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Public Accounting

Licensure Qualified for New York State, this concentration offers the courses you will need toward the requirements for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. By fulfilling the Public Accounting concentration requirements, students will also fulfill the Finance concentration and the Corporate Accounting concentration requirements.*

This concentration requires 13 electives, 11 of which are included in the requirement for the full-time MBA. The final two courses necessary to complete this concentration are offered free of charge. Please note students interested in the public accounting concentration will be required to take several classes during the day.

Required core courses, plus:

ACC 410 Strategic Cost Analysis
ACC 411 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 417 Auditing
ACC 418 Taxes and Business Strategy
ACC 419 Positive Accounting Research (Day Only)
ACC 423 Financial Reporting I
ACC 424 Financial Reporting II
ACC 436 Research Into Professional Accounting Standards
ACC 437 Basic Federal Income Tax Accounting (Day Only)
ACC 438 Auditing II—Auditing and Information Systems
BPP 432 Basic Business Law (ENT 432)
FIN 411 Investments
FIN 413 Corporate Finance
MGC 401 Interpersonal Persuasion
MGC 402 Communicating Analytics
MGC 403 Teamwork
MGC 411 Advanced Persuasion


* Subject to change. For most up-to-date concentration requirements, please refer to the Course Catalog.

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