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BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management

 

Earn a BBA in Public Accounting and an MS in Financial Management at Lubin for a streamlined path to success:
  • Accelerated
  • Combination of expertise that is highly marketable in any economy
  • Both degrees in five years
  • Launch as a CPA
  • Rise to the C-Suite
The demand for skilled, sharp, bright CPAs will see significant growth through the year 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The combined BBA Accounting/MS Financial Management program will deliver to you exceptional preparation and a strong foundation for how businesses work and streamline your path to the C-suite.
16%
Expected accounting job growth by 2020 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

Since 1906, Pace University has built a reputation as a globally recognized, nationally respected institution with premier programs in accounting. In fact, you can trace our beginnings to a school that educated accountants throughout New York City. Our combined degree program offers you the opportunity to study alongside other students from around the world and prepare to quickly ascend the ladder of success. Through Lubin you'll gain:
  • Exceptional preparation for gaining licensure as a CPA
  • A BBA experience that delivers a solid foundation in the core principles of accounting
      [AACSB]
  • An MS experience that provides the necessary knowledge and skills for financial analysts and managers
  • An elite reputation
Click to view curriculum for the combined BBA Accounting/MS in Financial Management.

 

Lubin puts you at the center of the world's business life, through a network of alumni and corporate partners that reaches into major financial institutions, media companies, and growing businesses in every industry. Lubin has over 1,300 alumni at Big Four accounting firms; 190 plus are partner level and higher. Through our LinkedIn mentoring program, you will connect with prominent Lubin alumni in your field. We get you out of the classroom and into internships and career-opening events. We also get you out and involved in this lively metropolitan area. This program is offered on the New York City campus only.

Take full advantage of your dedicated team of advisers while you're here. They can guide you through the program and into your career, opening doors and making connections for you.

Pace University has the largest internship program in the Metropolitan New York area.

Gain valuable experience in one or more internships—with internationally respected companies. Students studying to receive a degree in Accounting and Finance have interned at:
  • AIG
  • Barclays
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Disney
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

The application process can feel stressful—lots of forms to fill out, deadlines, tours, interviews—but know that we are right here with you every step of the way. Visit the "How to Apply" page for easy guidelines for submitting your application. In addition to the application, official high school transcripts, and college transcripts (for transfer students), a personal statement/essay, and two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes are required for admission. SAT I, ACT, and/or TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the Admissions office.

For admission information, please contact:

New York City campus
Undergraduate Admission
Phone: 212-346-1323
E-mail: ugnyc@pace.edu
 

Click for information about campus tours and information sessions, or call 212-346-1323 to schedule a tour. To request a brochure, catalog, application packet, or other printed materials, please fill out our online form. You may also call 1-800-874-PACE or send your request via e-mail to infoctr@pace.edu.

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Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Financial Management

 

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With your BBA in Accounting and MS in Financial Management, you'll be prepared for a lifetime of success in any number of professional settings—from one of the Big Four accounting firms, to Wall Street, to main street, and virtually everywhere in between. You will have the accounting coursework required to become a CPA and an in-depth understanding of finance to become a financial manager and, potentially, chief financial officer of a global corporation or financial institution. You'll have the intellectual foundation, the real-world savvy, and the professional connections that will get you to where you want to go. Here's what to expect:
  • Job growth of 16%: Accounting is the fastest growing of all business disciplines, with a projected job growth of 16% by 2020 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source: Time.com, 2014)
  • Earning power: Pace has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 20 "colleges that will make you rich"
  • Make your career move with one of the over 300 employers who recruit Pace graduates every year
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Companies that have hired graduates from the Accounting and Financial Management combined degree program include:

    • Deloitte & Touche LLP
    • Ernst & Young
    • Grant Thornton
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • KPMG
    • Marcum
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • RSM McGladrey
    • The Internal Revenue Service
 

    In the center of New York City's business life, Lubin introduces you to successful business leaders and thriving multinational corporations. Connect directly with the world-class individuals who serve as an Executive- or Entrepreneur-in- Residence at Pace. We nurture relationships with many of the world's leading executives, to broaden and deepen your learning experience—far beyond what you can expect at any other business school:
  • Meet top executives when they visit your classes and lecture on campus.
Off campus, we get you through the door and behind the scenes for unique opportunities, thanks to our rich and well-developed network of alumni and corporate partners. Common locales include:
  • Big Four: Visit the headquarters of the Big Four accounting firms
  • A Fortune 100 company headquarters in metropolitan New York City
  • The Fed: Research at the Federal Reserve Bank - almost 100 Lubin alumni are employed here
  • NYSE: The rush of the trading floor
 
    "The BBA Public Accounting/MS Finance program is ideal for students who want to have a competitive edge in the workplace. In just five years, the curriculum prepares students to take the CPA, while also obtaining in-depth knowledge in Finance. Accounting and Finance are interrelated fields, so having the opportunity to explore both will make you a well-rounded professional. Having this educational background expands your future job opportunities, because you will be marketable in two solid business fields. This program is one of a kind in New York City, and I strongly believe it will prepare me for a successful, interesting career."

- Kristhy Jimenez '14