Department of Accounting & Finance
Student Centered. Career Focused.
The Department of Accounting and Finance at Bridgewater State University immerses students in the language of business, providing them with the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to drive the global economy. Through their coursework, students establish a strong foundation in key areas of accounting and finance, and pursue careers that fuel the growth and profitability of premier organizations.
We offer an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance (BS), with the option for a concentration in either Accounting or Finance – and three graduate-level programs, including a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) and graduate certificates in Accounting or Finance. Our faculty members have extensive backgrounds in the field and bring their professional experience into the classroom, collaborating with students to build their knowledge through hands-on learning and practical applications.
Students complete the Accounting program prepared to excel on CPA and CMA exams and are encouraged to continue their studies in our master’s program. BSU’s Accounting program has consistently maintained a high CPA exam pass rate and has twice earned the highest pass rate of all Massachusetts institutions for graduate-level, first-time CPA exam takers. The program is recognized nationally as among the most affordable by AccountingEdu.org.
Those completing the Finance program are prepared for success in numerous financial positions. As part of their coursework, students gain Bloomberg certification and can also earn one part of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, one of the top credentials for risk management and insurance industry professionals. The program’s close ties to the Boston CPCU Chapter and other professional organizations in the region provide additional opportunities for students to interact with professionals in the field and embark on rewarding careers.
BSU's accounting program was recognized by Accounting Edu for its affordability, quality, and strong CPA exam pass rates.
Zachary Curtis, '18 is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Senior Student Recognition Award and scholarships from Bridgewater Savings Bank and the Patricia (Quinn) Bartlett, ’67, Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Christopher Ernest, G'07, is a partner at BlumShapiro, a business advisory firm with offices throughout New England.