college of business administration

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2337

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The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


The accounting program provides specialized training in financial reporting, auditing, tax, and cost accounting. Upon completion of all course and credit degree requirements, accounting majors are prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination if they choose to do so.

Our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are the only ones in Rhode Island that hold the highly regarded, separate accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Accounting, one of the largest undergraduate majors on the URI campus, has an extremely high job placement rate.


Courses required for the major are:

  • BUS 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS 302 Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUS 401 Accounting Computer Systems
  • BUS 402 Advanced Accounting
  • BUS 403 Federal Tax Accounting
  • BUS 404 Auditing
  • BUS 428 Multinational Finance

Download the Accounting Curriculum Worksheet (PDF) for your catalog year:


Meet the Accounting Faculty and learn more about their particular areas of specialization and research.


Whether your goal is to have a career in public accounting (CPA), serve as a corporate controller or treasurer, manage your own business, become a lawyer, or get involved in government or not-for-profit enterprises, accounting can help you become a sophisticated user of financial information. Accounting provides an excellent foundation for upper management positions in almost any organization. Learn more about the accounting program and profession.

Graduate Study

The URI Master of Science in Accounting Program is a 30-credit program designed for students with a variety of educational backgrounds and professional interests. It has a core of courses and electives that allows students to prepare or advance their careers in public accounting and or management accounting. The program can be taken as a full-time program or part time in the evenings.


If you would like to learn more about the accounting major at the University of Rhode Island, please contact Professor Alex Hazera at

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