Accounting, Public, CPA Prep, BBA/Taxation, MS

  • New York City
  • Online
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.

A Streamlined Pathway

Seeking an in-depth understanding of both financial accounting rules and federal tax law? Our combined program in accounting and taxation will prepare you to become a successful CPA with the additional tax skills necessary to succeed in a competitive business climate. Earn both degrees in five years and fast track your way to success. We provide CPA review courses (Becker CPA Review) in all programs, and all our programs are ready for the new "Core + Disciplines" CPA exams.

Speed to Completion

  • 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 taxation
  • Earn two degrees in five years

Add Opportunities and Experiences

The BBA in Accounting and MS in Taxation combined degree is a unique, full-time program that builds on Lubin's strong reputation in accounting and tax. Graduates meet the 150-credit requirement for the CPA exam while simultaneously obtaining an in-depth understanding of tax law.

The BBA component of the program is ideally suited for students entering taxation departments at accounting firms, as well as others who require an in-depth understanding of both financial accounting rules and federal tax law. Students can begin taking the CPA exam in New York during the fifth year of the program, as an intensive exam review program is provided.

Through the MS in Taxation component of the program, offered fully online, students learn how to quantify risk and predict shifts in tax environments. Overall, Lubin’s BBA in Accounting and MS in Taxation program can place you in a position to become a successful CPA who has the additional tax skills required to succeed in a competitive business climate.

"People think that when studying accounting or taxation all we do is sit down and work on problems or calculations; that's not the case at all. I'm writing formal memorandums on court cases, on fact patterns that I was given, and trying to figure out what the outcome should be and who should win—the government or the taxpayer, and things like that. The professors at Pace demand a lot from you, but they will work with you. They want to help you and most of them are excited about what they are talking about. They work in the field every day." —Megan Ehrlich ’15, Senior Tax Accountant, Citrin Cooperman

Choose Your Career

Career Options

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Tax Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Public Accountant

Where Graduates are Employed

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • BDO Seidman
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • The Internal Revenue Service
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Marcum
  • Marks Paneth
  • Philip Morris
  • PwC
  • RSM



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