Hegis Code 0502
The accounting BS/MBA 5-year program is designed to provide training in the fundamentals of accounting and business that fulfills the academic requirements for licensing for Certified Public Accounting (CPA) in New York. This program provides a sequence of specialized instruction in accounting theory, cost management, budgeting, auditing, taxation, accounting systems, and accounting as management tools leading to the Bachelor of Science in accounting.
In addition, students completing the full-course sequence will have an integrated program of graduate studies, incorporating the college’s strengths in the liberal arts with contemporary business management studies and advanced accounting research, leading to an MBA degree.
Students admitted to this program will be eligible for admission into the MBA graduate program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits, 21 of which must be in accounting, as long as the GPA of 2.85 is maintained both overall and in the major.
At the completion of ninety credits, an administrative hold is placed on the student’s registration and the student’s unofficial transcript is reviewed by the MBA Coordinator. If the GPA requirements are met or expected to be met by graduation, the student is allowed to continue in the program and to register for those courses required only of the 5-year students. If the student is unlikely to meet the 2.85 requirement, the student will be administratively transferred into the 4-year accounting major. The MBA Coordinator will inform the Registrar of the decision and the hold will be removed.
Students choosing not to complete the MBA will receive a BS in accounting. Students in the accounting major may also pursue a concentration in sports management.