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Professional Accounting

About This Program

Designed for individuals who have earned a BS in accounting or business with a concentration in accounting, the MBA in Professional Accounting offers the benefits of a highly accomplished faculty and a strong academic program that fulfills New York State's statutory 150-hour educational requirements for CPA candidates, and the AICPA's requirements for new members.

Why Utica College

Combined with a typical undergraduate accounting degree, this program provides its graduates with more than 33 hours of accounting, including 12-15 graduate hours, and 36 hours of general business, including 12-18 graduate hours.

Contact Information

John Rowe

Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
(315) 792-3010

General Information

Track

  • Master's

Degree

  • M.B.A.

Location

  • Utica Campus
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Career Opportunities

An MBA in Professional Accounting can prepare you for a number of different careers, including:
    • Public Accounting
    • Management Accounting
    • Government Accounting
    • Internal Auditing
    • External Auditing
    • Information Technology Auditing
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Job Growth

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent between now and 2026.
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Career Prospects

The current employment rate for CPAs is 99%.

What You'll Learn

The curriculum for the MBA in Professional Accounting features:

  • 15 semester-hour graduate Business Core
  • Ground campus classes with a high level of personal instruction
  • Completion in two terms, taking five classes per term (with fulfillment of all prerequisites)
  • Required courses in advanced managerial accounting and professional practice
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A Degree That Works

Accountants are in high demand throughout the business world. Utica College accounting alumni have gone on to successful careers in numerous organizations, including:

  • Par Government
  • GP Fund Solutions, LLC
  • LeverPoint Management LLC
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)
  • NBT Bank
  • Moss Adams
  • Barone, Howard, and Co., CPAs, P.C.
  • Frener & Reifer
  • PKF International
  • D'Arcangelo & Co, LLP
  • Brown & Associates, CPAs, P.C.
  • The Bonadio Group
  • Adjusters International
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Problem Solving

MBA students consult local companies and municipalities by analyzing data to find solutions to regional business problems. This is just one approach the program offers in an effort to connect with communities in the city of Utica and the greater Mohawk Valley — and beyond.

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