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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.
The 152-hour B.B.A. Program in Accounting requires the following additional courses
- One business elective, selected under advisement - Semester Hours: 3
- Five liberal arts electives, selected under advisement - Semester Hours: 15
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