B.S. degree program in public accounting and business management
HEGIS code 0502
NYS SED program code 35423

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Office Hours
Fung, Christina HE Assistant (718) 9515000 x 6606 Whitehead 217 cfung @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon-Friday 9-5


Program title change from public accounting and business, management and finance to public accounting and business management awaiting approval by New York State Education Department.

This 150-credit undergraduate program is designed to allow students to meet the requirements of New York State for licensure as a CPA, while also obtaining additional exposure to business management. New York State currently requires candidates for licensure to have a total of 150 credits, including 33 credits in accounting and tax (including financial accounting and reporting, cost or
managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing and attestation services) as well as 36 additional credits in business.

In addition to this program, students who are interested in accounting careers should consider the B.S. in Internal Accounting, the B.S. in Accounting, and a combination of the B.S. in Accounting and the M.S. in Accounting.

Program requirements (85-87 credits)
All of the following: Accounting 2001; 3011; 3021; 3041; 3051; 3101; 3201; 4001; 4011; 4101; 4201; 4501W; 4502, or 7108X; Computer and Information Sciences 1050; Business 3100; Business 3200; [Business 3310] or Finance 3310; Business 3400 or Economics 3400 or Mathematics 2501 or 3501; Business 3430 or Computer and Information Science 2531; Business 4200W or Business 4300W or Finance 4300W; Business 2100 or Economics 2100; Business 2200 or Economics 2200; Business 3421 or Computer and Information Science 2590 or Business 3410 or Economics 3410 or Mathematics 1201; Business 3320 or Economics 3320; [Business 3330] or Finance 3330.

Both of the following: Philosophy 3314 and Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 2623.

Students must take additional courses to complete the 150-credit requirement.

Students are urged to take all Brooklyn College core courses in their first four years, so as to retain the option of later changing paths to obtain a 120 credit B.S. in accounting and a M.S. in accounting.

Highly recommended elective: Accounting 3360 or Business 3360. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better may also take graduate courses, such as courses in financial statement analysis or controllership, in their fourth or fifth years, with permission.

The program allows a choice between data analytics (Business 3421 or Computer and Information Science 2590) and fundamental mathematical tools of economics, including calculus (Business 3410 or Economics 3410 or Mathematics 3410. Data analytics is in demand in many business fields, while calculus is required for certain Finance courses, and is very helpful to students planning advanced study in economics and finance, or doctoral study.

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each of the required Accounting courses. No Accounting course may be taken more than three times by a student in this major. Students taking a specific Accounting course three times without achieving a grade of C or better (this includes INC, W, WN, WU, WF, and ABS grades), may not take that course again and will not be permitted to complete this major or any other Accounting major at Brooklyn College.

Writing-Intensive Requirement: Students are required to take at least one writing-intensive course (W course).