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.

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.

"My goal is to be a successful entrepreneur, and all the experience I have gained from Pace Fit will give me the best skill set to be successful. I love running a business. I feel that by running a business there are no caps to how successful you can be.” —Matthew La Sala ’21, Founder, Pace Fit

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



median salary for accountants with the upper range of $161,000 for top earners (Source: CareerOneStop)


of Lubin's bachelor's degree graduates from the Class of 2020 are employed, continuing their education, or are doing volunteer or military service. (Source: Pace University Career Services)

#10 ranked Pace’s accounting program 10 out of 44 in New York State and 83 out of 600 nationwide in 2018.