Department of Accounting

Alger Hall exterior in the spring
What We Do

The Department of Accounting prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of accounting and management.

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Accountants in the United States earn nearly double the median wage of all occupations nationwide and can expect above-average job growth projections. 

High Demand, High Compensation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for accountants remains high. RIC’s accounting program prepares you for entry-level positions, such as:

  • external auditor
  • tax accountant
  • corporate accountant 
  • management accountant

Many of our students choose to become certified public accountants (CPAs) – the gold standard in the accounting profession. Depending on the courses you take in the program, the Accounting Department will prepare you for the CPA exam.

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News About Our Department and its Students


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Rhode Island College Impact

These students are building their experience, their networks and their résumés. From left, RIC students Ben Cash, Ariel Dorsey and Vincent DelPonte.