Mary A. Chance, M.S.T., C.P.A., Chairperson
Christopher Smith, M.B.A., C.P.A., Associate Chairperson
Charles Pendola, M.P.A., M.P.S., J.D., C.P.A., Director of Graduate Management Studies
Sharon Didier, Ph.D., Co-Director of Graduate Management Studies
The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting is designed to prepare individuals for careers in public accounting (Certified Public Accountant), private accounting, and governmental or not-for-profit accounting. Students receive a comprehensive education in accounting and liberal arts; a curriculum designed to develop a student’s intellectual values, ethical decision-making ability, communication skills and critical thinking ability.
In addition to having met the general admission requirements of Professional Studies, students typically have completed an associate’s degree in accounting or equivalent and have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree.
A minimum of 15 Accounting credits and 6 Business Administration credits must be completed at St. Joseph’s College.
The Department reserves the right to require an additional English writing course(s) at any point in a student’s program if deemed appropriate based on the student’s writing level.
Students applying for licensure in public accountancy in the State of New York must satisfactorily complete 150 hours of professional education. At St. Joseph’s College, this requirement can be met in one of two ways:
- Complete the 128-credit B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and then complete the 36-credit M.B.A. in Accounting, a licensure qualifying program approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Students must apply to the M.B.A. program through the Office of Enrollment Management.
- Complete the 5-year, 152 credit B.S./M.B.A. in Accounting program, a licensure qualifying program approved by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Students are eligible for admission to the B.S./M.B.A. program after completing ACC 213 Intermediate Accounting II and 90 credits. Transfer students are eligible to apply for admission to the B.S./M.B.A. program after completing 30 credits at the College. Students must apply to this program through the Office of Enrollment Management and are required to have overall and accounting GPA’s of 3.0.
Applicants to the programs noted above must repeat all accounting and business prerequisite courses with grades lower than C before beginning their graduate studies. In addition, undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the graduate coursework to which they relate.
Consult an academic advisor for additional prerequisite and admissions information.