Oct 23, 2018  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Accounting, B.B.A. Major in

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This program qualifies students for admission to the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and to those of many other states. (Note: The New York State Board of Regents adopted the 150-hour requirement for admission to the CPA examination in August 2004. Students should check with their major adviser.) This option reduces the experience requirement for certification to one year. Students planning to obtain CPA licenses in states other than New York should also consider taking the New York state 150-hour option. Majors in accounting must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 in accounting course work at Hofstra. In addition, they must have a C- or better in ACCT 101, 102, 123 and 124 whether taken at Hofstra or transferred in from another institution. Otherwise, these accounting courses must be retaken at Hofstra since no waivers will be granted for them. The requirements are: ACCT 123, 124, 125, 131, 133, 135, 143, 144; LEGL 24 and electives chosen under advisement. 

Recommended Sequence - Total Hours: 128

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

1st or 2nd Semester

Senior Year

1st or 2nd Semester

Program Requirements

Students may meet the New York state 150-hour requirement by taking one of the following two options:

Option I:

The 152-hour B.B.A. Program in Accounting requires ACCT 134 and one of the following options (24 s.h. minimum), selected under advisement:

a) Three accounting electives and four additional courses - Semester Hours: 21

b) A business minor plus additional accounting or other courses - Semester Hours: 21

c) A second major plus one additional accounting course, if necessary - Semester Hours: 21

Option II:

B.B.A. Specialization in Accounting/M.S. Specialization in Accounting or Taxation

The B.B.A./M.S. Program option is available for those qualified students* who choose to pursue an M.S. in one of the following areas: Accounting or Taxation; and who complete two of the following courses, which will be credited to both the B.B.A. and M.S. degrees:

* Footnote

* 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 must be provisionally accepted into the graduate program before they will be allowed to register for graduate courses. For complete M.S. requirements, please see the Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin.

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