May 19, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Accounting (B.B.A.) and Accounting (M.S.), Dual-degree Program

Qualified Hofstra University undergraduate accounting majors may choose to enroll in this dual B.B.A./M.S. 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 B.B.A./M.S. 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 M.S. program or upon completion of 92 semester hours of course work toward their B.B.A. 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 M.S. programs. Business students with overall GPAs of 3.2 or higher applying for admission to the dual degree B.B.A/M.S. in accounting or B.B.A./M.S. 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: 149

The B.B.A./M.S. program requires the successful completion of at least 149 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 M.S. 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 M.S.-level graduate course work, as discussed below, with the permission of the chair of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business . 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 B.B.A. and M.S. programs. (Students are advised to check with their state boards of accountancy to obtain specific requirements.)

Dual-degree Program Requirements

Students in the B.B.A./M.S. in accounting program will be eligible to take three of the following graduate-level courses:

ACCT 208 , 215 , 233 , 234 , or 242 , instead of ACCT 125, 133, 134, 135, or 144. The graduate courses (ACCT 208, 215, 233, 234, or 242) are credited to both the B.B.A. and M.S. degree requirements.

See Also: Complete B.B.A. Requirements

The complete B.B.A. Requirements in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.