Accounting, BBA

  • New York City
  • Westchester
Associated College

Dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world

Earn Your Accounting Degree in the Heart of New York

Pace’s BBA in Accounting prepares you to rise quickly in a highly profitable career that can get you all the way to the C-Suite. Get the educational foundation you need to sit for the CPA exam and earn other specialized credentials, like certified internal auditor. We provide CPA review courses (Becker CPA Review) in all programs, and all our programs are ready for the new "Core + Disciplines" CPA exams.

A Launchpad to Success

  • Get a solid foundation in accounting principles
  • Choose from three concentrations that will diversify your skill set
  • Establish a foundation to study for the CPA exam and other specialized credentials

Add Opportunities and Experiences

Choose from one of three concentrations within the BBA in Accounting program:

Forensic Accounting, which provides a solid accounting foundation alongside specialized training in forensic accounting; Internal Auditing, which develops the skills you’ll need to pursue a career as an internal auditor; and the third option, which allows you to customize your BBA.

You can select additional coursework in areas such as taxation, law, finance, information systems, or management. Students who plan to take CPA exams should choose the following courses among electives: ACC 461 Auditing I, LAW 312 or LAW 360 Business Law II, TAX 311 Federal Income Taxation II, and ACC 470 Accounting Research Project.

At Lubin, we get you through the door and behind the scenes for unique opportunities, thanks to our well-developed network of alumni and corporate partners. Graduates of the BBA in Accounting program work for Big Four accounting firms, Fortune 100 companies, the Federal Reserve, and the New York Stock Exchange, among many other enterprises.

Choose Your Career

Career Options

  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Accountant
  • Public Accountant

Where Graduates are Employed

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Chaser Brand
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Friedman LLP
  • Geller & Company
  • Gibbs and Cox Marine Solutions
  • Gryphon Strategies
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Malesardi, Quackenbush, Swift & Company, LLC
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • W.B. Mason

A Note on CPA Exam Requirements

Students who plan to take the CPA exam should be aware of the specific educational requirements for the state in which they intend to sit for the exam. Visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website (NASBA) for specific requirements in each state. The state of New York currently requires 120 hours of college level education and at least one course covering each of the following (see website NASBA/NYS):

  • Financial accounting, at the upper division and beyond introductory level,
  • Cost or management accounting,
  • Taxation,
  • Audit and attestation, at the upper division.

The courses required for BBA Accounting program with appropriate elective courses in auditing (ACC 461), taxation, and business law will satisfy the requirements to take the CPA exam in New York.

The CPA licensure however requires a total of 150 hours (33 in accounting) of education, in addition to passing the exam and gaining practice experiences. The requirements for BBA Accounting program do not satisfy all requirement for CPA licensure. Students can earn additional credits by joining one of the graduate programs at Pace (e.g., MS Accounting, MBA Accounting, or MS Accounting Data Analytics and Technologies) to satisfy CPA licensure requirements in education.

Students who are interested in completing all 150 credits of CPA licensure requirements in one step can consider the following programs:



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