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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