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Five year BS – MS Accounting

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    Professor Peggy Griffin, MBA, CPA, CFP, CFE
    Email: mgriffin1@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-3353
    Fax: (201) 200-3242

    Located at 160 Harborside Plaza 2,  Jersey City, NJ 07311

    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 degree requirements. Students pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the nine graduate credits. Formal application for admission to the program are accepted during the term in which the student completes 80 undergraduate credits towards the baccalaureate degree.

    M.S. Phase - In the last semester of undergraduate studies, students formally apply for matriculation 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 the School of Business, 160 Harborside Plaza 2, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311 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: 

    *Note: If the student has received a B or better in undergraduate Business Law II, the course is waived and a second elective is substituted.

    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 graduate program:  
             (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 (undergraduate).