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AACSB Accredited One-Year MBA in Accounting

If you have an undergraduate degree that includes substantial credits in accounting, are seeking licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or are interested in the area of accounting, we offer a one-year MBA in Accounting.

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


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 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 most also include the study of business and accounting communications, ethics and professional responsibility, and accounting research.


Clarkson's one-year MBA in Accounting is designed to ensure you have the credits you need to qualify for your CPA license or provide a strong background in accounting for those simply interested in the field and not necessarily CPA licensure.


In addition to the Core Required Modules and an Experiential Course Requirement, students will complete specific accounting courses and two additional electives.