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Public Accounting

Learn the skills and background to become an integral part of the financial success of any organization.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Public 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

With a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting degree, you’ll be prepared for the business world. That includes: business concepts, the accountant’s ethical responsibilities and role in the business world.

You’ll learn:
Accounting principles and procedures
Federal income taxation
Auditing standards and procedures

Want to take the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) examination? Our courses will thoroughly prepare you. (By itself this program no longer qualifies students for CPA licensure.) Student interested in becoming a CPA will need to complete the 150 credit hour requirement by enrolling in the M.S. in Public Accounting program.

  • 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

The Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting is a registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure-qualifying program. Upon completion, students will meet the academic requirements for admission to the CPA examination in New York State and will satisfy the licensure requirements with one year of appropriate professional experience.

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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