Bachelor of Science General Accounting 120 Credits | School of Business | Bronx & Dobbs Ferry
General Accounting B.S. Overview
If you currently work or are planning a career in accounting or taxation with a for-profit organization, not-for-profit organization, or a Federal, State or local government, a General Accounting major is for you.
The program enables you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination, but not the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. However, additional appropriate coursework can be completed to address the necessary CPA Examination requirements.
With a Bachelor’s of Science in General Accounting, you’ll understand the business environment, business concepts and ethical responsibilities. You’ll know how to employ accounting principles and procedures for recording and presenting financial results.
Accountants may find work at public accounting firms, corporations, nonprofits, governments or for themselves with a private practice.
What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage
- Active service and professional learning through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low income citizens (VITA)
- Enables you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination
- Access to Senior Executive Network
- Esteemed executive faculty
- Prestigious internships and job placements - Goldman Sachs, Ralph Lauren, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, NYS Dept. of Tax, Citrin Cooperman
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Where and when are classes offered?
Undergrad accounting programs are offered in the day and evening (and some classes on weekends) at both the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses (with some introductory courses offered in the evening in Manhattan).
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Should I select a specialization within the General Accounting degree?
It is not necessary. Based on the students area of interest, specialization within the General Accounting degree program allows students to focus on coursework appropriate for Financial Accounting, Taxation or Computer & Information Systems.
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Program Details & Curriculum
Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
*ECON 125, ECON 220, ECON 221, ECON 230, MATH 116 and MATH 120/CISC 120 or CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.
Core and Specialization
Business Core: 27 Credits
General Accounting: 21 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits
Total: 120 Credits
Students who choose the major concentration in General Accounting must complete:
- ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
- ECON 210 Business Presentations and Personal Branding
- FINC 235 Financial Management
- INBU 250 International Business
- BLAW 240 Business Law I
- MGMT 225 Principles of Management
- MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
- MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing
- ACCT 240 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 241 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACCT 261 - Computer Applications for Accountants
- MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course)
Any two additional Accounting (ACCT) courses except ACCT 380 - Workplace Experience in Accounting I or ACCT 381 - Workplace Experience in Accounting II
Any one additional Accounting (ACCT), Finance (FINC), Management (MGMT), International Business (INBU), and/or Marketing (MKTG) course.
Any four courses
*The College’s 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of General Accounting must be met with 12 credits in Accounting (ACCT) courses numbered 240 or higher, excluding ACCT 380 and ACCT 381, plus MGMT 460 Strategic Management (cc) (senior-level capstone course).
The major concentration in General Accounting meets the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination. The major concentration in General Accounting does not meet the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.