Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management Program

Campus: NYC, Westchester


The Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management Program is intended for students planning careers in accounting with a focus on financial management. It provides students with the coursework required to become a CPA and combines this preparation with an in-depth study of financial management. Students graduate with a strong background in both accounting and financial management and are well prepared for careers as financial managers and to advance to leadership positions in global corporations and financial institutions. In addition, students will cover a substantial amount of the material required to prepare them for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The program gives students a thorough understanding of financial and managerial accounting, taxes, capital budgeting, cash flow valuation, risk management, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions and more.

Program Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 53
BBA Requriements 51
Open Electives 9
MS Requirements 41-42
Total Credits 154-155

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
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 (51 Credits)

Business Core 1
ACC 203Financial Accounting4
ACC 204Managerial Accounting4
LAW 150Business Law I3
FIN 260Financial Management3
MAR 201Principles of Marketing3
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
FIN 320Corporate Finance3
LAW 360Advanced Business Law4
TAX 250Federal Income Taxation I3
TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II3
Total Credits51

Open Electives (9 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 9 credits 19
Total Credits9

Graduate MS Requirements

Program Requirements (41-42 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).

MS Prerequisite Course
BUS 043Business Writing1
MBA 810Business Analytics and Statistics3
CPA Review Courses (Non-credit Required)
ACC 060ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting0
ACC 060BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation0
Graduate Public Accounting Courses
ACC 620Accounting Entities3
ACC 632Auditing3
ACC 635Advanced Auditing Practices2
ACC 649Contemporary Accounting Issues3
MS Core Courses
ACC 645Theory and Analysis of Financial Statements3
FIN 644Money and Capital Markets3
FIN 647Advanced Corporate Finance3
FIN 667Valuation of the Firm3
FIN 649International Corporate Finance3
FIN 689Financial Analysis and Policy3
Specialization Electives
Choose two of the following courses:6
Entrepreneurial Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Financial Risk Management
Contemporary Topics in Financial Management
Research Project
FIN 680
Approved Finance Topic Courses
Business Economics for Decision-Making
Capstone Course
MBA 820Strategic Decisions3
Total Credits42