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Five year BS – MS Accounting

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    Robert Matthews, Ph.D., MBA, CPA
    Email: rmatthews@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-3353
    Fax: (201) 200-3242

    Located in the Professional Studies Building, Room 414

    Five-Year Combined Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Accounting 
    (Bridge Program)

    The combined B.S. / M.S. in Accounting Program serves the needs of NJCU undergraduates who intend to enter the accounting profession.  The 150-credit program (120-undergraduate credits and 30-graduate credits) allows students to meet the current educational requirements to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New Jersey.  

    The program is divided into two phases:

    B.S. Phase - Completion of bachelor’s degree requirements, 120 total undergraduate credits, plus 9 graduate credits. The graduate credits are applied to both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the nine graduate credits.

    M.S. Phase - Prior to the start of this M.S. phase, students formally apply for admission as graduate students into the M.S. Accounting program. Students then pay the graduate tuition rate for the remaining 21 graduate credits.

    Graduate courses are held at NJCU at HARBORSIDE located at Financial Center Plaza 4A, 286 Washington Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302 as well as at NJCU at Brookdale located at 800 Monmouth Boulevard, Wall, New Jersey, 07719.

    Formal application to the program can be made during the term in which the student has completed 90 undergraduate credits towards the baccalaureate degree.
    Download the Five year Accounting Program Application  


    Course Requirements: 

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      Program Core - 24 credits   
    BUSI 603  Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions 3
    FINC 607  Corporate Financial Management 3
    ACCT 610  Business Ethics 3
    ACCT 651   Professional Auditing* (1) 3
    ACCT 652  Strategic Profitability Analysis* (2) 3
    ACCT 653   Federal Taxation of Business Entities* (3) 3
    ACCT 659  Analysis of Financial Statements 3
    ACCT 754  Contemporary Accounting Issues 3
      Elective Courses - select 6 credits    
    MGMT 612  Global Strategic Management 3
    FINC 625  Financial Modeling 3
    FINC 670  Working Capital Management 3
    ACCT 691  Introduction to Fraud Examination 3

    * These courses should be taken in the undergraduate senior year to satisfy the undergraduate and graduate degrees. 
        Specifically:    
             (1) ACCT 651 Professional Auditing (graduate) replaces ACCT 451 Auditing (undergraduate).
             (2) ACCT 652 Strategic Profitability Analysis (graduate) replaces ACCT 354 Cost Accounting (undergraduate). 
             (3) ACCT 653 Federal Taxation of Business Entities (graduate) replaces ACCT 552 Seminar: Taxation and Current Issues (undergraduate).