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BBA/MBA in Public Accounting

 

With your Lubin BBA, you can rise quickly in a highly profitable career. You will:
  • Enter the fastest growing business discipline
  • Have great preparation for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam
  • 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?
16%
Expected accounting job growth by 2020 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

The BBA in Public Accounting gives you a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. You gain critical skills used by accountants in many career paths, including auditing, management consulting, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting, financial analysis, tax preparation, forensic accounting, and treasury or cash management. Your Lubin degree opens doors to internships and gives you the opportunity to minor in another business discipline, if you choose. Through the BBA in Public Accounting, you gain:
  • Answers to the question, What is a certified public accountant?
  • A solid grounding in federal taxation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.
  • Strong support services in our Accounting Labs.
  • Practical knowledge of cost accounting.
  • Ethics, theory, practice, and diversified techniques of public auditing.
      [AACSB]
  • A degree with elite accreditation.
  • Full preparation for taking the CPA exam.
Click to view curriculum for the BBA in Public Accounting.

 

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 successfully.

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 majoring in Public Accounting have interned at:
  • BDO
  • The Dannon Company
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC)
  • Morgan Stanley

 

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
  Pleasantville campus
Undergraduate Admission
Phone: 914-773-3746
E-mail: ugplv@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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What is a certified public accountant? As a public accountant, you are likely to have your own business or work for an accounting firm; however, CPAs also work within corporations and often rise to leadership positions.
  • Enjoy good pay: $50,528 average entry level salary for BBA in Public Accounting majors (Source: Pace University Career Services Annual Reports)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source: Time.com, 2014)
  • Make your career move with one of the over 300 employers who recruit Pace graduates every year
  • Global opportunities, thanks to the international perspective you've gained at Lubin
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Recent Lubin BBA in Public Accounting graduates have begun their careers at:

    • AIG
    • Anchin, Block & Anchin
    • Deloitte & Touche LLP
    • EisnerAmper
    • Ernst & Young
    • Grant Thornton
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • J.H. Cohn
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • KPMG
    • Lehman Brothers
    • Marcum
    • McGladrey & Pullen
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • State Street Corp.
    • Sungard
    • U.S. Department of Labor
    • Weiser Mazar LLP

  • Join our distinguished alumni in fulfilling careers around the globe
  • Earn much more later on. Pace has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 20 "colleges that will make you rich."
 

    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
 
    "Lubin's accounting program provided me with world-class faculty who are in tune with contemporary issues and have access to industry leaders. The faculty at the Lubin School of Business teach more than just theory; they empower you with the tools necessary to be a successful manager. Additionally, the extensive network of dedicated Lubin alumni facilitate a smooth transition from the classroom to the office."

- Thommy O. Guerrero '06  
Ares Management, LLC