JUST IN !!!
August 25, 2015
Fairfield’s Master of Science in Accounting program was included in the Top 5 AACSB accredited programs in New England by The Accounting Path, an information website for student’s interested in accounting careers. With the program’s small class sizes, the article recognizes Fairfield as a University that allows close relationships with professors and classmates, prepares students for success on the CPA exam, and targets the “Big 4 employers” for graduates.
Fairfield’s Master of Science in Accounting program is a full-time program that allows student to finish their MSA in one year, with time off to take portions of the CPA exam, or intern in public accounting.
Welcome to the second issue of the Fairfield University Accounting Department electronic newsletter. In our inaugural issue, we asked you to help us name our newsletter. Thank you to everyone who submitted suggestions. A committee comprised of the Associate Dean and Marketing Professor (Dr. Mark Ligas), Department Chair (Dr. Joan Lee) and Graduate Coordinator (Dr. Dawn Massey), and two alumni (Jenna Allegretto ’11, MSA ’12 and Greg Burke ‘12) chose the winning entry. Congratulations to Patrick Leeber ’86, who submitted the name Journal Entries, which will henceforth be the name of our electronic newsletter.
Besides bragging rights, Patrick also won a $50 gift certificate to the University Bookstore. Interestingly, Patrick also submitted the correct answer to our first Trivia Contest question (details below, after the Chair’s Corner and Coordinator’s Column), but his classmate, Debra Alberti ’86, was the first to submit. Patrick did explain that he knew the name of the Accounting Professor in the photo we posted because he had seen the original full photo, which included his uncle, Victor Leeber, S.J., then a young Jesuit.
The other “big” news for us to share this year is that in fall 2014 LinkedIn ranked Fairfield University as the seventh best school in the country for accounting professionals! LinkedIn’s methodology was particularly noteworthy because the company focused on employment outcomes and standardized the data so that smaller schools like Fairfield were on equal footing with larger schools that graduate hundreds of accounting majors each year. The LinkedIn ranking is yet another reason to be proud to be associated with Fairfield U!
We are glad you are here and hope you will read on and enjoy.
The Accounting Department Faculty