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Accounting (BS)

About the Accounting Bachelor Degree Concentration 

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. 

Fisher College is committed to providing educational excellence through a carefully constructed business management core curriculum and selective concentrations.  This curriculum will provide a strong grounding in broad-based fundamental management knowledge and skills to prepare students for meaningful and productive careers as managers and professionals.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to the learning outcomes in the Bachelor of Science in Management, students within the Accounting concentration will also achieve the following concentration-specific learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate strong research skills to access relevant accounting, financial reporting and tax guidance, understand it, and apply it.
  • Describe the purpose of financial reporting and its relevance to the investors decision making process
  • Demonstrate objectivity, integrity and ethical behavior in accounting and tax practices
  • Display effective problem solving and decision-making skills relative to financial management
  • Effectively communicate financial information
Accounting Career Track

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Accounting are employed at “Big Four” Accounting firms, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. They hold a variety of positions, ranging from senior tax associate, audit associate, financial analysts and managers, to corporate accountants. The program prepares students for a variety of positions in the fields of accounting, finance, academia and law enforcement; FBI and IRS Special Agents. Upon graduation, students are equipped to succeed in graduate school by earning an MBA or MSA.

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Management Program Requirements: Accounting Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC121 Financial Accounting    3
CM105 Public Speaking 3  
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 Experience1 1  
MA107
MA117
College Algebra
Finite Math2
3  
MA121 Basic Statistics    3
  Total Credit 16 15

1 Graduate and Professional Studies students excluded 

MA191 or MA192 may be substituted 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC122 Managerial Accounting 3  
AC204 Income Tax   3
FI201 Principles of Business Finance    3
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College1   3
LA204 Business Law 3  
MG201 Principles of Management  3  
MG202 Human Resource Management    3
MK201 Principles of Marketing   3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology 3  
  Science Elective 3/4  
  Total Credits 15/16 15/16

1 Graduate and Professional Studies student excluded, course will be replaced with free elective 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC201 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
AC201 Intermediate Accounting II   3
MG303 Managerial Communications   3
MG315 International Management   3
MG321 Organizational Behavior 3  
MG390 Management Internship1 3  
PS315 Social Psychology 3  
  Humanities Elective   3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15

1 Accounting focus

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
AC301 Accounting Information Systems 3  
AC304 Business Entity Taxation  3  
AC401 Auditing   3
MG304 Leadership and Ethics 3  
MG391 Management Internship1 3  
MG435 Operations Management  3  
MG441 Business Policy and Strategic Management    3
  English Elective   3
  Free Elective   3
  Social Science Elective   3
  Total Credits 15 15

1 Accounting focus