The Department of Accounting and Finance prepares students for careers in this field. Programs provide a strong theoretical foundation while emphasizing practical application.
Students participate in experiential learning activities such as internships with public accounting firms, the Accounting Student Association, and the Atkins Investment Group—a student-run organization involved in managing an all-equity portfolio of approximately $50,000.
Undergraduate Accounting Option
The undergraduate Accounting Option prepares students for a career in accounting and for certification exams, such as CPA, as well as entrance to our Master of Science in Accounting program.
Undergraduate Finance Option
The undergraduate Finance Option exposes students to all three major branches of finance: investments, corporate, and financial institutions. It also helps students planning to sit for the CFA exam.
Graduate Degree Programs
The department offers a Concentration in Finance in most MBA programs and a Master of Science in Accounting program. Launched in 2000, the MSA program draws from among the best students at the University and maintains a virtually perfect placement record. Obtaining a Master's degree is a necessary requirement for taking the CPA exam in most states, including Massachusetts and Maine. Check out Wild Accountants, the MSA newsletter.
Promising entrepreneurs hoping to win this year’s record $25,000 Holloway Prize – the oldest business plan competition in the state and one of the first in the nation – will vie in the first stage of the competition this April, having only 10 minutes to make their best first impression.
Fifteen teams of students will compete in the Bud Albin Challenge Round, the semi-final round of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition. The semi-final round will be held Friday, April 26, 2013, during the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference. The business plan competition runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Peter T...
John Hasseldine, associate professor of accounting and finance at the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, has been appointed as an external fiscal expert to the International Monetary Fund and has assisted with the IMF’s work on developing a model and estimating the tax gap for the Value Added Tax (VAT)...
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is offering tax preparation help to low-income residents.
The students, all accounting majors, are certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a collaboration among the university, Internal Revenue Service, Northeast Credit Union and...
By STEPHEN J. CICCONE; IN the first three weeks or so of trading this year, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a measure of the broad market, has climbed more than 4 percent — and on Jan. 18, in fact, closed at its highest level since December 2007. Last January, the S.&P. 500 rose 4.4 percent — a blistering...
Soon, the student-run Atkins Investment Group — a select team of undergraduates that manages a portfolio valued at more than $100,000 — may also consider sustainability when deciding which stocks to buy. Next week, two members of the group will attempt to sell the other 33 on the merits of sustainable investing. The...