Accounting, Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Taxation Program

The Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Taxation Program is intended for students planning careers in accounting with a focus on tax and for others who require an in-depth understanding of both financial accounting rules and federal tax law. The accounting coursework provides a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. In the MS part of the program, students learn how to quantify risk and predict shifts in the tax environments that affect industry. This Combined Program prepares students to become successful CPAs and provides them with the additional knowledge and tax skills necessary to succeed in a competitive business environment.

Undergraduate BBA Requirements (108 Credits)

University Core (53 Credits)

(See University Core Curriculum Requirements for Lubin Students. CIS 101 or TS 105, MAT 104, ECO 105, and MAT 117 are required as part of the University Core.)

 

Lubin Foundation Requirements in Quantitative Reasoning (6 Credits)

(See Lubin Foundation Requirements in Quantitative Reasoning. Includes ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 111 and MAT 117. ECO 105 and MAT 117 are applied to University Core AOK- HSN (formerly AOK 5).)

Business Core (20 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 (8 Credits)

LAW 360Advanced Business Law

4 credits

TAX 310Federal Income Taxation I

3 credits

Business or CIT Elective

1 credits

Open Electives (6 Credit)

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

Graduate MS Requirements (44-45 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).

CPA Review Courses: (Non-credit) Highly Recommended

ACC 060ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting (FAR)

0 credits

ACC 060BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation (AUD)

0 credits

MS Prerequisite Course (3-4 Credits)

BUS 043Business Writing

1 credits

MBA 646Data Analysis for Decision Making

3 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 (15 Credits)

TAX 625Tax Practice, Procedure and Research

3 credits

TAX 627Advanced Concepts of Taxation

3 credits

TAX 639Tax Accounting

3 credits

TAX 656Advanced Corporate Income Taxation I

3 credits

TAX 696QResearch Project

3 credits

Specialization Electives (12 Credits)

Choose four of the following courses:

TAX 633Taxation of Employee Benefits

3 credits

TAX 634Tax Problems of Engaging in Interstate Commerce

3 credits

TAX 638International Taxation

3 credits

TAX 642Estate Planning I

3 credits

TAX 643Estate Planning II

3 credits

TAX 646Tax Problems of Partnership Organizations

3 credits

TAX 653Seminar in Taxation

3 credits

TAX 659Advanced Corporate Income Tax II

3 credits

Capstone Course (3 Credits)

MBA 688Business Strategy and Stakeholder Responsibility

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 152-153

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