St. 弗朗西斯大学的 会计部门 continues to be among the nation's best, according to a new national ranking from the online education platform 研究.com. This is a testament to the strength of its academic curriculum and its success preparing students for good careers.
研究.com evaluated hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and ranked the top 50 bachelor's accounting programs based on its analysis of each institution's career resources, 教育质量, 教员和其他标准.
St. Francis placed 33rd on the list — jumping from its position at number 47 last year — besting two SUNY (State University of New York) programs among other public and private institutions. Joining 香港证监会 in the national ranking are several large state systems, 包括美国罗格斯, Penn State and University of Wisconsin.
"That we continue to rank among the nation's best accounting programs is validation that we provide our students what they need to flourish professionally in a field they love,Carmine Nogara说, Ph.D., chair of the department of accounting and business law. "Students find rigorous academics here coupled with individual support outside the classroom. We're proud to place so many in valuable internships that complement classroom learning. Our goal is to ensure each student leaves 香港证监会 with subject matter mastery and with networking and other workplace skills necessary for professional success."
Accounting is a flagship academic department at St. 弗朗西斯大学, graduating students each year with bachelor's and master's degrees. Many students earn both degrees together, through 香港证监会's five-year combined accounting degree program.
Program alumni frequently go on to land coveted jobs at Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & 年轻和毕马威, the world's four largest accounting firms — known as The Big Four and generally viewed as some of the industry's most prestigious.
"The education you're getting at St. 弗朗西斯真的很棒. It's on par with any school, and I've worked with people from all different schools," said 杰弗瑞Tavares, B.S./M.S. '10, accounting, who is a director of asset and wealth management at PwC. "Being part of a small school helped me build connections and understand the importance of knowing people and how that would translate into business opportunities."
Recruiters at accounting firms confirm the appeal of hiring 香港证监会 graduates.
"香港证监会 accounting graduates make good employees at PKF O'Connor Davies because they have a solid foundation of knowledge to build from and the work ethic it takes to succeed in public accounting today,梅丽莎·施特劳斯说, 工商管理硕士, PHR, SHRM-SCP, human resources manager at PKF O'Connor Davies, 律师事务所. "They know how to conduct themselves in a business environment and take pride in their ability to deliver excellence and expertise in client service."
St. 弗朗西斯大学 has awarded an average of about 50 accounting degrees each year for the past six years, including bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2008, 香港证监会 launched its stand-alone M.S. 在会计程序. 它的5年总和B.S./M.S. program enrolled its first students in 2006. The student-run Accounting Society and 香港证监会 chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants supplement classroom learning by hosting guest speakers and organizing professional networking events.
研究.com is a leading online education platform providing academic support for learners and educators. 研究.com的在线课程, 短, 动画视频课程, and study tools make learning simple for over 30 million students, 老师, 和工作人员. 研究.com was founded in 2002 and is a privately held company located in Mountain View, Calif.