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One-Year Accounting MBA

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If you are seeking licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or are interested in the area of accounting, our MBA with a certificate in accounting might be for you.  Effective August 1, 2009 applicants for licensing as a CPA in New York State will be required to have a bachelor's or higher degree and 150 semester hours in the following content areas, which include but are not limited to at least:

* 33 semester hours in accounting with courses in financial accounting theory and principles (including advanced financial accounting), managerial accounting, U.S. federal tax accounting, auditing and computer auditing:

* 36 semester hours in general business electives including business statistics, commercial law, computer science, economics, and finance, and;

* The curriculum must also include the study of business/accounting communications, ethics/professional responsibility and accounting research.

In addition to the Core Required Modules and an Experiential Course Requirement, students who are interested in this track will need to take the following courses in the spring semester:

In addition to core modules and an experiential course student will be able to take the following accounting electives:
AC623 Financial Statement Analysis
AC636 Auditing
AC648 Seminar in Acct Info Sys & Aud

Acct Research & Theory

*Please note that students will need to take a total of 5 electives to complete the 38 credit hour MBA program (meaning that at least one elective must be non-accounting)

Clarkson is ready to help you meet the needs for CPA licensing.