Combined BBA/MBA Program in Public Accounting

Campus: NYC, Westchester


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.

Program Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 53
BBA Requriements 42
Open Electives 9
MBA Requirements 47-48
Total Credits 151-152

Undergraduate BBA Requirements

University Core Requirements (53 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Includes several of the major-required courses listed below:

Foundation Requirement
MAT 104Finite Mathematics3
CIS 101Introduction to Computing3-4
or TS 105 Computers for Human Empowerment
Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning 1
ECO 105Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics3
ECO 106Principles of Economics: Microeconomics3
MAT 111Elementary Calculus I3
MAT 117Elementary Statistics 24

Major Requirements (42 Credits)

Business Core 1
ACC 203Financial Accounting4
ACC 204Managerial Accounting4
LAW 150Business Law I3
MGT 150Managerial and Organizational Concepts3
Major Requirements
ACC 203Financial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 204Managerial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 319Cost Accounting4
ACC 375Accounting Information Systems3
Auxiliary Courses
CIS 122LAdvanced Spreadsheet Skills - Test Prep3
LAW 360Advanced Business Law4
TAX 250Federal Income Taxation I3
TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II3
Total Credits42

Open Electives (9 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 9 credits 19
Total Credits9

Graduate MBA Requirements

Program 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 Business Writing).

MBA Prerequisite Course
BUS 043Business Writing1
CPA Review Courses
ACC 060ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting0
ACC 060BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation0
Foundation Courses
MBA 806Driving Marketing Performance3
MBA 810Business Analytics and Statistics3
MBA 812Managing Operations and Projects3
MBA 808Creating Value Through Finance3
MBA 816Disruptive Technologies and Innovation3
Professional Core Courses
MBA 814Leading and Managing Teams3
MBA 802Business Economics for Decision-Making3
MBA 818Global Business, Ethics, and Social Responsibility3
Required Specialization Courses
ACC 620Accounting Entities3
ACC 632Auditing3
ACC 635Advanced Auditing Practices2
ACC 649Contemporary Accounting Issues3
Specialization Electives
Choose two of the following courses:6
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
International Accounting
Financial Reporting and Capital Markets
Research Project
Taxation of Entities for Accountants
Breadth Electives
Select one graduate 600 level courses from a discipline outside of Accounting offered by the Lubin School of Business. With approval, some 600-level Information Systems (IS) courses may also be taken. (MBA 640 may not be taken . This course is the duplicate of ACC 203 - ACC 204.)3
Capstone Course
MBA 820Strategic Decisions3
Total Credits48