Bachelor of Science in Accounting

More than crunching numbers.

In addition to developing quantitative and analytical competencies, accounting majors take courses in marketing and human resources while building soft skills critical to career success. 

The language of business.

UB accounting students are well-prepared for entry-level professional positions in public accounting and a range of careers in industry and government. 

However, if you wish to become licensed as a CPA in New York State and virtually all other states, you must satisfy the 150-hour education requirements. New York, as well as many other jurisdictions, not only requires completion of 150 college credit hours but also mandates fairly specific requirements regarding accounting and business coursework within those 150 hours.

The School of Management offers a one-year Master of Science in Accounting registered by New York State. Completing a registered accounting program puts you in the express lane for CPA licensing approval. In fact, your application will get automatic approval with respect to the educational requirements, rather than a detailed review by a government employee. In addition, a graduate degree gives you a competitive advantage in a credential-conscious marketplace in your first position and throughout your career.

Curriculum Plan

Academic performance in freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for admission to the upper division in the School of Management. In the first two years, you will complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

If you're not ready for calculus, you should take precalculus before attempting MTH 131.