Centenary launching BS in accounting in Parsippany

Centenary University’s School of Professional Studies is starting a new bachelor of science in accounting program.

The school is getting ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary at the Mack-Cali Professional Building in Parsippany, with new classes starting in January at 7 Campus Drive.

SPS programs include the BS in accounting, which was sparked by a projected 10 percent growth in employment of accountants and auditors, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“This program was created as a result of that demand,” says Frank Longo, assistant professor of accounting at SPS. “It is our goal to fill that need for this highly sought after profession.”

The accelerated classes, which are completed in eight weeks rather than the traditional 15, run 3½ hours in the evening and are taught by professionals in the field. Students participate in courses in-person or can connect remotely.

“This is conducive to accommodating the needs of an adult learner who is juggling many responsibilities,” Longo said. “These students also have an advantage of having the ability to complete a bachelor’s degree in much less time than the traditional timeframe of four years.”

Other programs include an associate degree in liberal arts, a bachelor in business administration with concentrations in management and social media marketing, and an MBA with concentrations in management, marketing, leadership and health administration.

There are also certificates in social media marketing, leadership and health administration.