Accounting, Public, CPA Prep, BBA/Financial Management, MS

  • New York City
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

Streamlined Path to Success

With a Lubin BBA in Accounting and MS in Financial Management, you will develop the skillset to navigate and get ahead in any number of professional settings. The combination of accounting coursework for CPA licensure and in-depth instruction in finance provide the necessary foundation to work in Big Four accounting firms, the finance division of global corporations or financial institutions, on Wall Street, on Main Street, and everywhere in between. Earn the two degrees in five years and fast track your way to career success.

Accelerate Your Degree

  • Learn current theory and practical applications from professors with extensive industry experience and take advantage of experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  • Get a solid foundation in the core principles of accounting and finance
  • Earn two degrees in five years

Add Opportunities And Experiences

The demand for sharp, skilled CPAs will see significant growth through the year 2026. Lubin’s BBA in Accounting and MS in Financial Management program streamlines your path to the C-Suite.

The combined program is for students pursuing careers in accounting with a focus on financial management. You will graduate with a strong background in both disciplines and will be well prepared for careers as financial managers and leaders in global corporations. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of financial and managerial accounting, taxes, capital budgeting, cash flow valuation, risk management, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

The BBA component of the program fulfills the 150-credit-hour requirement for public accounting and New York State CPA licensure, so you will be fully prepared to take the CPA exam upon graduation.

"When I first came to Pace, I applied as a finance major, then I switched to accounting, so this was a great way to join both my interests. I first got involved with KPMG by doing a leadership program with them, and that led to a second internship where I did both audit and advisory work. It was a really good experience for me and they actually extended an offer for full-time employment." —Kristhy Jimenez ’14, Manager, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG

Choose Your Career

Career Options

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Broker
  • Public Accountant

Where Graduates Are Employed

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • ICON Payments
  • The Internal Revenue Service
  • KPMG
  • Marcum
  • PwC
  • RSM



medium salary for financial managers in New York State (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)


of Lubin's master 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.