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

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Sharperson, Zina Senior Academic Adviser 718.951.5136 218 Whitehead Hall businessmgmtadvising @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


New York State CPA candidates are now eligible to take the Uniform CPA Examination prior to completing their degree but after having completed certain courses and at least 120 credits. Students may seek advisement from an Accounting Program advisor regarding these changes or by contacting the New York State Board of Public Accountancy. Generally, to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York State a candidate must have (a) earned a bachelor's degree, (b) completed 150 credit hours of study that includes a particular accounting curriculum, (c) passed the Uniform CPA examination and (d) completed one year of work experience under a licensed CPA. Students who expect to become CPA candidates in another jurisdiction are advised to consult the Board of Accountancy in that jurisdiction. The program outlined below draws upon and combines required courses in the existing Business Management major (HEGIS code 0506; SED program code 85067) and the undergraduate accounting major (HEGIS code 0502; SED program code 01990) to qualify for certification of the 150 credits required to become a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York. Students successfully completing this program will graduate with a single B.S. degree tantamount to a double major, as indicated in the title of the program, and totaling 150 credits including the College's general education requirements.
Program requirements (83-85 credits)
All of the following: Accounting 2001; 3001; 3011; 3021; 3041; 3051; 3101; 3201; 4001; 4011; 4101; 4201; 4501W; 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 3410 or Economics 3410 or Mathematics 1201; Business 3320 or Economics 3320; [Business 3330] or Finance 3330.

For many courses in this program, students are expected to have proficiency in spreadsheet analysis for business (e.g., MS Excel); for students without this skill set, Computer and Information Science 1050 is highly recommended.

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

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

Highly recommended elective: Accounting 3360 or Business 3360.

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).