Accountants defined as much by character as business acumen

Our accounting majors gain not only exceptional skills and experiences, but also a moral compass and sense of compassion that sets them apart.

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Program Overview 

An accounting degree from Stonehill's Department of Accounting & Taxation prepares students for any number of challenging careers in a wide range of responsible positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations, including: 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Controller 
  • Accounting manager 
  • Internal auditor 
  • Forensic accountant 

The Curriculum 

We offer a broad-based accounting curriculum that educates the whole person, fosters lifelong learning and produces highly sought-after graduates. Companies that employ our accounting graduates often say their decision was based on our students’ wide portfolio of skills.  

We produce critical thinkers and effective communicators who can adapt to an ever-changing business environment. 

Recent Accolades

Organizations involved in assessing U.S. colleges and universities continually cite Stonehill as being among the best in the nation when it comes to value, outcomes and a commitment to making the world a better place. See full list of accolades.

AACSB Accredited

Stonehill’s business program is accredited by AACSB International, placing us within an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than 6% of the world’s business schools.

Sample Courses

First-Year Business Experience

BUS 101
Through structured business simulation, students are introduced to the disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, oral and written case analyses, oral presentations, teamwork current events and interaction with guest speakers. The course also includes discussions of ethical practices, historical and global issues affecting today’s organizations. Only open to First Year Students.

Introduction to Data Analytics

BUS 201
Introduction to the theory and practice of data analytics. This course exposes students to the range of applications across fields and provides rudimentary coverage of data structures, simple data queries, the types and goals of analytic models and modern visualization. Lecture, exercises, projects and guest speakers.

Business Ethics: Moral Perspectives and Business Decisions

BUS 334
Examines moral perspectives for business and firms, and applies them to real world phenomena. Focuses on the business decisions to embrace ethical consideration and provide social impacts. Extensive use of case discussion and team assignments. Topics include ethical reasoning, stakeholder management, corporate governance, socially responsible investment, environmental sustainability, and moral issues in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing.

Where Our Graduates Work 

Stonehill’s accounting graduates go on to work at a range of notable organizations. Continue exploring where Stonehill graduates work.

At Stonehill, professors focus on building in students the most important qualities that businesses look for so that we stand out.

By the Numbers

Stonehill graduates benefit from a strong academic foundation and access to an extensive suite of experiential learning opportunities. The result this year is that within six months of graduating, 96 percent of Class of 2023 accounting majors were employed or accepted into graduate school.


The median salary of a Stonehill accounting student in the Class of 2023, six months after graduating.


The placement rate for Stonehill accounting students in the Class of 2023, six months after graduating

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Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree With a Master's Degree in Business

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in five years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in marketing or data analytics during their senior year.

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Department Contact

Alex C. Yen

Alex C. Yen

Associate Professor of Accounting, Accounting & Taxation Department Chair