Department of Accounting and Law

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The Department of Accounting and Law provides opportunities for an undergraduate education in accounting at the BS level. The program prepares students for a variety of professional examinations or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in accounting and business. 

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Accounting
  • Minor in Accounting

Graduate program:

Typically students start in entry level positions in public accounting with local, regional and international firms, private industry in banking, manufacturing, retail and service organizations, and local, state, and federal government agencies. The accounting curriculum prepares students for a number of professional examinations including the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and other certifications. It also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees such as the master of science in accounting, master of business administration (MBA), or master of taxation.

Mission 

The Cotsakos College of Business builds upon the diversity of the metropolitan region to prepare students for successful careers in business.  The College's programs incorporate academic excellence, experiential education, and professional enrichment, and are supported by the applied research of its faculty. 

 

Program Goals 
 

  1. Communication: Our students are able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context so they are prepared for a successful career in business. 
  2. Ethics and Social Responsibility: Our students are aware of issues of ethics and social responsibility (including sustainability) in business settings and understand how businesses can act in a socially responsible and ethical manner. 
  3. Decision Making: Our students are able to apply quantitative measures and analytical skills to make effective business decisions. 
  4. Group Work: Our students learn to work in groups to be prepared for a successful career in business. 
  5. Global Perspective: Our students have a global perspective on business. 
  6. Technology: Our students are knowledgeable about information technology in a business setting. 
  7. Business and Management Knowledge: Our student will be knowledgeable of core business concepts. 

 

Student Learning Outcomes 
 

  1. Our students can communicate effectively by giving a presentation in one-on-one and/or one-to-many (supported with technology such as PowerPoint) that meets professional expectations for delivery, use of visual aids, and organization. 
  2. Our students can communicate effectively via individual essays, short papers, business proposals, project reports, etc., that meet professional expectations for organization, spelling, grammar, general and business vocabulary use, and use of citations. 
  3. Our students can recognize whether businesses act in ethical and socially responsible (including sustainability) manner. 
  4. Our students can describe how businesses can act in a socially responsible and ethical manner. 
  5. Our students will demonstrate an ability to apply analytical skills to solve business problems. 
  6. Our students will effectively apply learned quantitative methods to reach appropriate business decisions. 
  7. Our students actively participate in group projects. 
  8. Our students apply basic interpersonal skills (e.g., collaboration, cooperation) in working with diverse teams. 
  9. Our students can identify components of the business environment (economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, social and cultural) throughout the world and understand their differences and similarities between global, regional, national and local levels. 
  10. Our students can adapt business strategies and tactics to make them suitable to address challenges and opportunities in markets throughout the world. 
  11. Our students can use information technology to build data sets and retrieve relevant business information for data driven decision making. 
  12. Our students can use standard business technology (including, but not necessarily limited to, products of the MS Office suite) to analyze business problems and offer recommendations. 
  13. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the multidisciplinary subject matter (depth and breadth) representative of undergraduate business education. 
  14. Students will be able to demonstrate competency (implementation) of appropriate tools/framework to analyze the business; recognition of the interaction among different business functions, utilization of financial information to draw insights and/or to support conclusions; application of novel insights from qualitative and quantitative analysis, and display a holistic approach to problem solving.