Accounting Concentration

Primary Concentration

A concentration consists of five advanced-level courses from the accounting area, and is 15 credits. ACGB 7105 Financial Accounting is highly recommended for students who are pursuing this concentration.  

Secondary Concentration

The secondary concentration consists of any three advanced-level courses from the accounting area, and is nine credits.

An advanced-level course is any course with the code ACGB that is a 7000 level or higher. A list of courses in accounting and taxation can be found on their academic area page.

CPA examination

Fordham's MBA in Public Accountancy prepares students to sit for the CPA exam and provides students with all of the credit hours that are required.

Applicants are advised to visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website before beginning any program, to check if the combination of the master's degree and their specific undergraduate degree will meet the minimum qualifications.


Specializations represent groups of courses that reflect the interests of students pursuing particular careers. They are not formal requirements, but represent the general recommendation of the faculty for pursuing particular career areas.

Financial Management

The following is a suggested course selection for those seeking careers in financial management:

Course Title Credits
ACGB 7105Financial Accounting3
ACGB 7125Financial Statement Analysis3
ACGB 7128Advanced Financial Statement Analysis3
ACGB 7136International Accounting3
ACGB 7155Managerial Accounting Analysis3
Total Credits15

Other five-course combinations may be suitable for those seeking other careers, such as marketing management, internal audit, or management consulting.