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.
“CIS complements Accounting in a way that allows you to gain a full understanding of an accounting firm, while continuously adding skills that can be used in either field. The career development office provided a plethora of resources, including separate career fairs for CIS and Accounting students that allowed me to network and stay connected to a number of outstanding firms in the tristate area. I was able to land a summer leadership program with Deloitte, a Big Four Accounting Firm, which led to an internship followed by a full-time job offer before my graduation date.”Francesca Capasso '18BS in computer information systems and accounting
Faculty dedicated to student success
Quinnipiac’s School of Business professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While passionate scholars and accomplished in their own fields, teaching is their number one priority. Small class sizes, accessible professors with significant industry experience and a close-knit, diverse community create the kind of supporting, enriching environment that is rare. We are personally invested in seeking ways to help our students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.
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:
- 2018-19: 6
- 2017-18: 2
- 2016-17: 4
- 2015-16: 1
- 2014-15: 1
Total student enrollment in computer information systems and accounting in 2018–19: 8
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 88%
- 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 program graduates: $65,000