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The Zicklin School of Business does not accept Undergraduate Second Degree students into the Accounting Program. (In effect as of Fall 2011)

As an alternative, applicants currently holding a bachelor’s degree of any kind are advised to apply for admission to the Zicklin School’s Master of Science (MS) program in Accounting.



The accounting major in the BBA program prepares students for financial and accounting positions in private industries, nonprofit organizations, and city, state, and federal governments. The program provides

      • a general liberal arts and sciences background,
      • a foundation in general business practice,
      • an understanding of accounting concepts and theory.

Core Curriculum

Requirements for the majority of the BBA coursework are described under the Core Curriculum. Go to Undergraduate Programs for more detail.

Business Base

ACC 2101 Principles of Accounting
ACC 3202 Accounting Information Systems*
BPL 5100 Business Policy
BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
CIS 2200 Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
FIN 3000 Principles of Finance
LAW 1101 Fundamentals of Business Law
MKT 3000 Marketing Foundations
MGT 3120 Fundamentals of Management
MGT 3121 Service Operations Management

Please note (exceptions are never made to the following policies):

Students may take no more than two of ACC 3202, 3000, 3100 and 3200 in any one semester. [TAX 3300 is not included in this restriction and may be taken with two other accounting courses.]

* To be eligible to take the two "advanced accounting electives" (see below) and complete the accounting major students must achieve a GPA of at least 2.5 in these four courses; ACC 3202, 3000, 3100 & 3200.

Required Accounting Major Courses

ACC 3000 Financial Accounting I*
ACC 3100 Financial Accounting II*
ACC 3200 Cost Accounting*
ACC 4100 Financial Accounting III 4
ACC 5400 Principal of Auditing 4
TAX 3300 Federal Income Taxation 4

Suggested Electives for Accounting Majors

[Following this list is additional information to guide students in choosing one or more of these courses.]

CIS 4350 Information Technology Audit
FIN 3610 / FIN 3710 Corporate Finance / Investment Analysis 3
LAW 3102 Law of Business Organizations
LAW 3115 Securities Law and Business Crime 3
OPR 3300 Quantitative Methods for Accounting 3
TAX 4309H Federal Income Tax: Entities (Honors) 3
One advanced statistics course.

Additional Information For:

LAW 3102, Law of Business Organizations. This course plus LAW 1101, Fundamentals of Business Law (part of the BBA "Business Base,") combine to meet the NY State business law CPA requirement. Students seeking to meet the CPA requirements by pursuing the MS in accounting component of Baruch's 5 Yr Bachelor's/Master's CPA programs will be able to waive the business law course in the MS program if they obtain a "B-" or better in both LAW 1101 & LAW 3102.

CIS 4350, Computer Control and Audit. This course is highly recommended for accounting majors seeking a career in Internal Auditing. These students should also take as their Advanced Accounting Electives ACC 4360, Internal Audit: Enterprise Risk Management and ACC 4361, Internal Audit: Application and Practice.

OPR 3300, Quantitative Methods for Accounting. The material covered in this course applies directly to the managerial accounting and cost accounting functions within an organization. Click on more about OPR 3300 for additional information.

One advanced statistics course. Students seeking to meet CPA requirements by pursuing the MS in accounting component of Baruch's 5 Yr Bachelor's/Master's CPA programs will be able to waive STA 9708 in the MS program if they obtain a "B-" or better in both STA 2000 and one additional statistics course such as STA 3154, STA 3155 or ECO 4000.

FIN 3610, Corporate Finance. This course complements students' studies in cost accounting and provides additional insights into capital budgeting from the prospective of the financial analyst.

Transfer students please note:
  1. A minimum of 8 credits of 3000 level accounting courses must be taken at Baruch College,
  2. Only courses completed at Baruch College count toward the determination of the GPA,
  3. Transfer credit is not available for 4000 and 5000 level accounting courses.
  4. Go to transfer credit evaluation for more information.

Program Advising for BBA/Accounting Students

Contact the Center for Academic Advisement
Office: NVC 5-215
Phone: (646) 312-4260
(This office provides advising for all Baruch programs. New students should make an appointment to draw up an “academic worksheet.”  Visit the Advisement Center for more information.)

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