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Department Overview

The accounting program prepares its graduates for professional careers in public, corporate, and governmental accounting, and for advanced graduate study in accounting. The program provides the background necessary in areas of accounting such as financial reporting, auditing, taxation, cost management, budgeting, accounting information systems, and management advisory services.

Accounting is often considered to be the "language of business." Managers of companies use accounting information to help them with planning, controlling, and decision-making activities associated with their organizations. The accounting program within the Accounting Department of the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University prepares its graduates for challenging positions in the business world. Alumni of our program currently have industry positions such as auditors in public accounting firms, internal auditors in insurance companies, management accountants in manufacturing firms, accountants in both State and Federal government agencies (including positions as special agents for the FBI), and management consultants in consulting firms.

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Department Chairperson
Dr. Lawrence P. Grasso
Office: RVAC 449-02



Accounting Society Club

Accounting Major Requirements

Accounting Course Sequence

Accounting Transfer Student Guide

Accounting Returning CCSU Alumni

Accounting Non-Matriculated Students

Accounting Internships

Accounting Internship Academic Requirements

Accounting Internship Goals and Objective

Accounting Internship Learning Objectives

CCSU Internship Contract

CCSU Securing an internship

The American Institute of CPAs

The Connecticut Society of CPAs

Becoming a CPA

The Institute of Management Accountants

Becoming a CMA (Certified Management Accountant)



All of the faculty within the Accounting Department have practical business experience to supplement their academic degrees. The practical business experience enables the faculty to bring into the classroom what goes on in the real business world. On the academic side, our faculty have doctorate degrees from universities such as Arizona State University, Oklahoma State University, Michigan State University, Kent State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Kansas. Besides their emphasis on excellence in classroom teaching, most of our faculty are involved in additional activities such as writing college textbooks, publishing articles in professional journals, presenting research papers at national professional conferences, and performing consulting work for business firms in the Hartford area.