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 in Accounting (Master of Science in Accountancy), Finance (Graduate Certificate) and Accounting (Graduate Certificate). 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 benefit from BSU’s prime location near Boston, the third largest financial market in the world.
Students complete the 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. Our graduates succeed in a range of professions including corporate and public accounting, auditing, taxation, banking, investments, financial planning, cash management and international finance.
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.