In the digital age, the languages of business and technology are mutually inclusive. Dual competency doubles your skill set, and positions you for success in a multitude of roles. We’ll teach you to design and maintain financial databases, assess the cost of hardware and software, and manage teams of IT professionals. These skills are crucial to commercial businesses, hospitals, banks, law offices and nonprofit organizations.
As the architect of a company’s technological infrastructure, you’ll implement and secure its accounting information system. You’ll ensure that financial information is accurate and accessible to managers, CFOs, auditors and others. These responsibilities prepare you for leadership roles as an information technology accountant, systems auditor, IT director and chief information officer.
Internships with companies such as Aetna, BBC America, The Hartford and United Technologies help you hone your skills and prepare you for immediate employment in the area of your interest.
A strong educational background is just one of the keys you'll need to succeed in the business world, but gaining experience while completing your studies is what will set you apart in the job market. Our vast internship program will give you hands-on experience working with local, national and international corportations and will properly prepare you to make to change from student to professional. Plus, you can also earn academic credits to put towards your degree.
Visit our career development page to learn more about our internship program and to see some of the compaanies students have worked with.
“The CIS and accounting program has opened up many future career opportunities for me. As a sophomore, I received internship offers from Fortune 500 Companies such as Eversource Energy, Aflac, and Stanley Black & Decker. For the summer of my junior year, I secured an internship at Grant Thornton, a major national accounting firm. My experiences have shown me that employers in every industry are extremely interested in the unique and varied skill set that my program offers. My experiences have been challenging, but I know they will be well worth the effort.”Matthew Pinciaro '20Computer information systems and accounting major
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting Curriculum
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and accounting by completing the requirements of the University Curriculum, the Business Core Curriculum, and specific requirements outlined below for a total of 128 credits. Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of a B- in the following courses to receive credit: AC 211, AC 212, AC 305, AC 306 and AC 307. A Computer Information Systems/Accounting major earning a grade below B- in any of these courses must repeat the course. In addition, Computer Information Systems/Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of C- in all other accounting and law courses.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Accounting Course Work|
|AC 305||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|AC 306||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|AC 307||Intermediate Accounting III||3|
|AC 323||Cost Accounting||3|
|AC 335||Accounting Systems||3|
|AC 411||Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|AC 412||Advanced Auditing||3|
|AC 431||Federal Income Taxation of Individuals||3|
|AC 432||Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities||3|
|Computer Information Systems Course Work|
|CIS 125||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|CIS 245||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CIS 301||Enterprise Systems||3|
|CIS 351||Database Programming and Design||3|
|CIS 440||IT Project Management||3|
|CIS 484||Information Systems Internship||3|
|CIS 490||Computer Information Systems Capstone||3|
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and Number of Graduates
Number of computer information systems and accounting program graduates:
- 2017-18: 6
- 2016-17: 4
- 2015-16: 1
- 2014-15: 1
- 2013-14: 1
Total student enrollment in accounting in 2017-2018: 16
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for computer information system and accounting program graduates: N/A