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The BS/MBA 5 Year CPA Track Program at Mount Saint Mary College provides training in the fundamentals of accounting and business. Accounting students who complete this program will fulfill the education requirements needed for licensure as a CPA in New York State. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees within 5 years.
BS/MBA undergraduate accounting students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 to remain eligible for admission in the MBA Program. Upon the completion of ninety credits, if the 2.75 GPA requirement is not met, students are required to transfer to the non-CPA track in accounting.
The undergraduate accounting curriculum provides a sequence of specialized instruction in financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost management, budgeting, auditing, accounting theory, accounting systems, taxation and accounting as a tool for management. Students majoring in accounting are prepared for a career in public accounting, corporate accounting, nonprofit and governmental accounting as well as for graduate studies.
The graduate business program at the Mount provides an integrated curriculum of graduate courses that incorporates the College’s strengths in the liberal arts with contemporary business management studies and advanced accounting research. With special permission, undergraduate students may take up to 6 graduate credits in the MBA program to get an early start on their graduate studies.
Mount Saint Mary College has received accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Olathe, Kansas. IACBE is the premier business accreditating body for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE accredits business degree programs at more than 225 colleges and universities in more than 20 countries. IACBE promotes and recognizes excellence in business education in colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate level.