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Public Accounting Major

Bachelor of Business Administration

The major in Public Accounting is intended to prepare students for careers as public accountants in business, government and the nonprofit sector. It is registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting  the 150-credit hour education requirements for CPA licensure.  Students are qualified to take the CPA Exam after completing 120 credits including all accounting  course requirements  through ACC 461 Auditing I  and at least one course in taxation (TAX 310  Federal Income Taxation I).  Students are encouraged to use their business and open elective credits to specialize or minor in another business area or declare a second business major.

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the BBA in Public Accounting major either as freshmen or transfer students provided all the normal requirements for admission to Pace University and the Lubin School of Business are met. In order to continue in or join the public accounting major in the junior and senior years, students will be required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. Students who do not meet this academic standard will be required to change their major to another program better suited to their academic talents and interests.

Requirements

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.

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

Business Core (26 Credits)

ACC 203Financial Accounting

4 credits

ACC 204Managerial Accounting

4 credits

FIN 260Financial Management

3 credits

LAW 101Business Law I

3 credits

MAR 201Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MGT 150Managerial and Organizational Concepts

3 credits

MGT 226Business Analytics

3 credits

MGT 490Business Strategy

3 credits

See Business Core Requirements for more details.

Major Requirements (31 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 333Advanced Accounting

4 credits

ACC 375Accounting Information Systems

3 credits

ACC 461Auditing I

3 credits

ACC 462Auditing II

3 credits

ACC 470Accounting Research Project

3 credits

OR

ACC 495Business Honors Program Senior Thesis in Accounting

3 credits

Accounting Elective

3 credits

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

Auxiliary Courses (13 Credits)

CIS 122LAdvanced Spreadsheet Skills - Test Prep

3 credits

LAW 360Advanced Business Law

4 credits

TAX 310Federal Income Taxation I

3 credits

TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II

3 credits

CPA Review Courses: (Non-credit) Required

ACC 040ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting

0 credits

ACC 040BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation

0 credits

Business Electives (12 Credits)

Students may take courses from any business discipline (except Accounting), Economics, Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Computer Science to satisfy this requirement.

Open Electives (15 Credits)

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

Total Credit Hours: 150

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