Accounting 4+1

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Undergraduate + Graduate
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Expand your world of opportunities by completing both a BBA and an MBA in accounting in five years.

Why Enroll in a Dual-Degree (4+1) BBA in Accounting and MBA With Accounting Specialization?

A dual-degree BBA in Accounting and MBA with accounting specialization can enhance your marketability as you prepare for the various career options in the high-growth, multifaceted accounting field. You’ll gain all the tools you need—including training in the latest techniques and technology used by business leaders—to launch a flourishing career in the private or public sector. Furthermore, you will complete the 150 credit hours needed to obtain the CPA license in New York State.

Why Enroll in a Dual-degree (4+1) BBA in Accounting and MBA with Accounting Specialization at Adelphi in New York?

  • Under this option, there is no need to apply separately for the MBA with accounting specialization program in the fifth year. After completing the BBA in Accounting and maintaining good academic standing in the Willumstad School of Business, you will seamlessly transition into our yearlong MBA program with an accounting specialization.
  • You will study with like-minded classmates who have a passion for accounting, and enjoy access to excellent internship and job opportunities through our powerful network of alumni and CPA firms.
  • Our undergraduate accounting curriculum, which includes career-building Willumstad Winning Edge opportunities, will provide you with a strong foundation in the various areas of accounting, such as financial accounting, auditing, cost accounting and taxation. That will be followed by the MBA curriculum, along with the required graduate courses in accounting, that will strengthen your understanding of various areas of business. By the time you graduate, you will have developed advanced technical, analytical and managerial skills while exploring opportunities for full-time job placement with well-known CPA firms and other businesses.
  • All students will have access to dedicated advisers who will guide them in selecting courses, help in applying for internships, steer them toward appropriate career-development events and ensure that they remain on track to graduate with a strong résumé.
  • If you are planning to take the CPA exam in the near future, you’ll be able to register in our dedicated online review program from Becker Professional Education, a leader in the exam-prep industry. You’ll receive intensive preparation for all four sections of the exam.
  • Most importantly, you will gain from the personalized, small-size classrooms and close engagement with the accelerated accounting program’s expert faculty.
of Adelphi business students have access to job shadowing, mentoring and internship opportunities.
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

As both an undergraduate and graduate student at Adelphi, I had access to small class sizes, exceptional professors, and abundant networking events to foster a community-driven and successful environment. Even after graduation, alumni return to share their experiences and promote their firms—illustrating the program’s lasting impact. Beyond accounting knowledge, these professors equipped us with life skills that continue to shape my career at Deloitte.

Theresa Mattei ‘20 MBA ‘21 BBA in Accounting, MBA with Accounting Specialization

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi University in New York, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. Build résumé-ready experience and expand your network with an internship or job shadowing experience. The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business’ Internship and Mentorship Program will create an individualized plan of action that fits your interests and strengths, then help you craft a standout résumé and fine-tune your interview skills. Thanks to our University’s strong professional partnerships across the New York City area, students in the 4+1 accounting degree pathway regularly secure internships at internationally renowned organizations.

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Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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