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Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific requirements for the B.S. in Accountancy, all students must fulfill the Core Curriculum and Competency Requirements of LIU Post and achieve an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.5 in your major.

Accountancy Major:

Typical B.S. in Accounting Accelerated 5-Year B.S./M.S.
Business Requirements* 24 credits 24 credits *
Accounting Requirements** 30 credits 30 credits
Liberal Arts Requirements 69 credits 69 credits
Sub-Total 129 credits 123 credits
Graduate Courses NA 30 credits
Total 129 credits 153 credits

*This assumes that two 600 level graduate courses (6 credits) will also be taken in the last semester of the senior year.

Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Accountancy students will take the following in the M.S. program

Required Core (12 credits)

ACC 742 Financial Statement Analysis or ACC 709 Corporate Financial Reporting
ACC 750 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACC 753 Advanced Assurance Services
Tax 760 Tax Research or Tax 726 Tax Strategies and Business Decisions*

*Tax 726 is not open to students in Taxation Concentration

Accounting Concentration-Professional (9 credit)

ACC 720 Not-for-Profit Entity Accounting
ACC 738 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 754 Fraud Examination
ACC 742 Financial l Statement Analysis
ACC 760 International Accounting
ACC 790 Accounting Seminar

Tax Electives –Taxation Concentration (9 credits)

TAX 760 Tax Accounting
TAX 625 Federal taxation of Estates, Gifts, and Trusts
TAX 729 State and Local Taxation
TAX 762 Procedures and Practices in Federal Taxation
TAX 771 Corporate Taxation
TAX 775 Partnership Taxation

Electives Outside of Accounting (9 credits –min.)

Total credits required to complete this Accelerated Program: 153

For more information please contact the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or the School of Professional Accountancy at 516-299-2364.

ETS Exam

To be eligible for graduation from the College of Management, all seniors in the School of Professional Accountancy are required to take a two-hour ETS Major Field Achievement Exam in Business. This nation-wide examination includes basic questions from all related business disciplines. The test helps to verify that our graduates have acquired the basic business knowledge to be able to function effectively in their chosen fields. Additionally, it allows the College of Management to continuously improve the quality of its curriculum.