Graduate with real-world skills and experience
The increased demand for accounting professionals means that students who pursue the business B.A. with an accounting option will have the opportunity to pursue an in-demand and lucrative career. Two internships provide real-world on-the-job experience.
What is the accounting option in business?
Created in response to the growing demand for accounting-trained graduates in public accounting firms and in industry, UNH Manchester's accounting option fulfills the requirements needed to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Local public accounting firms have voiced that there is increased need for accounting professionals—and that trend is also reflected nationally, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a 10% job growth rate between 2016 and 2026.
Why study accounting at UNH Manchester?
Located in the economic heart of New Hampshire, the accounting option at UNH Manchester was created so business graduates are qualified to take the CPA exam—a major step toward CPA licensure. Small class sizes offer you individualized attention from faculty, who bring years of industry experience to the classroom. In order to sit for the CPA exam in New Hampshire, you must have a bachelor's degree, 24 credits in business and 30 credits in accounting. The accounting option within the business B.A. fulfills these requirements and allows you to get real-world experience through two internships, preparing you for the opportunity to seek an in-demand and lucrative career.
Potential career areas
- Certified public accountant
- Commercial banker
- Credit manager
- External auditor
- FBI agent
- Internal auditor
- Loan officer administrator
- Tax accountant