The Department of Accounting offers a major program in accounting (HEGIS 0502) leading to a BBA degree. The department also offers a minor concentration in accounting.
Chair: K. Kinkela; Professors: W. Bottiglieri, J. Haber; Associate Professors: A. Griffith, K. Kinkela; Assistant Professors: A. Alabbad, M. Gioiosa, P. Hardiman; Clinical Instructor: J. Miao.
The program in accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in management, public and government/nonprofit accounting. BBA graduates in accounting may apply for admission to Iona’s MBA Program. Effective August 2009, candidates for the CPA Exam in New York must complete a licensure-qualifying curriculum of 150 credits. The combined BBA and MBA programs meet New York State regulations for CPA Exam eligibility. Students who complete the BBA are eligible to take the CPA exam.
The department in cooperation with the Career Development Center sponsors the Winter Internship Program for senior-year accounting majors. Qualified students may obtain compensated positions with public accounting firms and corporations; the internship period lasts from January to mid-April each year.
Candidates for the BBA are required to complete the College Core and the Business Core, as well as major courses. Courses that do not fulfill either of the core requirements or are required for the major are eligible to be taken as elective courses. Accounting majors are required to take IDS 300, Business Communications, which fulfills one of the elective requirements.
Double Majors and Minors
Some students elect to major in a second discipline; others seek to minor in a second discipline. The BBA program is highly structured and business students have a limited number of electives to pursue such options. The Accounting Major has the most specific major requirements (nine courses). In making their decision, students must be aware of College policy as indicated elsewhere in this bulletin and the fact that a number of credits beyond those necessary for graduation may be required.
ProgramsBachelor of Business AdministrationNon-Degree