Accounting

Our accounting program, ranked No. 4 in the country by College Factual, is renowned for educating professionals who play a crucial role in the success of their organizations. Our graduates are prepared to excel because they possess first-rate communication skills and understand a complete range of business functions.

Accounting at Bryant

The way that organizations conduct business and the role of accountants in organizations has changed dramatically. To be an effective leader in the current business environment, accountants must be knowledgeable in a wide range of disciplines. They  must be business people first, as well as accomplished communicators.

Our program, ranked No. 4 in the country by College Factual, is designed to meet the challenges posed by such changes. It provides the basic background for the major professional examinations. In addition, qualified undergraduate students are eligible to take up to two graduate courses during their senior year to get a head start on completing the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program.

xTax team competes in national finals

For the second time in four years, Bryant’s xTAX team was named one of the country's best and headed to compete in the national finals of xTAX, a taxation case competition that is part of the annual xTREME Games sponsored by PwC. The Bryant team faced off against teams from Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, Brigham Young University, and Binghamton University.

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Paying it forward with support for new AIC

“He was never just my professor,” Jeffrey Fryer ’91 MST says of Accounting Professor Michael Lynch. “Our relationship was more about the personal connection we had and his commitment in mentoring me.”

Alumni family business benefits from Bryant class project

For Rosalie (Spallone) Morrison ’86 and daughter Michela '16, hands-on learning was a two-way street as team launched clothing boutique.

Catching up with Jay Ryan '84, CFO, King Street Capital Management

It was no surprise to anyone when he moved from auditor to product controller to public accountant to chief financial officer of a private hedge fund operating on Wall Street.

The concentration

The accounting curriculum provides a flexible program of study relevant to all areas of accounting. Electives and internships permit you to pursue areas of specific interests. The program also provides the basic background for the major professional examinations (i.e., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A., C.F.M., and C.I.S.A.).

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Our Faculty

Our faculty members include a retired Big Four partner and others who have had successful careers in Big Four and regional accounting firms, major corporations, small businesses, and government. We also maintain the highest academic qualifications and regularly publish in scholarly and professional journals.

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The MPAc

After graduation, you may choose to pursue the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc). This program was developed by Bryant faculty and the region’s top accounting professionals as a fifth-year accelerated graduate degree option that allows you to finish the 150-hour prerequisite and sit earlier for the CPA exam.

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