Acquire the skills necessary for employment in accounting and the knowledge to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. Your studies will be complemented by coursework in the liberal arts and such topics as business law, management, and marketing.
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
2020 Accounting graduates employed or in graduate school within six months
Francis Marino, MBA, MST, CPAChair, Department of Accounting Chair, Department of Accounting
Elvis LopezAdjunct Faculty Accounting
Paul Piwko, CMA, MBAProfessor of Practice in Accounting
Kristen QuinnProfessor of Practice Accounting
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. “Internship in Business” is a 3-credit seminar course in the Business Studies Department that is available to juniors or seniors. The course provides hands-on experience and training, networking with professionals, and assessment of your personal career strengths and interests. You’ll spend a minimum of 120 hours working in the field. During the faculty-led weekly seminar, students discuss how organizational behavior and management concepts apply to their individual placements.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Employers that have hired Assumption University accounting graduates
Alexander, Aronson & Finning
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
DiCicco, Gulman & Co.
Ernst & Young
The Kraft Group
O’Connor & Drew
Wolf & Co.
Shining Their Light
Double Major in Accounting and Data Analytics, Double Minor in IT and Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting, Internal Audit intern at People's United Bank N.A., Assurance Intern at Ernst & Young
Opportunities and support in and out of the classroom are plentiful at Assumption.
I chose to be a part of the Grenon School of Business because of the plethora of opportunities available and the individual attention provided in the classroom. All my professors are extremely encouraging and have supported me in all my professional and personal endeavors.
Accounting Intern, DCK Worldwide
My internship has helped me better prepare myself for my future career as an accountant.
I have learned it is important to never be afraid to ask questions or ask for help because it is better to complete a project correctly than having to redo it. I have also learned how important excel is and I hope to continue to learn more about it.
Tax Intern, King MacNamara Moriarty LLP
I’ve learned the importance of being resourceful and knowing when to ask for help.
I was given the opportunity to prepare tax returns, handle bookkeeping, perform bank reconciliations, and even received a client of my own. I encourage all students to take advantage of all opportunities to network. You may be surprised what can come out of it!
Audit and Attest Staff, Citrin Cooperman
My success is a result of the faculty’s extensive knowledge and the Career and Internship Fair.
Assumption prepared me by guiding me through the job search process and helping with my resume, cover letters, and any other questions I had. Take advantage of all the opportunities that Assumption provides!
Business Tax Services Department, Deloitte & Touche Boston Office
At the Accounting Career Fair, I networked with several different companies - including Deloitte.
Because of Assumption, I have the understanding of the important accounting principles necessary to do the job, but I was also given the skills that go beyond the field of accounting which allowed me to distinguish myself from other applicants.
Financial Services Assurance Intern, Ernst & Young; Pursuing Master's Degree in Assumption's MBA CPA Track Program
I am proud to be part of an institution that cares so much about its students' success and growth.
My professors have helped me not only learn the class material, but they were also there to help me get a job and to prepare me for the real world after graduation.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Be Prepared for the Future
Accelerated BA/MBA Dual Degree Program
Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Assumption Business Leader Scholarship (per year for 5 years), special programming, and the ability to take up to two MBA courses during your senior year. We offer two tracks to choose from: Management and CPA (for accounting majors only). Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.
Tax Prep Assistance for Those in Need
Students enrolled in IDS 250 Community Tax Assistance not only become proficient with tax software, but they apply their learning through the electronic preparation of tax returns for low-income individuals and families.
Fraud and Forensic Accounting
The Fraud and Forensic Accounting Program offers a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices, ensuring that students have a solid background in theory and best practices, before delving into key areas like criminology, corporate governance, and data security.
Just as importantly, students in the minor become versed in the ethical and societal issues they’ll face in their careers. Through examining legal precedent, discussing personal and corporate responsibility and the importance of ethical leadership they’ll develop a moral compass that will help guide them no matter their future career.
Accounting students are qualified for career opportunities in:
- Staff and independent auditing
- Internal auditing (corporate employees)
- Government auditing
- Corporate accounting
- Government and non-profit accounting
- Forensic accounting including white-collar crime
- Tax accounting
Assumption Endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants
The Higher Education Endorsement Program of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a stamp of excellence. It signifies that the accounting program provides the rigorous curriculum needed for students to prepare for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam and successful careers in management accounting.
Assumption Accounting Professor Named 2019 Outstanding Educator of the Year
Assumption Associate Professor of Accounting Jennifer Niece, CPA, MBA, has received the 2019 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). This award recognizes Prof. Niece’s excellence in teaching and motivating students, as well as her contributions to the accounting profession, active participation in the MSCPA and her efforts in serving as a liaison between the classroom and the business world.