Accounting & Finance

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

Le Emily Xu, Interim Chair of Accounting and Finance
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: (603) 862-3318
Email: Emily.Xu@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

  • Q&A with M.S. Finance student, Michelle Burke '21G, from Plaistow, N.H.
    Michelle Burke has nearly 15 years of work experience and decided to return to college to get her master's degree to learn more about financial theory and anlytics and how to apply that to making strategic business decision to help guide leardership. Q. Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you...
    Q&A with M.S. Finance student, Michelle Burke '21G, from Plaistow, N.H.
    Michelle Burke has nearly 15 years of work experience and decided to return to college to get her master's degree to learn more about financial theory and anlytics and how to apply that to making strategic business decision to help guide leardership. Q. Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you...
  • Q&A with M.S. Finance student, Abhishek Hehta ’21, from Ahmedabad, India
    Abhishek Hehta grew up in India observing his family working the the finance industry. Getting a graduate degree in finance was a path from him to deepen his knowledge in the field and Paul College presented a reputable academic program along with great supports and co-curricular and pre-...
    Q&A with M.S. Finance student, Abhishek Hehta ’21, from Ahmedabad, India
    Abhishek Hehta grew up in India observing his family working the the finance industry. Getting a graduate degree in finance was a path from him to deepen his knowledge in the field and Paul College presented a reputable academic program along with great supports and co-curricular and pre-...
  • Svetlana Petrova, Assistant Professor of Finance
    Congratulations to Svetlana Petrova for being the 1st place best-paper award winner at the 2020 NBEA Conference. Svetlana’s paper on insider trading before cyberattack hits is being picked up all over the internet. Read an example from ...
    Svetlana Petrova, Assistant Professor of Finance
    Congratulations to Svetlana Petrova for being the 1st place best-paper award winner at the 2020 NBEA Conference. Svetlana’s paper on insider trading before cyberattack hits is being picked up all over the internet. Read an example from ...
  • Michael Swack, Research Professor of Economics at Paul College and Director of the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy
    On October 22, 2019, Swack received the 2019 Net Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. The Award is the highest individual honor available in the field of community development, a field that Swack helped define.
    Michael Swack, Research Professor of Economics at Paul College and Director of the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy
    On October 22, 2019, Swack received the 2019 Net Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. The Award is the highest individual honor available in the field of community development, a field that Swack helped define.
  • Paul College students benefit from Changemaker opportunities
    Nate Richard ’22, a finance and sustainability dual major from Doylestown, Pa., recently spent a semester in Boston as a Semester in the City fellow at the nonprofit Family Aid Boston (FAB), which works directly with families to provide affordable housing...
    Paul College students benefit from Changemaker opportunities
    Nate Richard ’22, a finance and sustainability dual major from Doylestown, Pa., recently spent a semester in Boston as a Semester in the City fellow at the nonprofit Family Aid Boston (FAB), which works directly with families to provide affordable housing...

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