More than just “keeping the books,” accountants track, analyze and interpret financial information, and their insights inform critical business decisions.

The accounting program at Emmanuel is ahead of the curve, providing the opportunity to explore the impact of advanced technologies and preparing you for the future of accounting by incorporating analytical and data visualization tools in to the curriculum. In addition to a foundation of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and assurance, you will complement your studies with courses in economics, organizational behavior, operations and analytics, with an eye on honing the professional values and ethical behavior needed to be a leader in the field.

A First-Class Experience

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School of Business & Management Opens Finance & Analytics Lab

Workstations equipped with industry-leading software applications allow expanded hands-on learning opportunities for students in economics, finance, accounting, data analytics and marketing.

Meet the Faculty

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The Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a B.S. in Accounting

  • ACCT1201 Financial Accounting (QA) (QR)
  • ACCT2201 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT2203 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT2204 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT2206 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT3203 Auditing and Assurance Services
  • ACCT3296 Accounting Internship
  • ACCT3411 Federal Income Taxes
  • ACCT3413 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT4201 Advanced Accounting
  • ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • MATH1118 Introduction to Statistics with R(QA) (QR)
  • MATH1111 Calculus I (QA)(QR) OR MATH1121 Applied Mathematics for Management (QA) (QR)*
  • MGMT1101 Introduction to Business
  • MGMT2301 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT2307 Organizational Behavior (SA) (SS) (DM)
  • MGMT3210 Business Analytics
  • MGMT3302 Operations Management
  • MGMT3305 Financial Management
  • *Students with a strong math background may take MATH1111 Calculus I or MATH1112 Calculus II

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Accounting:

  • 1. ACCT1201 Financial Accounting (QA) (QR)
  • 2. ACCT2201 Managerial Accounting
  • 3. ACCT2203 Intermediate Accounting I
  • 4. ACCT2204 Intermediate Accounting II
  • 5.-6. Choose two from the following courses: 
  • ACCT2206 Cost Accounting 
  • ACCT3411 Federal Income Tax
  • ACCT3413 Accounting Information Systems 

At the completion of the Accounting Major, students will:

  1. Demonstrate professional values and ethical behavior in accordance with various codes of professional conduct while considering a broad range of stakeholders.
  2. Evaluate internal and external contributors’ impact on performance, governance, reporting, sustainability, and compliance.
  3. Predict outcomes and capitalize on the diverse skills and backgrounds within a team to optimize innovative problem solving.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication and accept personal responsibility for soliciting and managing the receipt of feedback.
  5. Integrate developed competencies and skill sets, and design strategies for managing conflicts faced by professionals in an increasingly complex and interdisciplinary workplace.
  6. Collect, store, process and analyze information to be shared with various stakeholders through the preparation and presentation of external and internal reports in accordance with professional standards.
  7. Appraise the world's economic, social, cultural, and technological impact on accounting and business decision-making through the application of the liberal arts and sciences.
  8. Create opportunities to promote change, challenge assumptions, offer a different perspective, encourage experimentation, and strengthen positive thinking.
  9. Conduct research with professional skepticism, validate and analyze data for accuracy, uncover patterns and correlations, and provide visual context.

Preparing for a career and lifelong learning

"I knew I wanted smaller class sizes to allow me to form strong connections with my professors and peers." -Jasmin Desrosiers '24

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Along with areas of knowledge and major requirements, you will cultivate essential values in the classroom and complete two courses in each area:

  • Social Justice (SJ): Develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation to participate beneficially in activities of personal and public concern.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism (DM): Understand the complexity of identity the historical truths of different cultural perspectives to address bias and examine contemporary social issues. 

One hundred percent of Emmanuel students complete an internship as part of the core curriculum. In a city as dynamic as Boston, your options are bound only by the limits of your curiosity.

Students from the School of Business & Management intern at all Big 4 accounting agencies, major financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, and creative agencies and cultural organizations such as Hill Holliday and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In all majors, the Capstone Experience involves completing a significant piece of work that requires the integration and application of learning from multiple courses.

For students in the School of Business & Management, capstone courses blend theory and practice, with experiences ranging from live case consulting, research and analysis on current industry topics, the assessment of company performance and strategy and thesis presentations.

Related Programs

The Business Department also offers a major in Management with a concentration in Accounting