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BBA in Accounting


[ACCA] Lubin and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) USA announced a landmark partnership linking ACCA's globally recognized qualification program to both undergraduate and graduate coursework at Lubin.
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With your Lubin BBA, you can rise quickly in a highly profitable career. You will:
  • Enter the fastest growing business discipline
  • Prepare thoroughly for specialized credentials in
    • certified management accounting
    • certified internal auditing
  • Enjoy an uncommon dual AACSB accreditation, in both business and accounting
  • Be well positioned to rise to the C-suite
And where better to gain a foothold in the business world than here in metropolitan New York City, the worldwide financial center?
Expected accounting job growth by 2022 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


The BBA in Accounting gives you a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. Given that Pace University began as a school of accounting, and that Lubin holds a separate accreditation in accounting from AACSB, you can be sure that this degree prepares you to succeed in this growing and varied field. You gain critical skills used by accountants in many career paths, including certified management accounting, management consulting, financial analysis, certified internal auditing, tax preparation for individuals, and treasury or cash management. The Accounting degree gives you the opportunity to specialize in another business discipline, such as information systems, finance, or managerial accounting. Students can complete the BBA degree in about four years with a total of 128 credits. Because CPA licensing requires 150 credits, this program is not aimed to prepare students for the CPA examination. For CPA ready program, please see BBA in Public Accounting.

The BBA in Accounting offers three concentrations: The BBA Accounting major with a Forensic Accounting concentration provides students with solid accounting education and specialized training in the field of forensic accounting. The Internal Auditing concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as an internal auditor. Students who do not wish to choose one of the specialized concentrations have the option to customize their program of study by selecting additional course work in areas such as taxation, law, finance, information systems and management or other fields of interest to them.

Through Lubin, you gain:
  • Essential understanding of the accounting profession
  • A degree with elite accreditation
  • A solid grounding in federal taxation
  • Strong support services in our Accounting Labs
  • Practical knowledge of forensic accounting, internal auditing, financial and managerial accounting
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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. Both campuses give you the connections, the opportunities, and the access to launch your career

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.


Gain valuable experience in one or more internships—with internationally respected companies. Students majoring in Accounting have interned at:
  • Bessemer Venture Partners, LLP
  • Blum & Bernstein, LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • Force Four Corporation
  • IBM
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • Philip Morris Capital Corporation

[Study Abroad]

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With a diverse student body and a curriculum focused on the global business environment, as well as many study abroad opportunities, Lubin gives you international preparation for wherever your career takes you. Build your global network and take it with you when you graduate!


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
  Pleasantville campus
Undergraduate Admission
Phone: 914-773-3746

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BBA in Accounting


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As an accountant, you may have your own business or work for an accounting firm; however, accountants also work within corporations and often rise to leadership positions. Here's what to expect:

  • Enjoy good pay: $50,000 median salary for accounting majors (Source: Pace University Career Services Annual Reports)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source:, 2014)
  • Global opportunities, thanks to the international perspective you've gained at Lubin
  • Make your career move with one of the over 300 employers who recruit Pace graduates every year
  • Provide a range of services for clients, including individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies:
  • Varied industries and professional paths
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Recent Lubin BBA in Accounting graduates have begun their careers at:

    • Bank of New York Mellon
    • Citigroup
    • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
    • Ernst & Young, LLP
    • Friedman LLP
    • Geller & Company
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • KPMG
    • McGladrey & Pullen
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
[Who Hires Lubin Students]
  • Join our distinguished alumni in fulfilling careers around the globe

    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.
  • Meet leading figures in the accounting world at the Pace Forum on Contemporary Issues in Accounting

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
    "My course work and internships have helped me understand business from the inside out. I have made contacts and had opportunities to connect with alumni and other working professionals. Knowing how to help a company understand its own financials is a solid path to helping a company improve."

- Joe Graef '12