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Equip yourself with technical, analytical and managerial capabilities that will give you an edge in this growing field.

Why Earn Your BBA in Accounting?

The profession of accounting is constantly growing and changing—in theories, regulations and practices—and is divided into two broad areas: financial or managerial. A BBA in accounting combines the fundamentals of a business program with concentrated coursework in accounting, preparing graduates to tackle complex business issues upon graduation and into the future. Earning a BBA will have you ready to launch into a successful accounting career in the public and private sectors.

Why Major in Accounting at Adelphi?

  • You’ll be career-ready by the time you graduate, thanks to our unique Willumstad Winning Edge program. You’ll create your résumé, practice your interviewing skills, and get tech credentials like Microsoft Excel certification; you’ll get valuable experience through internships and job shadowing; and you’ll make career connections through our many networking opportunities. You’ll also have your own Edge adviser—in addition to your academic adviser—who will help you create a personalized program geared to your career goals.
  • You’ll learn in small classes taught by faculty dedicated to your academic and career success.
  • If you enroll in one of our fifth year graduate degree programs, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare for the CPA Exam in on-campus or online classes run by an industry leader, Becker Professional Education.
  • You’ll gain valuable internship and career opportunities through our program’s strong connections with accounting firms and successful alumni around the globe.
  • You can earn your BBA and MBA in just five years through our accelerated Accounting 4+1 program.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Accounting?

Conduct audits through a CPA firm or as an internal auditor; work in law as a litigation support specialist; explore government, education or the nonprofit sector; or investigate financial crimes as a forensic accountant.

Our students land New York City internships through the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

of Adelphi business students have access to job shadowing, mentoring and internship opportunities.
$80,225* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2021
the average annual salary of our 2021 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 36% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2021

Accelerated Degree & Certificate Options

BBA in Accounting/MBA 4+1

We’ve streamlined your path to an advanced degree, meeting the education requirements necessary to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In small classes, with support from faculty, you can reach your goals while saving a year’s tuition.

Accounting Certificates

We offer two accounting certificates: the Basic Certificate in Accounting which prepares students for entry-level accounting positions and also prepares students to sit the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) exam, and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting which is geared toward students who already have a bachelor's degree and who want to enhance their career in accounting.

The accounting department here at Adelphi definitely created an atmosphere that made me feel welcome. Through the small class sizes here, I was able to get to know my professors personally. Between the close proximity to New York City and having experienced professors that worked as CPAs, the connections you make here are endless.

Catherine Murphy Junior accounting major

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it plays in advancing the future careers of our students. By attending the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, students gain valuable first-hand experience directly applying their classroom knowledge to various internship opportunities. Those seeking a CPA license will benefit from our partnership with Becker Professional Education a recognized leader in CPA exam preparation, which offers invaluable personalized on-campus preparation for the CPA exam.

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

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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