ACCOUNTING & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

INNOVATIVE AND RELEVANT


The Accounting & Information Systems Department at VSB is nationally recognized for its rigorous programs, which top recruiters consistently claim to produce highly desirable job candidates available across accounting and information systems.  

Accounting: Relevant, Agile Curriculum

Our Accounting faculty are committed to offering curricula that meets and exceeds the needs of the profession. Instead of following a traditional textbook approach, VSB's accounting programs emphasize hands-on learning with real-world case studies to prepare students for a range of careers with accounting firms, consulting firms, corporations, governmental organizations and nonprofits. The Accounting curriculum provides a solid foundation that’s valued throughout the marketplace. Over the past five years, nearly 100 percent of graduating seniors in the accounting program secured jobs before their graduation date.

Information Systems: Solution-Oriented

The Information Systems curriculum at VSB begins at the intersection of technology and business. We focus heavily on the applicability of theory to ensure that students develop a practical perspective of IT, with a special emphasis on digital transformation in accordance with the direction of business today. The curriculum also cultivates the critical thinking and communications skills necessary for business and technology leaders to effectively collaborate and achieve optimal outcomes.

 

World-Class Degree Programs

Accounting & Information Systems at VSB supports several degree programs. Undergraduate students may pursue a BBA degree with a major or minor in Accounting, or a major or minor in Management Information Systems. Additionally, you can view professional licensure disclosures provided by the university which goes into further detail regarding this preparation when obtaining a degree.

At the graduate level, the department supports the Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA) program. Many undergraduate accounting majors plan to complete the 150-credit hours required for CPA licensure by earning both a BBA and MA degree. A specialization in Management Information Systems is also offered to students enrolled in the Villanova MBA program. Across all of these programs, students graduate with a deep knowledge of the fundamentals supported by relevant experience that prepares them to contribute from day one.

 

Scholarship

Apart from their commitment to teaching, VSB Accounting & Information Systems faculty also value scholarship across a wide range of topics. Their work appears in leading academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Societies, Research in Accounting Studies, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of The American Taxation Association, Behavioral Research in Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education.

Accounting Newsletter

 

 

The Accounting Newsletter details the accomplishmens and success of the department.

Each issue highlights several other events that took place this past year.

Michael F. Peters
Chair, Accounting and Information Systems

 

Research & Expertise

Auditor behavior
Audit technology
Business intelligence
Digital transformation
Emerging technology
IT leadership
International accounting
Accounting regulation
Global audit practices
Auditing disclosures
Nonprofit accounting and governance
Supply chain management
Technology governance and management