Jul 21, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Accounting, B.S.

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The stand-alone B.S. in Public Accounting Program is not a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure-qualifying program in New York State. The Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting is the only 150-credit-hour CPA licensure-qualifying program at Mercy University. (See Public Accounting, B.S. and M.S.   for details.)


Denise M. Stefano, M.B.A., CPA, CGMA, Chair


Bachelor of Science

General Liberal Arts and Sciences  
General Education Requirements* 60 credits
Business Core 24 credits
Public Accounting 36 credits
Total 120 credits

*ECON 125 , ECON 220 , ECON 221 , ECON 230 , MATH 116  and MATH 120 /CISC 120  or CISC 131  are Prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Students who choose the major concentration in Public Accounting must complete:

Public Accounting

The University’s 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Public Accounting must be met with 12 credits in Accounting (ACCT) courses numbered 250 or higher, excluding ACCT 380  and ACCT 381 , plus MGMT 460 - Strategic Management  (cc) (senior-level capstone course).


The major concentration in Public Accounting meets the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination.

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