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Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems

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The Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems prepares students for the technology-driven world of modern businesses, with an emphasis on financial accounting and data systems. The department offers majors in Accounting and Business Information Systems as well as several related minors and the master’s degree in accounting. Accounting students learn a variety of accounting practices, as well as auditing, taxation, and accounting data management. Business Information Systems students gain knowledge in technology skills, business knowledge and competency in leadership by completing team projects, working with advanced computer applications and participating in internships and co-ops. Both majors prepare students for careers in occupations growing at a rate faster than the overall job market.

Department Chair
Mohd RuJoub
Webb Hall, Room 336
(860) 465-5284
Associate Chair
Dr. Alex Citurs
Webb Hall, Room 337
(860) 465-0077
Secretary II
Marsha Cwikla
Webb Hall, Room 323
(860) 465-4085
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President Nunez welcoming people to the 25th Annual Accounting Banquet
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In the News

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Eastern inducts hundreds into honor societies in spring 2024

May 16, 2024

More than 20 academic programs and departments at Eastern Connecticut State University recognized student achievements this spring 2024 semester during honor society inductions and award ceremonies.

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28th Accounting Banquet encourages students to seek opportunities at small firms

May 02, 2024

More than 100 guests attended the 28th annual Accounting Banquet this April to hear from keynote speaker Alex Bancroft ’05 and honor current accounting students with scholarship awards.

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BIS students win top awards at national IT competition

April 16, 2024

Students from the Business Information Systems/Information Technology Students of America (BIS-ITSA) club at Eastern Connecticut State University won top awards at the recent U.S. IT Collegiate Conference in Louisiana.

Programs of Study

  • Eastern’s Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting provides introductory and advanced courses in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting information technology and business solutions. As one of the top accounting programs in Connecticut, Eastern has one of the top CPA Exam pass rates in the state. Experience a paid internship at top Connecticut CPA firms. In addition the Accounting Major and Accounting Minor, graduates can also earn their master’s degree in Accounting with only one additional year of study at Eastern.

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  • Business Analytics is designed to develop and enhance analytical skill sets needed for current or future careers across various discipline fields and industries. The flexibility of Business Analytics will allow the acquisition of information systems and business and other data analytical skills most relevant to a variety of career paths, major programs of study, or secondary areas of interest.

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  • Students in Eastern's Business Information Systems (BIS) major develop technology skills, business knowledge and competency in leadership, analytical thinking, business intelligence, business data engineering, business analytics, project management and teamwork as they gain a competitive edge in the job market. In addition to classroom theory, BIS students complete practical team projects, take service-learning courses, work with advanced computer applications, design information systems and applications, and participate in related internships and co-ops. Other majors may also choose to take the BIS or Business Analytics minor.

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  • Students in Eastern’s interdisciplinary Data Science program receive training in statistics, computer science, business analytics, and geospatial information systems. They learn Python, R, SQL, Tableau and other software languages. Data-driven team projects provide opportunities for students to apply data science tools and techniques as well as develop collaboration and communication skills. Students also build a portfolio of their work by graduation. Students may choose between a B.A. and a B.S.; Bachelor of Science students must declare one of four concentrations in Mathematics, Business Analytics, Geographic Information Systems, or Computer Science, while the Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to combine Data Science with an additional major. In addition to this interdisciplinary major, there is a Data Science concentration in the Mathematics major.

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  • The Healthcare Informatics minor introduces the changing information technology needs of the healthcare industry and provides an overview of the resources required in electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical information systems. The minor prepares students for jobs described by the American Society of Health Informatics Managers.

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  • Students in the Social Informatics minor study the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that take into account their interaction with institutional and cultural environments. Students deepen their understanding of information technology in one of three areas: sociology, social work and social sciences; environmental management; or sustainable energy. Students learn to collect and analyze data needed to enhance business productivity.

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