If working with financial transactions and learning more about how businesses, organizations and government agencies work sounds interesting to you, then consider majoring in accounting at Stonehill.

Transform Your Accounting Career with a Degree from the Meehan School of Business

Accounting majors attend the Meehan School of Business at Stonehill. The School provides the tools and teaching that allows students to recognize and seize opportunities in a rapidly evolving global economy. Opened in August 2019, the new state-of-the-art $35 million business school offers cutting edge technology and adaptive, modern classrooms and collaboration spaces. The Meehan School blends an undergraduate business education with a rigorous program in the liberal arts that emphasize experiential learning, leadership opportunities and creative thinking to sharpen more than a student’s business instincts.

Stonehill's business program program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned it.

Why Major in Accounting? Here’s Why.

Majoring in accounting opens the door to a wide range of career options in a field with ever-expanding growth potential. 

Stonehill accounting graduates earn the opportunity to hone their skills on the front lines in major accounting firms and then parlay that experience in careers that range from doing business analysis at a major media outlet to charting strategies at a multinational corporation.

As an accounting major, you will:

  • Build relationships with faculty mentors. Learn from professors who are actively engaged in accounting and provide top-notch career and academic advising.
  • Choose from a wide-range of course offerings. Explore different accounting career tracks, including certified public accountant (CPA), controller, accounting manager, internal auditor and forensic accountant.
  • Sharpen your skills. Hone your writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills throughout the program.
  • Tailor your experience. Follow your interests and take advantage of opportunities for student-facilitated research, challenging internships and community-based learning experiences.
  • Become qualified. Graduate knowing that you are qualified to enter a variety of postgraduate opportunities.

An Accounting Degree Enhanced by Its Emphasis on the Liberal Arts

At Stonehill, we believe a holistic approach to education, one that’s guided by the principles of education and faith, is the best way to prepare our students for the “real world.” Stonehill students grow into global citizens who value knowledge, integrity and compassion as they seek to create a more just society.

Stonehill accounting majors learn to think critically and analyze information effectively. By studying major and non-major courses, they develop and strengthen their minds to think within and across a variety of disciplines – a skill that will serve them over their lifetimes. 

At Stonehill we were able to take enriching liberal arts courses. When you get out in the business world, you can’t have just your accounting hat on. You get a lot thrown at you and you have to adapt quickly. Stonehill equipped me with the skills that now allow me to juggle a lot of balls at the same time.

The Accounting Major Advantage: How It Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

The Accounting program in the Meehan School of Business at Stonehill College has long attracted many of the Northeast’s best students and our graduates have achieved some of the highest CPA exams in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Accounting students at Stonehill benefit from faculty with experience in the industry who are dedicated to providing a level of teaching and advising that positions graduates to thrive in the field.

Our accounting majors find work in major accounting firms, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies and businesses in every sector of the economy.

Learn more about the career paths of accounting majors

Career Development Resources

Stonehill Career Development offers extensive assistance to accounting students who are making academic degree and career decisions and applying to graduate school, as well as assistance finding internships, mentors and postgraduate service opportunities.

Tailor Your Experience: How Accounting Majors Can Customize Their Education for Maximum Success

The beauty of Stonehill’s low student-teacher ratio is that it allows for individualized attention in the classroom and opportunities to collaborate in the field. In addition to learning basic principles in the core business and accounting courses, accounting majors are encouraged to participate in multiple experiential learning opportunities such as internships.

Directed Study Opportunities

Our flexible accounting curriculum allows students to collaborate with trusted faculty members to develop a Directed Study program for academic credit. Directed Study is a chance to complete an in-depth investigation that is closely guided by a faculty member who shares similar interests.

Accounting Internship Opportunities for Aspiring Professionals

The Accounting program’s objectives are met by coupling required and elective courses with opportunities to complete internships, which give students a competitive advantage and a professional network when launching their careers.

  • Andersen Tax (formerly WTAS)
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Cyber Ark
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Eastern Bank
  • EMC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Hologic
  • John Hancock
  • KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rachel Zoe Industries (LA)
  • Reebok International
  • State Street Global Advisors 
  • Talbots
  • Washington, D.C., Metro Police

I participated in a 10-week rotation at Goldman Sachs. I worked on the NASDAQ trading floor and performed research on foreign currency markets to help traders invest appropriately. I loved being at the heart of the financial center of the world. My experience gave me perspective on how the market really works.

Accounting Research Opportunities

As an accounting major, you’ll have the opportunity to do undergraduate or independent research, if you choose.

Independent Research is an opportunity for students to expand on Stonehill’s curriculum. A student who wants to do his or her own self-directed research, with helpful guidance from a faculty member when needed, generally pursues an Independent Research project. Student-led and –designed, these projects earn academic credit, can last a semester or more, and often help students to define their postgraduate interests and future goals.

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is an opportunity for accounting students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

SURE projects help students define and solidify career choices and provide a competitive advantage when applying to graduate school. Many participants also go on to co-publish results in professional journals or present research conclusions at regional and national conferences.

Educating the Whole Person

At the end of the four years it takes to major in accounting at Stonehill, accounting students will have not only completed courses in their chosen interest, but they will have also had the opportunity to participate in research, internship and/or externship programs. And because Stonehill College educates the whole person, each graduate will be prepared to think, act and lead with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world.