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First Year
First Semester
Second Semester
Second Year
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Second Semester
Third Year
First Semester
Second Semester
Fourth Year
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Fifth Year
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B.S./M.S. in Accounting
Accounting professionals across the country agree that to meet the challenges of the future, tomorrow's CPAs must be better prepared during their college studies. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has overwhelmingly approved a proposal that will require 150 college-level semester hours of study, including a bachelor's degree. Additionally, 38 states have already passed legislation requiring 150 hours of education for CPA certification.

LIU's BS/MS program provides the opportunity for you to:

  • Earn both your BS and MS in accounting or taxation in five years or less of full-time study
  • Receive a bachelor's degree upon completion of the undergraduate portion of the program if you choose not to complete the entire program
  • Become familiar with computer information systems hardware and software through hands-on experience
  • Participate in a series of workshops throughout your college studies, stressing written and oral communication skills, analytical skills and personal development
  • Gain practical experience during a work internship in a public or corporate accounting environment

The five-year curriculum enables students to add additional skills to their portfolio while earning a master's degree. Those accounting majors who don't plan to sit for the CPA examination can choose a four-year program. Internships are built into the program to provide a skill-building experiential component.

Recommended Course of Studies for Combined B.S./M.S. in Accounting

Please note that a student may only enter this 5-year program as an undergraduate. For information about our M.S. in Accounting program, please click here.

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First Year: First Semester

Credits

Accounting 101

3

Computer Science Competency

3

English 16

3

Mathematics 11y

3

Economics 1

3

Orientation Seminar 1

1

Total:

16

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First Year: Second Semester

Credits

Accounting 102

3

Management 101

3

English 17

3

Mathematics 12y

3

Economics 2

3

Total:

15

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Second Year: First Semester

Credits

Accounting 121

3

Finance 101

3

Quantitative Analysis 128

3

Law 101

3

English 61-64

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Total:

18

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Second Year: Second Semester

Credits

Accounting 122

3

Finance 102

3

Marketing 101

3

Law 102

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Total:

15

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Third Year: First Semester

Credits

Accounting 131

3

Accounting 137a

3

Finance 115

3

Management 131

3

Natural Science *

4

Total:

16

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Third Year: Second Semester

Credits

Accounting 132

3

Accounting 138a

3

Speech 3

3

English 61-64

3

Total:

12

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Fourth Year: First Semester

Credits

Accounting 720

3

Tax 716

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Social Science +

3

Total:

15

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Fourth Year: Second Semester

Credits

Accounting 142b

3

Tax 722

3

Liberal Arts Elective

4

Social Science +

3

Total:

13

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Fifth Year: First Semester

Credits

Accounting 712

3

Accounting 752

3

Accounting 765

3

Graduate Acct or Tax

3

Graduate Economics

3

Total:

15

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Fifth Year: Second Semester

Credits

Accounting 742

3

Accounting 766

3

MBA 614

3

Graduate Acct or Tax

3

Graduate Acct or Tax

3

Total:

15

# Select 3 courses of 1 credit each from Computer Science 9A through 9M or Computer Science 10 for 3 credits with a prerequisite of Math 9.

+ Recommended - Anthropology 4, 5, History 1, 2, Political Science 11, Psychology 3 or Sociology 3.

* Recommended - Biology 3-4, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 21, 22 or Physics 10, 11, 12.

Graduate Course.

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