Students in this program would strengthen their accounting education and through the additional credits, achieve eligibility to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State. To qualify to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination, and to ultimately become a licensed CPA in New York State, students must have 150 total credit hours including 33 credits in accounting, and 36 credits in general business. This program satisfies these requirements in conjunction with the Stony Brook University undergraduate business degree and accounting minor. For students who are majoring in accounting at another university, this program will provide the additional credits necessary to reach the 150 hours as well as the additional accounting credits to reach the 33 credit requirement. Qualified students will take a prescribed 30 credits (10 classes) in the accounting area, all taught by leading College of Business accounting faculty. The program includes a capstone experience class which requires students to complete an accounting industry based class that focuses on contemporary issues in financial accounting, auditing and regulation. The class is team-taught by three accounting professors. The program can be completed full time in two semesters part-timeime over the course of several semesters, and it must be started in the Fall semester. For more information and for details on how to apply please e-mail the Graduate Program Coordinator at COBadmissions@stonybrook.edu.Students are required to have an average grade of "B" or higher in all courses. Students will have to obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better by the end of their degree, otherwise the degree will not be granted.
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