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B.B.A. in Accounting

The Department of Accounting & Information Systems offers accounting, information systems, business law, and taxation courses for accounting majors and other students. Accounting majors may prepare themselves for a career in public, private, or governmental accounting or for teaching accounting in higher education institutions. There are two alternative tracks to the accounting major, depending on the career objectives of the student:

Accounting Major – Advanced Accounting Track: This program targets students interested in becoming licensed Certified Public Accountants and pursuing careers in public accounting or senior financial roles in industry, government, or not-for-profit entities. The Advanced Accounting Track meets the educational requirements 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. A minimum of 21 credits must be taken at Queens College for the major.

Accounting Major – Business Accounting Track: This program targets students for careers in the industry of financial accounting, managerial accounting, and accounting operations. The Business Accounting Track provides an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of accounting as the language of business. These accounting courses would also be a great fit as a second major with Computer Science and may resonate with student entrepreneurs in many industries. The Business Accounting Track does not meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. This program has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 for courses in this track and a total of 40 credits. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at Queens College for the major.

GPA & Course Grade Requirements Comparison

Advanced Accounting Track Business Accounting Track
Major Declaration       Completed 30 credits
      Overall GPA 2.5+
      Completed 30 credits
      Overall GPA 2.0+
GPA & Graduation       Major GPA 2.5+       Major GPA 2.0+
Course Grade Requirement
C minimum for all ACCT courses
C- minimum for
ECON, BUS, and CSCI courses
C- minimum for all ACCT courses
D minimum for
ECON, BUS, and CSCI courses

 

Course Requirements Comparison

Advanced Accounting Track Business Accounting Track
Course Credit Course Credit
ACCT 101 3 ACCT 101 3
ACCT 102 3 ACCT 102 3
ECON 101 3 ECON 101 3
ECON 102 3 ECON 102 3
BUS 160W 3
BUS 241 3 BUS 241 3
ECON 249 3
ECON 215 3
CSCI 48 3 CSCI 48 3
ACCT 201 4 ACCT 201 4
ACCT 261 3 ACCT 261 3
ACCT 305 2 ACCT 305 2
ACCT 202 3
ACCT 311 3
ACCT 362 (362W) 3
ACCT 306 3
ACCT 372 3
ACCT 321 3
ACCT 322 3
ACCT 367 4 ACCT 367 4
Elective A 3 Elective * 3
Elective B 3 Elective * 3
Total Credits: 63 Total Credits: 40

Notes:

  1. Major GPA Requirement applies after completion of four major courses. Students must maintain the required GPA in order to remain in the program.
  2. If a course grade does not meet the minimum grade requirement, students are permitted to retake the course twice.
  3. ECON 249 may be substituted with the completion of MATH 241.
      • For Psychology or Sociology Majors, ECON 249 may be substituted with PSYCH 107 or SOC 205, respectively
  4. ENGL 110 is the prereq for ACCT 362W only.
  5. For the Advanced Accounting Track Elective A choices include:
      • ACCT 341, 343, 350, 363, 385, 393W, 398 (Presently offered)
      • ACCT 331, 355, 369, 373, 382, 391, 392
  6. For the Advanced Accounting Track Elective B choices include:
      • ACCT 385
      • BUS 243, 247, 341W, 351
      • ECON 201 (formerly 206), 202 (formerly 205), 213, 214, 218, 220, 225, 229, 242, 246, 317, 326, 328, 340, 382
  7. * For the Business Accounting Track select ANY TWO additional courses presently offered, in Accounting, Economics or Business.

 

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