Accountancy at Providence College

Why Study Accountancy at Providence College?
Our nationally recognized accountancy program teaches more than just “the math.” Our program provides a strong foundation in accountancy knowledge, skills, and tools.

It also focuses on providing students the ability to think broadly about accounting and its relationship to society, extending that knowledge to better anticipate and understand the implications of their decisions.

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What you'll study

With PC’s bachelor of science in accountancy, students adapt the knowledge and skills developed through the study of accounting to new situations encountered in a dynamic business environment. The curriculum includes case analyses, computer labs and assignments, team projects, oral presentations, internships, and research projects.

All of the major topics on the CPA exam are covered, and many students take and pass the exam after graduation. We also offer many co-curricular and experiential activities to enhance the educational experience of our students.

Selected Courses

  • Data Applications in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Taxes and Business Decisions
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing

Faculty

Our approximately 20 full- and part-time accountancy faculty members are experts in their field and have won numerous awards for their research and teaching. They are CPAs and Ph.D.s with professional experience and thought leadership in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, accounting information systems, tax, and professional ethics.

They hold advanced degrees from prestigious universities, such as the University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, University of Kentucky, Bryant University, and Bentley University. Their work appears in a variety of academic publications, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting and the Public Interest, and Issues in Accounting Education, as well as practitioner journals, including The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, Tax Advisor, and many others.  

 

ENGAGED LEARNING

People walking Providence, getting ready to do business

Real-world-connected learning and interaction with business leaders is an integral part of a PCSB education. The accountancy department offers students cross-disciplinary and experiential learning opportunities, including:  

  • internships at esteemed organizations such as Deloitte, Ernst and Young LLP, KPMG LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and many other national and regional companies (in fact, 89% of recent accountancy graduates participated in an internship during their time at PC.);
  • 10 co-curricular clubs and organizations for students in the business disciplines; and
  • the ability to participate in case competitions including PCSB’s own Michael Smith Ethics Case Competition. In recent years, our students have taken top honors in the national Berg Cup Case Competition and the PwC Challenge Case Competition.

OUTCOMES

98%

of 2017-2021 accountancy graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school

*Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.


  • 48% are employed only
  • 20% are attending school only
  • 31% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • AIG
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Bank of America
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Citizens Bank
  • Concentric Health Experience
  • Connecticut Wealth Management
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte
  • DraftKings Inc.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fidelity Investments
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • MEDITECH
  • Merill Lynch
  • The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • PwC
  • State Street
  • US Army

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Babson College
  • Bentley University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fordham University
  • Merrimack College
  • Northeastern University
  • Pace University
  • Providence College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Notre Dame