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.

Accounting Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor, Accelerated Master's

Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 1
Early Action II: December 15
Regular Decision: February 15

Degrees Offered

B.A., M.B.A.


Business Studies

Program Contact

Joseph Foley, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Associate Professor of Accounting
508-767-7456 Tsotsis Family Academic Center - Room 325
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Program Curriculum


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

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.

Study Abroad

At Assumption College, 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?)

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Employers that have hired Assumption College accounting graduates

Alexander, Aronson & Finning

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

DiCicco, Gulman & Co.


Ernst & Young

The Kraft Group


O’Connor & Drew



Sovereign Bank

Wolf & Co.

First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting

Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

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.

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Using Your Skills and Knowledge to Benefit Others

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. 

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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.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Banking
  • Tax 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.

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