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BBA in Accounting/MBA Five-Year Program

We’ve streamlined your route to an accelerated accounting degree. Earn a BBA in Accounting in four years, an MBA in five and prepare for the CPA exam.

Why Enroll?

We’ve streamlined your path to an advanced degree that will meet the education requirements necessary to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In small classes, with support from faculty, you can reach your goals while saving a year’s tuition.

What Will I Study?

Our undergraduate accounting majors can meet the New York State requirements and obtain an MBA in 12 additional months by finishing the BBA in accounting and then completing the required graduate courses on a full-time basis.

Before taking graduate-level courses, students must achieve a minimum acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

» Course Requirements

Becker CPA Exam Review

Through our partnership with Becker Professional Education, a recognized leader in CPA Exam preparation, we offer you the opportunity to prepare for this difficult exam by attending on-campus prep classes.

Classes that fulfill the MBA degree requirements also meet the education rules for obtaining a CPA license in New York State and many other states. Under these guidelines, CPA license applicants must complete at least 150 college credit hours.

We are the only university on Long Island to offer an on-campus CPA review program in the fifth-year while you pursue your MBA. The program, taught by Becker Professional Education, covers technical material that appears on all four parts of the CPA exam and equips you with strategies to prepare for and take the exam.

Why Take the CPA Exam Earlier?

Many accounting students tend to wait to take the CPA Exam until after starting their professional career. But at Adelphi, the Becker CPA Exam Review program can give MS in Professional Accounting students the extra help they’ll need to complete this difficult exam shortly after graduation.

One reason—and it’s a big one—for taking the exam earlier is that many firms offer financial bonuses to those who have already passed. Additionally, successfully completing the CPA Exam will enhance your career opportunities.

Becker’s on-campus sessions cover all four parts of the CPA Exam over the course of the academic year. Once one portion is covered by Becker’s expert instructors, students can review and sit for that part, allowing them to divide and conquer the exam.

» Learn more about our partnership with Becker

Who Are the Faculty?

Our faculty members are world-class professionals who will inspire you. They bring specialized knowledge and real-world experience to our curriculum, acting as mentors and providing personal attention in our small classes.

This unique program comes with all the advantages of studying at Adelphi: a personalized approach with small classes, participation in hands-on research, mentoring, and guidance toward career-building and paid internship opportunities.

» Meet our accounting faculty

What’s the Cost?

To find specific tuition and financial aid details please visit Adelphi’s Tuition site.  

» Find specific tuition and financial aid details

Apply to the Accounting Five Year BBA/MBA Program

Your personal admissions counselor will guide you every step of the way. Submit the following:

International Applicants
Please view our additional application requirements for international undergraduate students.

Direct Admission to the Fifth Year of Study
If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting or other disciplines from another institution, you may be admitted to the fifth year of study provided you have the required accounting and business courses. For more information, please contact the Graduate Business Programs Office at 516.877.4670.

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