Accounting & Finance

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Accounting and Finance Department

Students and Jeff Sohl in a round table discussion

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

  • Nontraditional student reaches goal
    Sokhna Aw ‘18 ‘19G always dreamed of going to college in America. Now, 19 years after she first arrived, the Senegal native has realized the rewards of that goal for the third time. A graduate of the Peter Paul College of Business and Economics, Aw spend three years...
    Nontraditional student reaches goal
    Sokhna Aw ‘18 ‘19G always dreamed of going to college in America. Now, 19 years after she first arrived, the Senegal native has realized the rewards of that goal for the third time. A graduate of the Peter Paul College of Business and Economics, Aw spend three years...
  • WalletHub on low interest credit cards
    Does it ever make sense to get a credit card with a low regular APR? (vs. a 0% credit card or paying in full)
    WalletHub on low interest credit cards
    Does it ever make sense to get a credit card with a low regular APR? (vs. a 0% credit card or paying in full)
  • 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.

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