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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.B.A. Specialization in Accounting

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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 effective 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, 127, 131, 133, 143, 144; ENGL 30A; LEGL 24 and electives chosen under advisement.    

Program Requirements

Option I:

The 152-hour B.B.A. Program in Accounting requires the following additional courses (24 s.h.):

  • One business elective, selected under advisement - Semester Hours: 3
  • Five liberal arts electives, selected under advisement - Semester Hours: 15

Option II:

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:

Students selecting the B.B.A./M.S. option must take the Graduate Management Admission Text (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. For complete M.S. requirements, please see the Hofstra University Graduate Studies Bulletin.

  • ACCT 215 instead of ACCT 144
  • ACCT 233 instead of ACCT 133
  • ACCT 242 instead of ACCT 125

See Also: Complete B.B.A. Requirements

The complete B.B.A. requirements are available in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business section of this Bulletin.

Recommended Sequence - Total Hours: 128

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