Accounting Degree Options
To help you achieve your educational objectives, Niagara University offers the following accounting degree options: (1) the four-year undergraduate BBA in accounting; (2) the five-year BBA/MBA in professional accountancy; (3) the MBA in professional accountancy; (4) the MBA with a concentration in accounting; (5) the minor in fraud examination and economic crime; and (6) the minor in accounting.
(1) BBA in Accounting - Four-year Bachelor's Degree
The accounting major in the BBA program prepares students for careers in financial and managerial accounting, auditing and taxation in private industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Career options include Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other professional accounting license.
(2) BBA/MBA in Professional Accountancy* (4+1 program - one additional year for MBA) (total 51 graduate credit hours)
The BBA and MBA in professional accountancy joint-degree program prepares students to sit for the CPA license examination and careers in public accounting. Since Aug. 1, 2009, the CPA license requires at least 150 credit hours of higher education coursework.
(3) MBA in Professional Accountancy* (bachelor's +2 - two additional years for MBA) (total 69 graduate credit hours)
The MBA in professional accountancy prepares students with an undergraduate degree other than accounting to sit for the CPA license examination and careers in public accounting. This is an excellent choice for those who hoping to change careers to accounting.
(4) MBA with a Concentration in Accounting (total 51 graduate credit hours)
The MBA with a concentration in accounting program allows students to gain academic and practical insight in the field of accounting. This program is NOT designed for students who wish to sit for the CPA license examination.
(5) Minor in Fraud Examination and Economic Crime
This undergraduate minor introduces students to issues of fraud and economic crime by integrating accounting, computer and criminal justice topics in preparation for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) examination.
(6) Minor in Accounting
*Note: These programs are New York State Education Department registered CPA — 150-hour licensure qualifying programs.