Accounting, Combined BBA/MBA Program in Public Accounting

The Combined BBA/MBA Program in Public Accounting provides students with an excellent preparation for the CPA Profession through specialized study in accounting within the broader context of global strategy, global markets and data-driven decision making. Students benefit from taking additional graduate courses required as part of the MBA Core that develop their managerial and decision-making skills and provide a global prospective for the study of accounting. In addition, students also take two courses in another business discipline at the graduate level to satisfy their Breadth Elective requirements, giving them an opportunity to focus in a second business area.

Undergraduate BBA Requirements (104 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 (14 Credits)

(See Business Core Requirements. MAR 250, FIN 260, MGT 355 and MGT 490 are satisfied in the MBA 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 (10 Credits)

LAW 360Advanced Business Law

4 credits

TAX 310Federal Income Taxation I

3 credits

TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II

3 credits

Open Electives (6 Credits)

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

Graduate MBA Requirements (47-48 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).

MBA Prerequisite Course (0-1 Credit)

BUS 043Business Writing

1 credits

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

Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

MBA 642Marketing Management

3 credits

MBA 646Data Analysis for Decision Making

3 credits

MBA 647Decision Modeling for Management

3 credits

MBA 648Managerial Finance

3 credits

Professional Core Courses (9 Credits)

MBA 670Organizational Behavior and Leadership

3 credits

MBA 672Managerial Economics for Decision Making

3 credits

MBA 674Globalization, The New Economy and Ethics

3 credits

Required Specialization Courses (11 Credits)

ACC 620Accounting Entities

3 credits

ACC 632Auditing

3 credits

ACC 635Advanced Auditing Practices

2 credits

ACC 649Contemporary Accounting Issues

3 credits

Specialization Electives (6 Credits)

Choose two of the following courses

ACC 638Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

3 credits

ACC 675International Accounting

3 credits

ACC 681Financial Reporting and Capital Markets

3 credits

ACC 692QResearch Project

3 credits

TAX 612Taxation of Entities for Accountants

3 credits

Breadth Electives (6 Credits)

Select two graduate 600 level courses from a discipline outside of Accounting offered by the Lubin School. MBA 676 and MBA 678 may be taken to satisfy this requirement. MBA 640 and MBA 644 may not be taken since they duplicate ACC 203 - ACC 204 and ECO 105 - ECO 106 completed as a part of the BBA Requirements.

Capstone Course (3 Credits)

MBA 688Business Strategy and Stakeholder Responsibility

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 151-152

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