Accounting

Accounting Department Mission

The Accounting Department seeks to provide students with an education that focuses on the common body of accounting knowledge, and the development and application of skills needed for entry into their profession.

Why study accounting at Western Connecticut State University?

A recent survey of graduates of the Ancell School of Business indicated that ninety-three percent of accounting graduates were satisfied that the WCSU accounting education prepared them for their career.

Small class size helps students learn and interact with professors.

Salaries of the most recent graduating class were very good. Two-thirds of the graduates were offered salaries in the $40,000 to $50,000 range; one third received salaries in the $30,000 to $39,999 range.

What is accounting?

Accounting is the language of business and is a process of measuring, recording, classifying, and summarizing financial data that will be useful in making economic decisions. The users of accounting information include owners of the business, creditors that have loaned money to the entity, labor unions, and taxing authorities.

Career opportunities in accounting

There are many career paths for accounting graduates. Our graduates are employed by public accounting firms and pursue the professional certification in public accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Others prefer employment with corporations and pursue professional certifications in managerial accounting, Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA). There are career opportunities in accounting, forensics, tax,  management advisory services, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, internal auditing, cost management, and financial analysis.

Accounting department programs of study

Accounting Faculty

Student Accounting Society

Advisor: Scott McGregor

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