Accounting, Public, CPA Prep, 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.

Become A CPA

Your BBA in Public Accounting from the Lubin School of Business will serve as your launching pad into one of the most critical and profitable business disciplines. In your courses you will receive great preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination to well-position you to rise to the C-suite. We provide CPA review courses (Becker CPA Review) in all programs, and all our programs are ready for the new "Core + Disciplines" CPA exams.

Stand Out

  • Be well-prepared to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
  • Learn current theory and practical applications from professors with extensive industry experience and take advantage of experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  • Establish a career as a public accountant in business, government, or the nonprofit sector

Add Opportunities And Experiences

A Lubin BBA in Public Accounting gives you a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. The degree opens doors to internships and gives you the opportunity to minor in another business discipline, if you choose.

Learn about 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. Develop a solid grounding in federal taxation and acquire practical knowledge of cost accounting. Study the ethics, theory, application, and diversified techniques of public auditing. Strong support services in our labs provide you with tutoring and assistance.

The Public Accounting program is registered with the New York State Education Department, as it meets the 150-credit hour education requirements for CPA licensure. Students are qualified to take the CPA exam after completing 120 credits including all accounting course requirements.

“There are endless opportunities with the Lubin School of Business and the professors truly care about student success. Lubin has a great balance between academics in the classroom and developing your professional skills/network.”

—Maria Savino '22, Audit Associate, KPMG

Choose Your Career

Career Options

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

Where Graduates Are Employed

  • AIG
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Anchin, Block & Anchin
  • Citrin Cooperman
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Deloitte
  • EisnerAmper
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • J.H. Cohn
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Marcum LLP
  • Marks Paneth
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Omnicom Group Incorporated
  • PFK O'Connor Davies
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • State Street Corp.
  • Sungard
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Weiser Mazar LLP



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