Behavior 3
 PS315  Social Psychology  3
   Humanities Elective  3
   Social Sciences Elective  3
   Free Elective  3
   Total Credits  30/31
 Fourth Year
Credit hours
 AC301  Accounting Information Systems 3
 AC401  Auditing  3
 CS400  Project Management
 MG303  Managerial Communications  3
 MG390  Management Internship***  3
 MG435  Operations Management  3
 MG441  Business Policy and Strategic Management  3
 MG450  Senior Project*** 3
   Free Elective (2)
   Total Credits 30
*A higher level of math (MA109 or MA 110) may be substituted.
**Not required for DAPS students.
***Accounting focus.
Minimum credits required for graduation--121/122.

Faculty Profiles

Donna Brady is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice accounting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy at Northeastern University, where she graduated with honors. Additionally she holds two masters degrees, one in taxation from Bentley University and one in Applied Management from Lesley University. She has over 20 years teaching experience, which includes adjunct teaching positions at Bentley University, Suffolk University and Western New England College. For the past 10 years she has taught Accounting and Tax courses at Fisher College. Donna has been working in the field of accounting for over 35 years. Her experience ranges from starting as a Bookkeeper at a small high tech company to becoming a Supervisor at the international accounting firm, Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers).

"In 1988 after working in industry for many years, I made the decision to establish an Accounting firm. While I was trying to build a client base, I decided to teach on a part time basis. I immediately fell in love with teaching and the students that I taught. It was a wonderful combination of practicing in a profession that I truly enjoyed and being able to introduce the subject of accounting and taxation to students. Because I have been a practitioner for a number of years, my approach to teaching is hands-on. I believe that students benefit from hearing about real life situations. Since the day that I started, I have loved teaching accounting at Fisher College. Over the years, I have had students from all over the United States and the World. I have come to know most of them on a personal level and have learned about their culture and background. Also, I have met a number of students that have the same background as me. In fact many of them graduated from the same high school that I did, Cambridge High and Latin (now Cambridge Rindge and Latin.)"

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