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Students pursuing an Accounting degree at Curry College

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Earn the Accounting degree that really lets you focus on your passion. With a wide range of courses – many that are typically only offered in master’s programs, you can dive right into the field and see where your skills fit best.

Apply logical thinking to business and accounting practices, learn research analysis, and explore ethics in accounting. Analyze information systems, evaluate organizational system risks, and learn to communicate as an accounting professional.

With this degree, you will be qualified to sit for professional certification examinations, such as the CPA and the CMA. The program will also prepare you to pursue a graduate program in Accounting, Taxation, Business or Law, or you can jump right into a variety of accounting roles.

No matter which accounting career you choose, you’ll be ready to take on a variety of roles in the industry.

*Curry College Business Programs (excluding the Sport and Recreation Management major) are accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Courses you’ll love

Financial Planning
Forensic Accounting
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
International Accounting

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The Path to Your Dream Career

Accounting professionals are always in-demand, filling many roles at public and private companies, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant – Tax, Audit, and Advisory Roles
  • Compliance Officer
  • Controller
  • Credit/Financial Analyst
  • Financial/Management Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor/IT Auditor

Our Alumni in the Field

Our students are interning at leading public accounting and financial firms, including BDO and KPMG, to name just a few. Our Business alumni are leading teams at:

  • Biogen
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • CVS Health
  • Dunkin’ Brands
  • Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP
  • Hasbro
  • Massachusetts Court System
  • Ocean Spray
  • PUMA
  • Putnam Investments
  • Reebok
  • RSM
  • And more

Minimum Grade Policy for Business Department Majors/Minors:
This policy will apply to all majors and minors offered within the Business Department (Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, MIS, and Sport Management).

Students who are majoring or minoring in any program offered within the Business Department will be required to retake any pre-/ co-requisite, elective, or required course offered by the Business Department if they earn below a grade of a C. Students are allowed to waive this policy for their first two grades of C-. The third C- and any subsequent grades of a C- will have to be retaken. Although students are not required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 to be a Business Department major, students who receive a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to meet with the Academic Success Coordinator and commit to a specified plan for the following full semester to improve their grades.

Prerequisites:

BUS 1000 Intro to Business 3
BUS 1610 Economics: Macro 3
BUS 1611 Economics: Micro 3
MIS 1010 Managing with Information Systems 3
ACNT 1010 Financial Accounting
(Prerequisite: Math Assessment)
3
ACNT 1011 Managerial Accounting 3
Total: 18


Major Core Requirements:

ACNT 2010 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACNT 2011 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACNT 2020 Individual Federal Income Taxation 3
ACNT 2021 Business Entity Taxation 3
ACNT 2060 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 3
ACNT 3010 Cost Accounting 3
ACNT 3030 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
ACNT 3040 Advanced Accounting 3
ACNT 3050 Auditing 3
ACNT 3980 Senior Seminar: Accounting 3
BUS 2000 Management Theory and Practice 3
BUS 2150 Quantitative Methods and Analytics 3
BUS 2250 Business Law 3
BUS 2550 Operations Management 3
MRKT 2520 Marketing Management 3
BUS 2570 Financial Management 3
BUS 3930 Management of International Business 3
BUS 3950 Business Ethics Seminar 3
Total: 54


Prerequisite or Corequisites:

MATH 1150 Statistics I (for BUS 2150) 3

Minimum Grade Policy for Business Department Majors/Minors:
This policy will apply to all majors and minors offered within the Business Department (Accounting, Business Administration,
Marketing, MIS, and Sport Management).

Students who are majoring or minoring in any program offered within the Business Department will be required to retake any pre-/
co-requisite, elective, or required course offered by the Business Department if they earn below a grade of a C. Students are allowed
to waive this policy for their first two grades of C-. The third C- and any subsequent grades of a C- will have to be retaken. Although
students are not required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 to be a Business Department major, students who receive a cumulative GPA of
less than 2.5 will be required to meet with the Academic Success Coordinator and commit to a specified plan for the following full
semester to improve their grades.

ACNT 1010 Financial Accounting 3
ACNT 1011 Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 2010 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACNT 2011 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACNT 2020 Individual Income Taxation 3
ACNT 3010 Cost Accounting 3
ACNT 3050 Auditing 3
Total: 21

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students will be able to:

  1. Apply logical thinking and critical analysis to business and accounting practices.
  2. Evaluate specific accounting issues through research analysis.
  3. Assess ethical issues in the accounting profession.
  4. Analyze information systems through evaluation of process controls and organizational system risks within a business process.
  5. Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills in accounting.

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.