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Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Prepare for a Rewarding Career with an Accounting and Finance Bachelor’s Degree from a Top-Rated Program

Bridgewater State University’s undergraduate programs in the Department of Accounting and Finance educate you in the language of business, providing the necessary skills that will enable you to help drive the global economy in a number of different roles and industries. We offer an accounting and finance bachelor’s degree, with concentrations in accounting or finance, as well as a minor in accounting and finance.

Whether you choose to concentrate on a Bachelor of Science in accounting or Bachelor of Science in finance, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue careers that fuel the growth and profitability of premier organizations around the country and the world.

Accounting and Finance Undergraduate Program Highlights

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A cost-effective education ranks Bridgewater State University’s bachelor of science in accounting as the most affordable in the country, with a track record for producing graduates with first-time CPA exam pass rates that beat the national average.
Presentation at a conference room at Pricewaterhouse Coopers firm in Boston

Join clubs and make connections

If you’re earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance, you may be interested in joining the Accounting and Finance Club and BSU Investment Club. You’ll also be invited to attend valuable networking outings at Boston-based companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Street and Draft Kings.
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Benefit from smaller class sizes

Most classes in the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance program have an average of 22 students per class, meaning you’ll get a more personalized education and one-on-one attention from both professors and fellow students while studying for your BS in accounting and finance.

Close to Boston and its financial district

BSU is just a few miles from Boston, where hundreds of financial institutions and businesses are hiring interns and employees. They offer valuable opportunities to gain meaningful experience and make connections for life after attaining your accounting and finance bachelor’s degree.

On-the-job experience

As an undergraduate student in BSU’s Bachelor of Accounting and Finance, you’ll have a variety of opportunities for hands-on experiential learning with programs.

Flexibility to learn on your schedule

BSU’s College of Continuing Studies gives you maximum flexibility to complete your degree. The BS in accounting and finance programs may be taken on Bridgewater’s main campus during the day, or you may pursue your degree at night. Our night program follows the same requirements and curriculum as our day program, and many of our faculty members teach during the day as well as at night.

The BSU Trading Room

In the BSU Trading Room—the only one of its kind in Southeastern Massachusetts—you and other students in our Bachelor of Accounting and Finance programs will have direct access to Bloomberg terminals. These and other resources provide the ability to research corporations, create investment portfolios and track their investments with real market data.

Looking to transfer?

Did you know that 35% of BSU undergraduates enter as transfer students? Our dedicated Transfer Services staff will work with you to figure out how to transfer credits, which courses to take next, and how to settle in as a member of the BSU community.

Program of Study for Accounting and Finance

We offer two concentrations and a minor in accounting and finance. BSU’s Bachelor of Science in accountancy will prepare you for management-level positions in accounting, auditing and taxation, as well as the CMA and CPA exams. Our Bachelor of Science in finance prepares you for roles in banking and finance, as well as professional certifications such as the CFP or CFA. Our minor program enhances many other majors in the areas of business and finance.

Regardless of whether you choose the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or the minor in accounting and finance, you’ll benefit from coursework and activities such as these:

  • Bear BID: Mentored and guided by Ricciardi College of Business advisory board members, students compete for start-up funds with pitches for products and services.
  • Insurance and Risk Management: Bachelor of accounting students who complete this course with a B or better receive credit for CPCU 500, one of nine courses required to earn the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. This is one of the premier designations for professionals working in the insurance and risk management industries.
  • CUBEs (Collaborative University Business Experiences) program: Collaborate with real businesses on faculty-led projects as you work toward your bachelor’s degree in accounting.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

I've had the best undergraduate experience as an accounting and finance student at BSU. The faculty, staff, and students are very supportive and encouraging, which helped me gain more confidence in my major and look for opportunities to further my understanding of accounting. There are many scholarship, internship and research opportunities on campus. Make it your goal to be involved, because you will grow your connections that way.”
Majd Al Jurf, '21, G'23
Accounting and Finance, Accounting Concentration, BS

Careers in Accounting and Finance

When you complete your accounting and finance bachelor’s degree, a vast number of occupations may be available upon graduation. While some of these jobs might require more education, your bachelor’s degree in finance or BS in accounting from BSU will set you on the right path. Just a few of these professions include:

  • Controller
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Accounting Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Senior Tax Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Credit Analyst

You’ll find our alumni at State Street, Fidelity, Ernst & Young, J.P. Morgan Securities, KPMG and all of the major accounting firms in the Boston area.


of graduates in our bachelor of accounting and finance program have careers in their chosen or related field of business.

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Continue your education beyond your accounting and finance bachelor’s degree

We encourage all students who earn a bachelor of accounting and finance to continue their studies in one of our Accounting and Finance graduate programs, such as the Master of Science in Accountancy. An MSA can prepare you for management-level careers by advancing your skills providing you with an in-depth view of the accounting function within the larger scope of an organization.