Nov 26, 2021  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Accounting


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The Accounting Program

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Professional Examination

Candidates holding any accounting baccalaureate degree generally meet the educational requirements to take the CMA Examination. Students can prepare for the CMA Examination by enrolling in any one of the Accounting B.S. Degree Programs (General, Management, or Public Accounting).

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Professional Examination

The Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting is a 150-hour CPA licensure-qualifying program. Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the CPA examination and become licensed in New York State with one year of appropriate professional experience.

The faculty recommends that students earn at least a grade of C+ in all accounting courses before continuing.

Accounting Program policy prohibits making any exceptions to corequisite or Prerequisite requirements, except upon written application to the Accounting Department Chairman from non-matriculated students with relevant experience.

Because of the nature of the subject and the availability of advance schedules, tutorials are not offered for accounting courses.

Selection Guide for Accounting Degrees

    B.S. General
Accounting
Degrees
Management
Accounting
Degrees
Public
Accounting
Degrees
Combined
B.S./M.S.
in Public
Accounting
Next Career Objective and Preparatory Degrees        
  Graduate-level academic work Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Non-accounting position in business where a knowledge of accounting is desirable Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Accounting position in small or medium-size business Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Professional accountant in the management accounting functions of business Yes Yes Yes Yes
Professional Examinations in Accounting        
  Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Graduates eligible to take the exam Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Graduates prepared to pass all parts of the CMA exam with reasonable review Yes No No Yes
  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Graduates eligible to take the exam No No No Yes
  Graduates prepared to pass all parts of the exam with reasonable review No No No Yes

* Some states (including New York State) permit graduates to take the CPA examination after completion of appropriate undergraduate studies. However, CPA licensure usually requires completion of advanced studies at the Master’s level.

    B.S. General
Accounting
Degrees
Management
Accounting
Degrees
Public
Accounting
Degrees
Combined
B.S./M.S.
in Public
Accounting
Locations and Times These Degrees are Offered        
  Dobbs Ferry Campus (B.S.)
16-week day A Terms
Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Dobbs Ferry Campus (M.S.)
10-week evening Q Terms
No No No Yes
  Bronx Campus (B.S.)
8-week evening B and C Terms
Yes Yes Yes No
Semester Hour Credits        
  Credits required to graduate 120 120 120 120/30
  Credits required in accounting courses 21 to 24 30  36 36/18
  Business Core 27 27 24 24
  Open elective credits 9 to 12 3 0 0
  Credits of the College’s undergraduate 15-credit residency requirement which must be fulfilled by Accounting courses numbered 240 to 450, except ACCT 380  and ACCT 381  plus MGMT 460   15 15 15 15

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