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General Accounting

If you currently work or are planning a career in accounting or taxation with a for-profit organization, not-for-profit organization, or a Federal, State or local government, a General Accounting major is for you.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) General Accounting


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :4 Years (Direct Route)
4 Years :1 year pathway + 3 years degree (major)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The program enables you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination, but not the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. However, additional appropriate coursework can be completed to address the necessary CPA Examination requirements.

With a Bachelor’s of Science in General Accounting, you’ll understand the business environment, business concepts and ethical responsibilities. You’ll know how to employ accounting principles and procedures for recording and presenting financial results.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Active service and professional learning through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low income citizens (VITA)

Enables you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination

Prestigious internships and job placements – Goldman Sachs, Ralph Lauren, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, NYS Dept. of Tax, Citrin Cooperman

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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