Bachelor’s in Accounting Program
There’s no better time to become an accounting major at Springfield College. The U.S. Department of Labor recently predicted that accounting jobs will grow 11 percent between now and 2024, and with help from our experienced faculty and staff, students gain practical training in the field through business courses and internships. Our accounting program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.
Our broad accounting curriculum includes courses in management, communications, ethics, and data analytics, and allows students to gain knowledge in all aspects of the business management field. Specialized courses such as cost accounting, auditing, and taxation will further broaden the students’ knowledge of the accounting field in today’s business environment. Accounting students learn effective strategies for assembling, analyzing, and reporting financial data for a wide range of entities, and accounting internships offer the opportunity for students to put their knowledge into action.
Hands-on Accounting Experience
Springfield students are just as involved outside of the classroom as they are in their courses. In the past, accounting majors have volunteered at programs like Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Eight of our students were recently recognized for their volunteer efforts with a feature in Junior Achievement newsletter. They instructed third graders at Mary Dryden Veterans' Memorial School and Elias Brookings School, where the elementary school students learned how to be city planners, built their own city, created a business plan for their own restaurant, and practiced budgeting by playing a piggy bank game. Accounting students have attended the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) career and networking fair which is held annually in Boston.
Students graduate ready to start their careers in for-profit or non-profit organizations or continue their education in graduate school. Graduates also go on to obtain professional accounting certifications such as the certified public accountant (CPA) and the certified management accountant (CMA). Springfield graduates often pursue careers as public and private accountants, internal auditors, IT auditors, and government accountants.
MBA 4+1: Earn both your BS and MBA in just five years!
Accounting majors at Springfield can earn both their bachelor's and master’s degrees in just five years with our MBA 4+1 program. For students already interested in earning their degree in accounting, this is a unique way to earn a Master of Business Administration to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Graduates have used their advanced business degrees to find successful careers in finance and management.
Springfield accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the early decision deadline being Dec. 1. Learn more on the dates and deadlines page.
Springfield College’s BS in accounting program provides students with hands-on experience and a degree in a growing career field. Want more information about Springfield’s accounting major? Learn more today!
A Knack for Numbers
Accounting and finance major Christian Habeil received the 2017 Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship. Habeil is the third Springfield College student in as many years to receive the distinguished award.
Department of Business Management chair Brenda Canning saw that Habeil had a "knack for numbers" and encouraged him to pursue a double major.