Public Accounting Major, BBA

Campus: NYC, Westchester


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 250 Federal Income Taxation I  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.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 53
Major Requirements 79
Open Electives 15
Total Credits 150

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
Total Credits19

Major Requirements (79 Credits)

Business Core 1
ACC 203Financial Accounting4
ACC 204Managerial Accounting4
FIN 260Financial Management3
LAW 150Business Law I3
MAR 201Principles of Marketing3
MGT 150Managerial and Organizational Concepts3
MGT 226Business Analytics3
MGT 490Business Strategy3
Major Requirements
ACC 203Financial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 204Managerial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 319Cost Accounting4
ACC 333Advanced Accounting4
ACC 375Accounting Information Systems3
ACC 461Auditing I3
ACC 462Auditing II3
ACC 470Accounting Research Project3
or ACC 495 Business Honors Program Senior Thesis in Accounting
Auxiliary Courses
CIS 122LAdvanced Spreadsheet Skills - Test Prep3
LAW 360Advanced Business Law4
TAX 250Federal Income Taxation I3
TAX 311Federal Income Taxation II3
CPA Review Courses: (Non-credit) Required
ACC 040ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting0
ACC 040BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation0
Business Electives
Students may take courses from any business discipline (except Accounting), Economics, Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Computer Science to satisfy this requirement.12
Total Credits79

Open Electives (15 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 15 credits 115
Total Credits15