Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Accounting (BBA) and Taxation (MS), Dual-degree Program

Qualified Hofstra University undergraduate accounting majors may choose to enroll in this dual BBA/MS program.

CPA Licensure

Students seeking CPA licensure must complete at least 150 total semester hours.

Admission Requirements

Interested students should apply for admission into the BBA/MS program no later than at the end of their junior year or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, and before seeking admission to the graduate program. In order to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the dual-degree program, students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the time of application to the MS program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their BBA degree, whichever is later.
  2. Successfully complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) before the end of their junior year, or before completion of 92 semester hours of course work, with the following exceptions for MS programs. Business students with overall GPAs of 3.2 or higher applying for admission to the dual degree BBA/MS in accounting or BBA/MS in taxation are not required to take the GMAT.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in-residence at Hofstra.

Degree Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 150

The BBA/MS program requires the successful completion of at least 150 s.h., including at least 119 s.h. at the undergraduate level and 30 semester hours at the graduate level. Students who are admitted to the MS portion of the dual-degree program can substitute up to nine semester hours of undergraduate course work for their bachelor’s degree with an equal number of semester hours of MS-level graduate course work, as discussed below, with the permission of the chair of the Department of Accounting . Students who apply nine credits of graduate study to their undergraduate requirements must seek advisement to ensure that they complete a minimum of 150 total semester hours, at the graduate or undergraduate level, and comply with state licensing requirements, after applying nine credits to both the BBA and MS programs. (Students are advised to check with their state boards of accountancy to obtain specific requirements.)

Dual-degree Program Requirements

Students in the BBA/MS in Taxation dual-degree program may use the following procedure to apply up to three graduate-level courses toward both the BBA and the MS in Taxation requirements. Students may apply TAX 228  to both the MS in Taxation program requirements and to three credits of undergraduate business or free elective requirements. In addition, students may apply any two of the following five graduate courses as both business electives in the MS in Taxation program  and in lieu of certain required courses in the undergraduate accounting major: ACCT 208  for ACCT 135, ACCT 215  for ACCT 144, ACCT 233  for ACCT 133, ACCT 234  for ACCT 134, and ACCT 242  for ACCT 125.

Complete BBA Requirements

Students must complete all the BBA Requirements, including LEGL 020.