Accounting for Our Differences

Professor Solange Lopes is on a mission to eliminate social barriers that interfere with her accounting students’ ability to maximize their intellectual and professional assets.

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Program Overview 

An accounting degree from Stonehill's Meehan School of Business 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. 

AACSB Accredited

Our Business Administration Department is accredited by AACSB International, placing us within an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than 5% 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.

Corporate Financial Reporting

BUS 324
Examination of the corporate reporting process from the point of view of the financial statement user. Emphasizes understanding the information that corporations are required to provide stockholders; interpreting the meaning of this information: and assessing how this information is used by investors. Focuses on the concept of earning quality and involves the extensive use of cases.

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.

By the Numbers

The early career salaries for graduates of Stonehill's accounting program are among the highest in their fields.

Top 5% of highest paid grads

Top 5% of highest paid grads with a major in Accounting, according to College Factual

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

Pair Your Degree with a Master’s Degree

Pair your degree with a master’s in integrated marketing communications or data analytics. Our master’s programs provide you with the skills the market demands and partner well with several majors on campus. You can also pursue graduate-level courses as an elective during your senior year at Stonehill.

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.

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Graduates of our Accounting Program hone their skills in the industry’s biggest firms and often use that experience to launch a sweeping array of successful business endeavors.

Program Contact

Glen R. Ilacqua

Glen R. Ilacqua

Associate Professor of Accounting, Accounting Program Director
MB208 (Meehan School of Business)