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BBA/MBA in Public Accounting

 

Earn a combined BBA/MBA in Accounting at Lubin for a streamlined path to success:
  • Accelerated
  • 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/MBA program in Accounting will deliver to you exceptional preparation and a strong foundation for how businesses work and streamline your path to the C-suite.
95%
Of Lubin's BBA/MBA graduates in public accounting were employed within 9 months of graduation.

 

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 MBA experience that builds upon that foundation and covers other important aspects of accounting
  • An elite reputation
Click to view curriculum for the combined BBA/MBA 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 studying a BBA/MBA in Accounting have interned at:
  • AIG
  • Barclays
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Disney
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
947 students from 81 countries. 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
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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Domingo Rodriguez BBA/MBA '13 was a first-generation college student who found incredible opportunity at Lubin. After interning with Deloitte throughout his time at Pace, he started a full-time job there after graduation.

Combined BBA/MBA in Accounting

 

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    Pace ranks in the top
12%
of U.S. schools that give the best return on your college investment (Source: PayScale)

With your BBA and MBA in Accounting, 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'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 from the combined BBA/MBA program in accounting (Source: U.S. Department of Labor):
  • Earn good pay: $54,900 average starting salary for BBA/MBA graduates (Source: Pace University Career Services Annual Reports)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source: Time.com, 2014)
  • 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)
  • Earn much more later on. 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.
  • Join our distinguished alumni pursuing careers around the globe
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Companies that have hired graduates of the BBA/MBA 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
 
    "Lubin's BBA/MBA Accounting program has created opportunities for me to learn from highly qualified professors, receive internships, travel abroad and build a network of successful professionals. In the classroom, I've met students from other countries, entrepreneurs with a resume of privately owned businesses and successful employees of major corporate firms. I've personally interned with Morgan Stanley, MetLife and PwC and currently have a full-time offer a year before I graduate. In addition, I've had the opportunity to travel to China for an international accounting field study, partially subsidized by the Figueroa Family Fund. I'm incredibly happy I chose Pace University to study business and feel prepared for future business positions."

- Shady Fahmy '12  


"My BBA/MBA in Accounting from Lubin gave me a solid foundation that prepared me for the corporate world. Accounting is the language of business and the industry is positioned for enormous growth despite a challenging economy. Lubin's reputation in the field is widely known and I highly recommend this dual degree program."

- Jeccy Heng '10  
Audit Associate, KPMG