Five Year B.S. - M.S. in Accounting

Five Year B.S. - M.S. in Accounting


Marguerite Griffin, MBA, CPA, CFP, CFE                                                Isabel Casais, MBA
Chair, Accounting Department                                                                 Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Enrollment
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Phone (201) 200-3353                                                                               Phone: (201) 200- 3230

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.


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, 200 Hudson Street, Harborside 2, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311 as well as at NJCU@WALL 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 80 undergraduate credits towards the baccalaureate degree. Download the Five year Accounting Program Application.


*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.

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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).Course Coure Title Credi