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)
Career paths include CFO, Chief accountant, and Senior vice president
Provide a range of services for clients, including individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies:
GAIN USEFUL SKILLS AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
The BBA in 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 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: You learn the accounting cycle, the nature of financial statements and the process for preparing them, and the use of accounting information as a basis for decision-making
A degree with elite accreditation: Lubin has earned dual accreditation from AACSB International in both business and accounting—an elite distinction shared by fewer than three percent of business schools worldwide
A solid grounding in federal taxation: Gain the necessary background in exemptions; basic concepts of gross income; exclusions, deductions, and credits; and preparing appropriate individual federal income tax returns
Strong support services in our Accounting Labs: In the Accounting Lab (New York City campus) and the Ernst & Young Accounting Lab (Pleasantville campus), you will find tutoring support in foundation and upper-division accounting courses, help developing effective study strategies, and assistance preparing for exams
Practical knowledge of forensic accounting, internal auditing, financial and managerial accounting: Learn cost accumulation techniques for manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies—including job costing; project costing; and direct, standard, by-product, joint product, and process costing—and the quantitative methods and accounting systems that enhance performance measurements and decision making within the firm