B.S. Professional Accounting / MBA

The B.S. in Professional Accounting / Masters of Business Administration Program offers students an option to complete a CPA licensure qualifying curriculum and is structured to meet the requirement in accordance with the regulations of the State of New York. The successful completion of the five-year program leads to two degrees: a B.S. in Professional Accounting and an MBA. The program consists of a total of 153 hours in undergraduate and graduate credits, planned over a five-year period, including coursework during ten semesters and one summer session. 

The program is designed to increase students’ awareness of the multifunctional aspects of business and enhance their ability to integrate business knowledge in decision making. An experiential learning component is an important feature of the program and is required of all students.

The initial admission into the School of Business follows the institution’s admissions processes. Students are encouraged to apply to the MBA program by the end of their junior year. Applications from seniors will be accepted.

Applicants will be assessed according to the fol­lowing criteria:

  1. GPA: Applicants should have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  2. Personal resume: The resume should include examples of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievement which can be used to assess personal qualities and ability to complete the program.
  3. Recommendations: Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential and ability to complete the program.
  4. Official GMAT scores: A score of at least 500 points is preferred.

Summary of Course Requirements

First Year

ENGL 110First Year Composition3
ENGL Elective3
HIST Elective3
MATH 153Linear Mathematical Analysis3
MATH 154Calculus for Business Decisions3
SCI Electives6
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
CIS 110Introduction to Information Systems3
Total Credits30

Second Year

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting II3
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
BUAN 227Business Statistics3
ECON 203Microeconomics3
ECON 204Macroeconomics3
ENGL 211Written Communication3
MGMT 201Introduction to Management3
MKTG 201Essentials of Marketing3
LAW 203Business Law I3
Total Credits30

Third Year

MGMT 307Operations and Quality Management3
ECON 305Money and Banking3
PHIL 201Ethics3
Arts or Science Electives6
RELS Elective A3
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 303Cost Accounting3
LAW 304Business Law II3
Total Credits30

Fourth Year

MGMT 406Strategic Management3
FIN 301Principles of Business Finance I3
Arts or Science Elective3
RELS Elective B3
ACCT 401Auditing3
ACCT 405International and Advanced Issues in Accounting3
ACCT 409Federal Income Taxation I3
ACCT 410Federal Income Taxation II3
MBA Core6
Total Credits30

Summer Term

MBAE 601Internship3
ACCT 608Accounting Theory and Research3
Total Credits6

Fifth Year

MBA Core12
ACCT 609Information Technology Assurance and Audit3
MBA Elective3
MBA Capstone6
Total Credits24

Total Credits: 153

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