Ithaca’s one-year M.B.A. in professional accountancy program is registered with the New York State Education Department, enabling graduates to meet the educational requirements necessary to take the certified public accounting exam in New York (mandatory as of August 2009). The program also addresses the 150-hour requirements in 43 other states, Washington, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico (see individual state requirements for any variations).
Candidates in the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program complete eight required courses along with students in the other M.B.A. program to gain a thorough grounding in advanced concepts of business management and leadership. Four additional courses, including an accounting practicum, provide advanced study in accounting.
Applicants seeking admission to the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program must have completed, prior to matriculation, one of the following:
Information on the pre-M.B.A. program is available at www.ithaca.edu/business/programs/mba/premba/.