Accounting-Finance

A major is offered in Accounting-Finance. A minor is offered in either Accounting or Finance to students majoring in one of the other areas within the Business Administration Division.

The Franklin Pierce Difference

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The role of financial management has substantially increased in global business. The challenge of unpredictable economic turns, fluctuating interest rates, inflation and disinflation, and other complex forces at work in today's economy have generated the need for top-level managers possessing solid financial skills.

Graduates who major in Accounting - Finance will find new and challenging employment opportunities at all levels of corporate management. They are prepared for today's business environments that
demand efficiency, accuracy and financial transparency.

At Franklin Pierce, students can select either the Accounting Track or Finance Track within the Major. Students gain the technical skills required for careers in financial management, in an environment with small classes and close relationships with professors.

The liberal arts core at Franklin Pierce University helps Accounting - Finance students become effective communicators, disciplined thinkers, creative problem solvers and solid contributors to a management team. This provides a competitive advantage in today's business climate and helps Franklin Pierce graduates make significant contributions in their jobs, careers and the general field of accounting and finance. .

Course Details

The Accounting - Finance Major combines a basic liberal arts education with strong preparation for a career in either accounting or finance. Coursework combines concepts from economics, accounting, finance, domestic and global markets, and related areas. Internships and independent research projects help students apply their learning to real-life scenarios and build contacts with professionals in the accounting - finance field. Students pursuing the Accounting Track study subjects including investment analysis, income tax and auditing. The Finance Track addresses such topics as banking, managerial finance and real estate investments. .

Internships and independent research projects help students apply their learning to real-life scenarios and build contacts with professionals in the accounting-finance field.

Want to know more?

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Contact

Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
1.800.437.0048
admissions@franklinpierce.edu

FACULTY

Jeanne Gerard
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Chair, Division of Business Administration
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S., State University of New York, Albany
M.S., Bank Street College
C.P.A.
gerardj@franklinpierce.edu

Bryan O'Neil
Associate Professor of Finance
B.A., Merrimack College
M.B.A., Suffolk University
Ed.D., Nova University
oneilb@franklinpierce.edu

Co-Curricular
Opportunities

  • Accounting - Finance students are able to join the Small Business Advisory Group, helping local firms solve real financial challenges. The group includes students from several majors, giving Accounting - Finance students the opportunity to function in work teams that mirror the corporate environment.
  • The Investment Club provides opportunities for students to gain experience and "compete" in financial markets with other students and colleges.
  • Students can participate in the internationally recognized Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group, partnering with organizations on educational outreach projects and socially-responsible business ventures.
  • Internships are available at companies that have included brokerage firms, public accounting firms, the Internal Revenue Service and the New Hampshire Department of Revenue. 

Student Success

  • The Franklin Pierce University SIFE team won the SIFE regional championship and advanced to the national finals in 2005 and 2008, where students were able to network with Fortune 500 executives.
  • Graduates of the Accounting - Finance program have gone on to meet the requirements to become CPAs and succeed in a variety of careers in the finance industry.
  • Students have gone on to pursue Franklin Pierce University's MBA in Leadership to prepare for management positions in accounting and finance.
  • Franklin Pierce University alumni work at some of the nation's most influential firms including A.G. Edwards & Sons, Fidelity Investments, the United States Treasury, and Wall Street establishments.