Accounting, Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management Program

The Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management Program is intended for students planning careers in accounting with a focus on financial management. It provides students with the coursework required to become a CPA and combines this preparation with an in-depth study of financial management. Students graduate with a strong background in both accounting and financial management and are well prepared for careers as financial managers and to advance to leadership positions in global corporations and financial institutions. In addition, students will cover a substantial amount of the material required to prepare them for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The program gives students a thorough understanding of financial and managerial accounting, taxes, capital budgeting, cash flow valuation, risk management, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions and more.

Undergraduate BBA Requirements (113 Credits)

University Core (53 Credits)

Lubin majors are required to complete the Foundation Requirements including MAT 104, and CIS 101 or TS 105. The four courses (13 credits) required as part of the Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning are applied to the University Core Areas of Knowledge (AOK) requirement as an In-depth Sequence in Quantitative Reasoning, and MAT 117 satisfies one course in AOK- HSN (AOK5). Therefore, Lubin majors are required to complete only one course from each of the four Areas of Knowledge.

(See University Core Requirements for Lubin Students for more details)

Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (13 Credits)

The Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning is made up of the four courses (13 credits) in mathematics and economics listed below. All courses are applied to University Core as indicated above.
ECO 105Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECO 106Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

3 credits

MAT 111Elementary Calculus I

3 credits

MAT 117Elementary Statistics

4 credits

(See Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning  for more details)

Business Core (20 Credits)

ACC 203Financial Accounting

4 credits

ACC 204Managerial Accounting

4 credits

LAW 101Business Law I

3 credits

FIN 260Financial Management

3 credits

MAR 250Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MGT 250Managerial and Organizational Concepts

3 credits

(See Business Core Requirements.) (MGT 355 and MGT 490 are satisfied in the MS portion of the program.)

Major Requirements (15 Credits)

ACC 203Financial Accounting

4 credits

ACC 204Managerial Accounting

4 credits

ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I

4 credits

ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II

4 credits

ACC 319Cost Accounting

4 credits

ACC 375Accounting Information Systems

3 credits

(ACC 203 and ACC 204 (8 credits) are applied toward the Business Core.)

Auxiliary Courses (13 Credits)

FIN 320Corporate Finance

3 credits

LAW 360Advanced Business Law

4 credits

TAX 310Federal Income Taxation I

3 credits

TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II

3 credits

Open Electives (12 Credits)

Includes UNV 101 (1 credit) for all first-year students

Graduate MS Requirements (41- 42 Credits)

Business Writing Proficiency Requirement: Satisfactory performance as demonstrated with a score of 4.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) portion of the GMAT. A student whose grade on the AWA demonstrates weakness in writing is required to complete and pass a seven-week, pass/fail course in Business Communications (BUS 043).

MS Prerequisite Course (3- 4 Credits)

BUS 043Business Writing

1 credits

MBA 646Data Analysis for Decision Making

3 credits

CPA Review Courses: (Non-credit) Highly Recommended

ACC 060ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting (FAR)

0 credits

ACC 060BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation

0 credits

Graduate Public Accounting Courses (11 Credits)

ACC 620Accounting Entities

3 credits

ACC 632Auditing

3 credits

ACC 635Advanced Auditing Practices

2 credits

ACC 649Contemporary Accounting Issues

3 credits

MS Core Courses (18 Credits)

ACC 645Theory and Analysis of Financial Statements

3 credits

FIN 644Money and Capital Markets

3 credits

FIN 647Advanced Corporate Finance

3 credits

FIN 649International Corporate Finance

3 credits

FIN 667Valuation of the Firm

3 credits

FIN 689Financial Analysis and Policy

3 credits

Specialization Electives (6 Credits)

Choose two of the following courses

FIN 634Entrepreneurial Finance

3 credits

FIN 648Mergers and Acquisitions

3 credits

FIN 661Corporate Financial Risk Management

3 credits

FIN 677Contemporary Topics in Financial Management

3 credits

FIN 680Contemporary Economic and Financial Topics

3 credits

FIN 692QResearch Project

3 credits

MBA 673Applying Financial Modeling to Decision Making

3 credits

Capstone Course (3 Credits)

MBA 688Business Strategy and Stakeholder Responsibility

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 154-155

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