Stillman School of Business

Overview

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Taxation is to prepare students to assume roles as accounting professionals in a global society and to advance the body of knowledge in the discipline. Our curricula, delivered in an environment characterized by small classes and extensive faculty student engagement, provide innovative and high-quality educational experiences that emphasize technical knowledge, analytical and communication skills, proficiency in information technology, and ethics. Our programs are strengthened both by the contributions made by our industry partners and the ethical philosophy of the University.

The study of accounting is the art of evaluating and analyzing the financial position and operating results of a business or organization through its sales, purchases and overhead. Precise accounting is important – it helps management make accurate decisions. If you have a head for numbers and enjoy analyzing and evaluating, then an accounting degree may be your ticket to career success.

The accounting department in the Stillman School of Business provides you with a broad skill set, enabling you to excel in the business world. Courses in the accounting concentration expose you to a range of business topics, including:

  • accounting theory;
  • financial reporting requirements;
  • cost measurement issues;
  • budgetary control;
  • auditing;
  • taxes; and
  • information systems.

What sets our program apart is that two of our eight major courses emphasize information systems. And the Stillman School is one of only a few schools selected to partner with SAP, the leading ERP company. Our students use the SAP software in their coursework and projects. The program ultimately prepares you for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations as well as for managerial positions in internal accounting, auditing and controllership.

Accounting majors have an unlimited number of career paths. Most graduates opt for a career in public accounting or private industry. However, you can use your degree to branch off into virtually any area of business since accounting is a useful tool in all business pursuits. If you want to pursue graduate study, you can pursue a Master of Science in Professional Accounting, which is geared to help you meet the requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam in New Jersey and New York.

Our alumni have achieved outstanding career success, serving as executives of large multinational corporations, partners in major CPA firms, and managing partners or officers in private firms. The Seton Hall University accounting program is one of the very few accounting programs in New  Jersey that all Big Four accounting firms annually visit to recruit students.

Most of our graduates begin their careers with large public accounting firms, where they’re exposed to clients within different industries. Specifically, our graduates have attained employment at:

Think you have what it takes? Check out the program’s degree requirements and apply today.

Contact Us:
Chair: Mark P. Holtzman, Ph.D.,CPA
Department of Accounting and Taxation
Jubilee Hall, Sixth Floor
Seton
Hall University
, Stillman School of Business
400 South  Orange Avenue

South Orange
, NJ 07079

Telephone: (973) 761-9133
E-mail: mark.holtzman@shu.edu
Web: http://www.shu.edu/academics/business/accounting

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