About this Department

The way that organizations conduct business and the role of accountants as well as accounting and finance professionals in organizations has changed dramatically. To be an effective leader in the current business environment, they must be knowledgeable in a wide range of disciplines. They must be business people first, as well as accomplished communicators.

Our program is designed to meet the challenges posed by such changes. Through a flexible, relevant program of study, our students are prepared to be leaders and decision-makers in an increasingly complex yet interconnected world.

Our program provides the basic background for the major professional examinations. In addition, qualified undergraduate students are eligible to take up to two graduate courses during their senior year to get a head start on completing the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the largest professional services firm in the world.

Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant's campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play.

Students accepted into the program not only learn about their potential in the accounting profession, they will also begin to appreciate the unique skills and contributions of all people within an organization.

Participants will:

  • Take part in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving exercises with Bryant faculty, staff, and PwC accounting professionals.
  • Spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and talk with professionals who perform a surprising variety of functions in the field of accounting.
  • Experience college life by living in a residence hall on the Bryant campus.

To apply, students must be college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school juniors (rising seniors) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of the junior year. 

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With the PwC Challenge Case Competition, students compete against other colleges and universities examining a company's financial information to create a strategic plan. Students obtain valuable experience working as part of a team with a dynamic faculty coach and sharpen their analytics and strategic thinking skills.

Faculty Supervised Internships

Real-world learning experiences through faculty-supervised internships at global corporations such as the Big Four accounting firms as well as BNY Mellon, Citizens Financial Group, Raytheon, and Walt Disney.

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Preparation for Professional Exams

Students can qualify to take up to two graduate courses during their senior year to get a head start on completing the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and MSA with Tax Concentration. Our programs provide a solid foundation for major professional examinations including the CPA, CMA, CIA, CFM and CISA.

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Inspired Faculty

Our esteemed faculty include award-winning educators and mentors who have had successful careers at Big Four and regional accounting firms, major corporations, small businesses, and government. Among them is:

Saeed Roohani, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting

Professor Saeed Roohani

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Student Profiles

Zachary Zambarano '23

Zachary Zambarano ’23

“Bryant truly helped me develop my passion for accounting, supported my career development and interview skills, and ultimately helped get me a full-time job as a tax staff member at Citrin Cooperman.”
Kasey Thomas '23

Kasey Thomas ’23

“People think accountants are boring. None of the professors at Bryant are like that. The Accounting Department is willing to help their students, because the process of becoming an accountant isn’t easy. They’re very supportive and helpful, and that really stands out to me.”
Melanie Auclair ’22, ’23 MBA

Melanie Auclair ’22

“Accounting is like the backbone of business where a lot of different decisions come from a financial aspect. By understanding that and applying it to other roles, you can go into so many different avenues.”

Where our students go

Graduates of Bryant’s renowned Accounting program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Bryant University
Citizens Bank
Deloitte
EMC
EY
Fordham University
Grant Thornton LLP
KPMG
PwC
Providence College
Raytheon
State Street
Northeastern University
University of California, Irvine
University of Notre Dame