The accounting program at the University of Providence offers a major, a minor in accounting, and an accounting track in the Master of Science in Organizational Management.
The objective of the major in accounting is to provide those students who desire a major in accounting with the educational background necessary for lifelong learning and a rewarding career in the accounting profession.
The objective of the minor in accounting is to provide students who do not intend to major in accounting with the basis for understanding the role accounting plays in the business world today.
The objective of the accounting track in the masters of Master of Science in Organizational Management is to further student understanding of both accounting and management, and to provide students with the ability to obtain the needed credits for licensure.
The curriculum offered attempts to blend the conceptual and practical. Exposure to the underlying conceptual framework of accounting provides a basis of dealing with emerging accounting issues, while examination of technical pronouncements enables students to gain insight into practical issues encountered in an accounting environment. The curriculum strives to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Accounting is expected to grow 11% by 2024, which is faster than average for all occupations. As the economy grows, more workers will be needed to prepare and examine financial records.
The degree programs offered at the University will prepare students for a wide variety of jobs available in the business world. Students will receive the skills needed to seek professional certifications to work in the public accounting fields, as well as private industry, including not-for-profit and government entities. The certifications that the students will qualify to seek are the Uniform CPA Exam, which will aid them in careers in both public accounting, and in private industry. Students who do not wish public certification will also have the necessary credentials to seek certifications such as; CMA (Certified Management Accounting), CFM (Certified in Financial Management), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).
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The program at the University of Providence offers students an opportunity to studying accounting from faculty who have experiences in the field of study and bring to the classroom real life examples of accounting principles. The faculty is known in the community and has a network of professionals who offer internship opportunities that allow students to explore the accounting field and to apply the knowledge they are gaining in the classroom. With small classroom size, the students have access to the faculty for career guidance and development.