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Nichols College

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At Nichols, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting prepares students for careers as accountants. At Nichols College, we focus on building top-tier leadership skills for our students’ career readiness. An Accounting degree from Nichols will be an indispensable tool as you enter the workforce ready to learn, lead, and succeed. Our faculty always stay abreast of developments in the field, from forensic accounting and new regulations and requirements to changing international accounting standards.  

Nichols College has also been named the Best College to get a Business Education by Worcester Business Journal four years in a row! 

 Accounting Courses at Nichols 

To prepare our students for the demands of a sophisticated and multi-faceted career in “The Language of Business,” the Business Core Curriculum provides a solid foundation in the core principles of business, including accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Required courses for the Accounting concentration include Federal Taxes, Cost Accounting, and Auditing.  

Nichols’ accounting faculty consists entirely of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs.) They have extensive professional accounting experience and are passionate about training students to excel in corporate, government, and nonprofit environments.  

You can read through all required courses for the accounting concentration at Nichols below or browse through the entire undergraduate course catalog.  

Nichols also offers a BSBA with a concentration in Accounting that can be completed 100% online, available through our Undergraduate Adult Education Program. If you’re interested in completing your degree online, you can request more information now about this option.


Careers in Accounting  

Accounting degree holders go on to become accountants in both the private and public sectors. Accountants also have the option to work in financial services. Career possibilities include:  

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Tax Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Tax Consultant
  • Financial Analyst

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. This growing global market requires skilled, educated leaders. Here at Nichols, we prepare our students for the challenges ahead.  

Our active network of successful Accounting program alumni provides excellent internship and employment opportunities to our students. Students have interned at PwC, Cyient, and the Center of Hope Foundation, just to name a few. Find out more about Career Readiness at Nichols. 


Accounting and Finance are complementary majors that many of our students want to pair up. They’re also some of the most involved programs, so we’ve created a special track that makes it easy to double major in Accounting and Finance.  Current students should speak with their academic advisor to learn more.