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There is no separate admission to QC Business school. Any Student admitted to QC can join the Business School upon entering Queens College by declaring economics as their major. There are no prerequisites. The economics major receives a Bachelor of Arts degree. Quantitative economics majors receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Students interested in the finance, international business, or actuarial studies majors can join these three BBA programs after earning an average grade of a B+ or higher in the two introductory economics and two introductory accounting classes. If students want to join one of the three BBA program, they can either remain undeclared until they complete the four introductory classes with B+ or better or begin by declaring Economics as their major and switch to one of the three BBA track as soon as they complete this requirement. Students can also join the QC Business School by declaring Accounting major. To declare a major in accounting, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and have completed at least 30 credits either at Queens College or another institution.

Undergraduate Programs

BBA in
Actuarial Studies

BBA in Actuarial Studies for Business: This major prepares students for a career path in the insurance industry, as well as for a series of actuarial examinations. These examinations test an individual's competence in probability, calculus, statistics, and other branches of mathematics.

BBA in Finance: Global explosion of digital technology have dramatically changed what employers expect of new college graduates. Students wishing to pursue a career in finance must be able to answer job interview questions about capital structure, the CAPM, machine learning, forecasting, cryptocurrency, and stock market efficiency. Finance professionals are assumed to know how to work with financial models using Python.

BBA in

Concentration in Fintech

QC Finance students choose one of two concentrations: Corporate Finance or Fintech

Fintech involves using software to provide financial services. From cryptocurrencies to blockchains, QC's unique fintech concentration will help arrive at the frontier of applied finance by combining institutional studies with advanced econometric techniques.

Corporate finance deals with how businesses deal with funding sources, capital structuring, and investment decisions. Students wishing to pursue a career in finance must be able to answer job interview questions about capital structure, the CAPM, machine learning, forecasting, cryptocurrency, and stock market efficiency.

Concentration in Corporate Finance

BBA in
International Business

BBA in International Business prepares graduates to deal effectively with the complexities of global business environments. It combines the dynamics of multinational business environments with creative problem solving, team building, presentation skills, strategic planning, and the use of data analysis to solve business problems.

BSc in Accounting:

Accounting Major: CPA Exam Track This program is targeted to students looking to obtain licensure as a CPA and pursue a career in public accounting or in a senior financial role in industry, government, or not-for-profit entities. The CPA Exam Track meets educational requirements on accounting course credits to sit for the CPA exam in New York State. This program has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 for courses in this track and a total of 63 credits.

BSc in Accounting

BSc in
Business Accounting Track

Accounting Major: Business Accounting Track This program prepares students for careers in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and accounting operations. The Business Accounting Track does not meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Students completing this track are not eligible for entry to the Queens College Master of Science in accounting program. This program has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for courses in this track and requires a total of 40 credits.

B.Sc. in Quantitative Economics is a STEM-eligible program for students interested in developing strong quantitative skills through course work in economics, mathematics, and computer science. It is recommended for students interested in careers that require data-intensive analysis in economics, business, or finance, and for those planning graduate studies in economics or who wish to engage in careers in economic research.

BSc in
Quantitative Economics

BA in Economics

BA in Economics major allows students to acquire skills in economic theory, statistical methods, and critical thinking to understand consumer and firm behavior and evaluate the impact of economic policy. Our majors learn skills that allow them to work successfully in government, financial services, insurance, business, and health administration. Courses in economics prepare students for graduate work in economics, business, and public administration and for professional schools such as law, journalism, and social work. Majors in economics are also able to prepare to teach economics or social studies on a secondary level.

BBA in Policy Analysis for Business (forthcoming Fall 2022): The major prepares students to be responsible for examining the efficacy of existing policies and laying out the groundwork for new programs and legislation, reviewing and amending policy drafts and proposing suggestions to improve the effects of existing policies, work closely with stakeholders to determine the goals and objectives of policies. Students gain understanding of the industry and market conditions and develop strong organization and analytical skills.

BBA in
Policy Analysis for Business


Honors Minor in Business and Liberal Arts The unique Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) program is an honors minor open to all majors, combining the study of arts and sciences with exposure to basic business disciplines. Designed to bridge academia, leadership, business, and professional development, BALA promotes critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills. Students in any discipline will develop management and leadership expertise through a series of courses designed to prepare students in a career they pursue. Internships, professional mentors, and career planning workshops are integral elements of this demanding, multidisciplinary minor.

Graduate Programs

MS in

The Accounting and Information Systems Department offers a Master of Science in accounting that is registered with the NYS Department of Education and approved to meet the 150-credit CPA licensing requirement. The MS program offers courses in accounting principles and applications, taxation, data analytics, risk assessment, information systems, managerial decision-making, and regulatory compliance. The MS degree prepares you for a number of career paths, including public, corporate, or governmental accounting, consulting, compliance, and teaching in higher education institutions.

Leverage your interest in finance with a masters degree or a 12-credit advanced certificate in risk management, a field with rapidly growing career possibilities on Wall Street and across every sector. The MS in risk management takes 30 credits to complete if a student has met all prerequisites. Students choose one of four areas of concentration: accounting, actuarial studies, finance, or international business. The curriculum for each degree is well-aligned with relevant industry certification exams.

MS in Risk Management

MS in Taxation

M.S. in Taxation (forthcoming, Spring 2022) The tax world is changing and taxation today is more of an analytical field than it used to be. Tax practitioners are valued for their ability to help with acquisitions, save companies money and assist corporations with global expansion strategy. Our M.S. in Taxation Program is designed to enhance the practical skills, research proficiencies and problem-solving abilities of professionals who work or intend to work in accounting and/or tax consulting firms, private industry, not-for-profit organizations, government, and other organizations where tax strategy can add value.


Why Choose QC Business School?

The Queens College Business School expands beyond traditional offerings in accounting and economics to fintech, policy analysis, and risk management. Uniquely positioned in a borough on the road to b​ecoming a leading tech hub, our students benefit from internships and case studies focused on actual use cases. Such experiential learning opportunities develop both tacit and explicit knowledge that will help meet the growing demand from employers to hire those with knowledge and experience with new technologies. Our courses enable students to work directly with blockchain technology as well as engage with big data analysis. Our policy analysis track offers students training in evaluation techniques employed by various regulatory agencies.

Student Testimonials


Our Mission:

The mission of QC Business School is to provide students with the skills needed to navigate through the fast-evolving world of business. As technological changes spread across industries, our focus is on providing students with both the technical know-how and fundamental knowledge needed to achieve a competitive advantage in various careers that exploit new technologies. Our goal of attracting and educating a diverse student body for leadership roles in various industries deepens and broadens the cultural familiarity that leaders of tomorrow must maste​​r.

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