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  • B.S. in Management Accounting

    Learn how to use financial data to inform business strategy and management decisions
    Satisfy your educational requirements for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam.
    Degree:
    B.S.
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry & Bronx
    Credits:
    120

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Management Accounting B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 125, 210, 220, 221, 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Business Core 24 Credits
Management Accounting 30 Credits
Open Electives 6 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Management Accounting must complete:

Business Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • 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

Management Accounting *

  • ACCT 240 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 241 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 250 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • ACCT 320 Gov/Non-Profit/Special Topics
  • ACCT 330 Advanced Accounting
  • (or ACCT 420 Auditing or ACCT 430 Topics from Professional Examinations in Accounting)
  • ACCT 340 Intro Federal Income Taxation
  • ACCT 341 Advanced Fed Income Taxation
  • ACCT 410 Accounting Information Systems
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course)

Open Electives

Any two courses

*The College 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Management Accounting must be with 12 credits in accounting (ACCT) courses numbered 240 or higher, excluding ACCT 380 and ACCT 381 plus management (MGMT) 460 (senior-level capstone course).

The major concentration in Management Accounting meets the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination.

The major concentration in Management Accounting does not meet the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

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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.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Should I select a specialization within the Management Accounting degree?
It is not necessary. If you want to complete focused course work in information systems, you can specialize in Computer and Information Systems.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Lucretia Mann Associate Provost
Denise Stefano Associate Professor, Accounting
Stanley Chu Associate Professor, Accounting
Kelly Blacker Assistant Professor, Accounting

Management Accounting Overview

Learn the financial and accounting processes invaluable to business managers. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Management 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 and managing budgets. Graduates with a Management Accounting degree qualify for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination.

Management Accounting FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Future Business Leaders Academy

This year's Future Business Leaders Academy was our most successful yet. The highly select group chosen to join us at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY learned about personal branding, matching their personalities to career paths, and visited some of the top global corporations in New York.

Management Accounting Fast Facts

  • Service and professional learning through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low income citizens (VITA)
  • Prestigious professors
  • Access to senior executive network
  • Real-world consulting projects
  • Top internship opportunities

Career Opportunities

Management Accounting graduates may seek positions such as: trust accountant, financial advisor, budget analyst, inventory accountant, treasurer, financial trader, investment analyst, operational investment banker, and fixed asset accountant.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the business core curriculum
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business and accounting
  • Use accounting tools and integrate business and accounting information to make strategic economic and managerial decisions
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate accounting information