Accounting & Finance

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Accounting and Finance Department

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The Department of Accounting and Finance prepares students for careers in this field. Programs provide a strong theoretical foundation while emphasizing practical application. This department coordinates the B.S. Business Administration major Accounting and Finance options, the M.S. Accounting program, and the MBA Finance specialization.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers bachelor of science degree programs in business administration, economics and hospitality management. Students enrolled in business administration can choose to follow a recommended course sequence for concentration in Accounting or Finance. More information about the Business Administration major in general is available here. For more information about the Accounting and Finance Options, see:

Graduate Degree Programs

Contact Information

Stephen Ciccone, Chair of Accounting and Finance
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: (603) 862-3343
Email: Stephen.Ciccone@unh.edu


Sinthy Kounlasa, Administrative Assistant III
Phone: (603) 862-3380
Email: Sinthy.Kounlasa@unh.edu


Undergraduate Programs Office
Phone: (603) 862-3885
Fax: (603) 862-4468


Rebecca Barbour, Director of Graduate Programs
Phone: (603) 862-1367
Email: rebecca.barbour@unh.edu


University of New Hampshire
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Accounting & Finance Department
10 Garrison Avenue, Room 336
Durham, NH 03824-3593

Explore Option Details

  • International lens on board structure reveals dynamics beyond director independence
    He and his coauthors looked at what happened when U.S. company boards included “island directors”, i.e., people who also sit on the boards of off-shore companies, and found these U.S. companies engaged in significantly higher levels of tax avoidance.
    International lens on board structure reveals dynamics beyond director independence
    He and his coauthors looked at what happened when U.S. company boards included “island directors”, i.e., people who also sit on the boards of off-shore companies, and found these U.S. companies engaged in significantly higher levels of tax avoidance.
  • A study by Paul College researchers answers “yes,” but suggests many could do more
    “Our study also provides a direct measure of taxes exempted that is lacking in previous studies because of the unique tax structure in New Hampshire, allowing for direct measurement of taxes avoided,” Ragland says.
    A study by Paul College researchers answers “yes,” but suggests many could do more
    “Our study also provides a direct measure of taxes exempted that is lacking in previous studies because of the unique tax structure in New Hampshire, allowing for direct measurement of taxes avoided,” Ragland says.
  • As cash-to-assets ratios grow, companies look to lock in talent and send a message to would-be poachers
    “The tip off for me came in 2010 when Google gave its employees an across-the-board raise of 10 percent to prevent them from jumping over to Facebook,” He recalls.
    As cash-to-assets ratios grow, companies look to lock in talent and send a message to would-be poachers
    “The tip off for me came in 2010 when Google gave its employees an across-the-board raise of 10 percent to prevent them from jumping over to Facebook,” He recalls.
  • Ask the Experts with Stephen Ciccone
    How important is it for students with no credit history to get a credit card? It’s very important for several reasons. Perhaps most importantly, students can start to establish their credit history through a credit card. This will help them later on when they need loans, for example, an auto loan,...
    Ask the Experts with Stephen Ciccone
    How important is it for students with no credit history to get a credit card? It’s very important for several reasons. Perhaps most importantly, students can start to establish their credit history through a credit card. This will help them later on when they need loans, for example, an auto loan,...
  • Master’s of Science in Accounting
    I transferred here my freshmen year. I had no clue what I wanted to do, and kind of blew it my freshman year. But during my time at Paul I got more involved in the college. I found mentorship all around me, and I started to shift gears dramatically. I went from someone with no work ethic or desire...
    Master’s of Science in Accounting
    I transferred here my freshmen year. I had no clue what I wanted to do, and kind of blew it my freshman year. But during my time at Paul I got more involved in the college. I found mentorship all around me, and I started to shift gears dramatically. I went from someone with no work ethic or desire...

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