• have sufficient foundational knowledge of accounting and related disciplines to establish themselves in careers in accounting or pursue graduate study in accounting;
• have effective oral and written communications skills;
• have effective skills in quantitative analysis and in the use of business-related computer programs;
• have an understanding of the functional areas of business and their interrelationship, of business strategy and planning, and of the position of business in the larger world; and
• be conversant with issues of ethics and social responsibility as applied to accounting.
In addition, the graduates of the CPA concentration will have all of the required areas of knowledge and skill, when combined with graduate study (or further undergraduate work) totaling at least 30 semester credit hours, to qualify by New York State regulations to take the CPA licensing exam.