Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Professional Accountancy
Ithaca’s M.B.A. in professional accountancy program begins in late August and prepares graduates to provide auditing, consulting, and income tax services for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.
Core courses provide a solid foundation in advanced management concepts by blending theory with hands-on practice in analyses, problem solving, and decision making. Candidates also complete graduate accounting courses, which provide advanced training in the theory and application of financial accounting and reporting, taxation, auditing, business law, and contemporary accounting practices.
The M.B.A. in professional accountancy program is registered with the New York State Education Department, enabling graduates to meet the educational requirements necessary to be licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York State. The program also addresses the 150-hour requirements in 43 other states, Washington, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico (see individual state requirements for any variations).
The M.B.A. in professional accountancy is tailored primarily to students with undergraduate accounting degrees but is open to any candidate who meets entry requirements. Consult the program director regarding eligibility.
Prior to matriculation, applicants seeking admission to the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program must have completed one of the following:
- a bachelor’s degree in accounting; or
- a bachelor’s degree in business with at least 60 credits in liberal arts coursework plus Intermediate Accounting (I and II), Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Auditing, and Commercial Law.
|BGRD 50200||Taxation for Managers||3|
|BGRD 50400||Advanced Financial Reporting||3|
|BGRD 60200||Advanced Auditing & Research||3|
|BGRD 60800||Contemporary Issues in Accounting||3|
|BGRD 61000||Managing in a Global Economy||3|
|BGRD 61500||Business Analytics||3|
|BGRD 63200||Corporate Financial Management||3|
|BGRD 64000||Marketing Management||3|
|BGRD 65000||Organizational Structure and Processes||3|
|BGRD 66000||Sustainable Practices in Operations and Technology||3|
|BGRD 68000||Strategic Planning and Business Policy||3|
|One graduate elective||3|