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.

Curricular Plan

For full curricular plan and course descriptions, refer to the undergraduate catalog.

A student’s degree requirements are determined by the year in which they begin as a matriculated student at UB.  There are sometimes slight curricular adjustments from year to year.  Therefore, students should always refer to their academic advisement report for their specific degree requirements in consultation with their academic advisor.

Academic Requirements
Students must maintain a 2.950 major GPA, 2.750 UB GPA, 2.750 overall GPA to gain admission or remain in good standing for continuation in the major. Minimum B grades are required in MGA 201 and MGA 202 and minimum C grades are required in MGA 301, MGA 311, MGA 302, and MGA 312.