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Program Description

No matter the industry, there will always be a strong need for professionals who know how to prepare and examine financial records.

Centenary University’s Accounting program is perfect for students interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) — the top certifications in the world of accounting and finance.

In fact, Centenary offers an innovative 150-credit dual major in Accounting and Business Administration: FinanceThis program allows motivated students to complete the requirements for CPA licensure in just four years, saving time and money.

Students in the baccalaureate program in Accounting may choose one of three accounting program alternatives, addressing the demand for accountants in public and private corporations, non-profit organizations, government, small businesses and educational institutions.

  • The B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration prepares a student for jobs requiring some accounting knowledge beyond fundamental accounting (16 credits of upper-level accounting courses are required).
  • The B.S. in Accounting prepares students for accounting jobs, with the potential to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA Exam) with additional course work (24 Credits of upper-level accounting courses are required).
  • The dual degrees in B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration prepare students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA Exam) upon graduation as it meets the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) organizations requirement for 150 completed credits to take the CPA Exam (24 credits of upper-level accounting courses and 16 credits of upper-level finance courses are required).

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey. Introductory courses focus on basic accounting principles. Advanced courses cover topics such as cost accounting, tax accounting, governmental accounting, and auditing.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.