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Accounting Major- BBA

The Accounting major provides students with a broad-based course of study in accounting and an opportunity to concentrate in either forensic accounting or internal auditing, which are two areas of accounting that are in high demand. Upon successful completion of either concentration, students will have the educational background required to seek professional certifications such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Students may also choose instead to customize their program of study by selecting additional course work in areas such as taxation, law, finance, information systems and management or other fields of interest to them.

BBA Accounting majors – Forensic Accounting Concentration will also have the educational background required to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam upon completion of 120 credits including all required courses in accounting and taxation. Students pursuing the Internal Auditing Concentration or Open Elective Option will need to complete one additional course in external auditing (ACC 461 Auditing I) in order to qualify to take the CPA Exam. Graduates of the BBA Accounting major will be required to take additional college level courses in order to satisfy the 150-credit hour educational requirements for CPA licensure in New York State and most other states. Students interested in pursuing a career in public accounting should also consider enrolling in one of the following public accounting programs, which satisfy the 150-credit hour educational requirements for CPA licensure:BBA Public Accounting, Combined BBA/MBA Public Accounting, Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management or BBA Public Accounting/MS Taxation.