Accounting Undergraduate Major

Program Emphasis/Objective

The Accounting Department is one of the top programs in the country, offering a curriculum that emphasizes the leading developments in the field while utilizing the most current and practical technology. The UConn Accounting Program was the first in New England accredited by the International Association for Management Education (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Courses offered by the Accounting Department are designed to expose students to a wide range of issues related to analyzing and interpreting financial information. Emphasis is also placed on the use of accounting information both within the organization for managerial decision-making and outside the organization for investment decision-making. The Accounting Department also offers opportunities for experiential learning through both summer and winter internships, which are highly compensated.

Career Opportunities

The Accounting curriculum covers all the traditional educational experience areas necessary for entry into the accounting profession:

  • Financial Accounting – Study of accounting issues as they relate to published financial statements.
  • Managerial Accounting – Study of the techniques for decision-making using accounting information
  • Taxes and Assurance Services – Many of our accounting graduates embark on careers in the field of Public Accounting, specializing in either taxes or assurance services which allows them to obtain the experience necessary to qualify as a CPA after completion of the CPA examination. All Big 4 public accounting firms and all regional and local public accounting firms view UConn as a primary accounting recruiting school.

Students majoring in accounting may choose a curriculum that prepares them for professional examinations which are part of the certification procedures that lead to designation as a Certified Public Account (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Students preparing for the CPA examination should also apply for the Master of Science in Accounting program.
The Masters of Science program in Accounting is a 30-credit program beyond the traditional bachelor’s degree that is designed to meet the 150-hour education requirement for taking the CPA exam in Connecticut.

Academic Program

Specific criteria pertaining to admission to the School of Business Administration, details regarding graduation and degree requirements, course requirements, and course descriptions can be found in the University’s General Catalogue, available by visiting the University of Connecticut Website:


ACCT 2001 – Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2101 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3005 – Introduction to a Profession (1 credit)
ACCT 3201 – Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3202 – Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3221 – Cost Accounting
ACCT 3260 – Federal Income Taxes
ACCT 4203 – Advanced Accounting
ACCT 4243 – Assurance Services


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