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: J. Haber; Professors: W. Bottiglieri, J. Haber, H. Ryan; Associate Professors: A. Griffith; Assistant Professor: K. Kinkela; Senior Clinical Professors: S. Franciosa, K. Wallace.
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 in Public Accounting. 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.
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 take half of their program in liberal arts courses. Courses that do not fulfill the liberal arts requirement include those in accounting, business, business law, business economics, finance, insurance, management, marketing, production and real estate. "Professional" and "studio" courses are also excluded. The overview of each major below specifies the number of liberal arts electives within the major.
The balance of electives are to be taken in any of the fields of business.
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. 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.
Undergraduate students who plan to continue their studies in the MBA program at lona will be considered for waivers for graduate requirements if they receive a grade of "B" or better in courses which are considered equivalent to MBA courses. For further information, students should consult the Office of the Dean, Hagan School of Business.
ProgramsBachelor of Business AdministrationNon-Degree