Accounting/CPA

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Accounting/Certified Public Accountant (CPA) specialization is designed specifically for accounting students interested in pursuing CPA certification. The program ensures college-level competence of financial, managerial and cost accounting, analyzing earnings performance and auditing, as well as the principles of finance, business and the arts and sciences. The BSBA in Accounting/CPA will provide CPA bound students with the prerequisites required to sit for the CPA exam in the state of New Jersey. The degree is a 120-credit program. Upon graduation, students can seamlessly integrate the program into the CPA & Master’s Track.

BSBA in Accounting/CPA Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Analysis
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(6)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-111)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-112)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary
(6)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Course
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Professional Business Requirements 54
A. Business Core 27
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
B. Area of Study: Accounting/CPA 24

Required Subjects:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Accounting I
  • Advanced Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • Federal Income Taxation I
(18)

Advanced Level Accounting Electives

  • Advanced Audit
  • Cost Accounting
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Fund, Government OR Public Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxation II OR Tax Accounting
(6)

C. Business Electives

(3)
III. Free Electives 6
Total 120

 

  • Required Courses: Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting I and II, Federal Income Taxation, Auditing
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Students considering preparation for CPA should contact their  state Board of Accountancy for specific details concerning requirements to sit for the CPA exam and other requirements related to the exam.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of guided study, Online or Exam or Prior Learning Assessment courses.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.