The Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Department of
Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business offers the following
combined B.B.A./M.S. programs:
- Accounting (152 credits)
- Taxation (152 credits)
Qualified Hofstra University undergraduate accounting majors may choose to take
one of the above-listed 152-credit joint B.B.A./M.S. programs. Students selecting
the B.B.A./M.S. option must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT),
meet the M.S. admission requirements, and submit the appropriate application after
successfully completing a minimum of 88 undergraduate credits, but prior to enrolling
in their last semester of their senior year. Students meeting these requirements will be eligible to take two of the following
graduate-level courses, ACCT 208, 215, 233, or 242 instead of ACCT 125, 134, 135 or 144,
respectively. The graduate courses (ACCT 208, 215, 233, 234, or 242) are credited to both
the B.B.A. and M.S. degree requirements. Students taking this option will require
a minimum of 24 additional credits to complete their M.S. degree. In most states
candidates for the CPA examination are required to have completed 150 semester
hours of course work in order to be eligible to take the examination. The B.B.A./M.S.
program offered by the Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in
Business should enable accounting students to meet this requirement.
(Students are advised to check with their state boards of accountancy to obtain
For complete B.B.A. requirements, please see the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin.