The accountancy and information systems collections directly support instructional programs and faculty interests.  Faculty requests and instructional materials are prioritized.  Broad access to the journal literature is achieved through aggregator databases and journal packages augmented by title by title subscriptions.  Access to important monograph literature is achieved throughout subscriptions to ebook collections, evidence based acquisition plans, and title by title selections.

Departments/programs/subject areas supported

Villanova School of Business offers undergraduate majors and minors in accounting.  VSB also offers a Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Analytics and Master of Taxation. A major and minor in Management Information Systems is also offered to undergraduates with a co-major or minor in Business Analytics. 

Core courses in accountancy include intermediate accounting, federal income tax, and auditing.  Electives include advanced topics and courses in fraud detection, accounting for real estate, international accounting, cost accounting, and accounting information systems.  Core courses in management information systems include programming, database management, & systems analysis and design. Analytics course offerings include programming in R, multivariate analysis, data mining, text mining, and optimization and simulation.

Faculty research interests include performance measurement, business education, behavioral auditing, corporate governance, balanced scorecards, international accounting, accounting regulation, fair value accounting, nonprofit accounting, and federal taxation.

Resources Collected

NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.

  • Company fundamentals databases.
  • Peer reviewed scholarly journals (electronic only)
  • Major bibliographic databases (electronic only)

Resources and materials collected selectively or by request:

  • Scholarly monographs (print & electronic)
  • Data sets 
  • Practice related publications (print & electronic)
  • Highly significant popular books (print & electronic)
  • Industry benchmarking databases
  • Assigned course materials (print & electronic)

Resources not collected:

Collaborations within the library

The Villanova Law Library is primarily responsible for supporting the Master of Taxation.

External collaborations

The library participates in several consortial and cooperative organizations such as PALCI and Lyrasis in order to achieve beneficial terms and pricing.