About the Department
The following degree programs are offered through the department:
- B.B.A. in Accounting
- 128-hour B.B.A.
- 152-hour B.B.A.
- B.B.A. in Legal Studies in Business
- M.S. in Accounting
- M.S. in Taxation
- M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting
- M.B.A. with a concentration in Taxation
While each program possesses characteristics unique unto itself, the commonality shared by the programs is the commitment which the department holds to outstanding teaching, intellectual contributions appropriate to advancing both instruction and scholarship in the field of accounting, and activities which provide opportunities to both faculty and students for service to the School and the community. Professional interaction among faculty, practitioners, and students is an important feature of the department, and it is facilitated through involvement with local, regional, and national professional organizations and student groups.
At the undergraduate level, individuals have the option to participate in a course of study leading to professional certification eligibility which is inclusive of a strong foundation in the liberal arts, exposure to the functional areas of business and how they relate to each other, and a concentration in accounting courses which emphasizes the integration of accounting across functional lines. In addition to the basic 128 hour BBA program, students can choose to qualify to sit for the CPA exam by enrolling in one of the following three programs which are registered with the NYS Office of Professional Licensing Services.
- 152-hour B.B.A.
- B.B.A./M.S. in Accounting
- B.B.A./M.S. in Taxation
Legal Studies in Business is an exciting new undergraduate degree program being offered by the Zarb School of Business through the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business. The Legal Studies major provides excellent preparation for employees, managers, and business owners in insurance and risk management; human resources; labor relations and collective bargaining; negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and conflict resolution; corporate liability, governance, and regulation; contract drafting and review; business planning; estate planning; commercial and residential real estate. Each student major completes the core requirements for the B.B.A. degree. A unique feature of the major is that some electives may be chosen from courses in other disciplines, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of Legal Studies in Business. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, professional interaction, and scholarly productivity.
At the graduate level, the M.B.A. programs in accounting and taxation provide strong foundations in general business while enabling students to establish a strong base of specialized knowledge. The M.S. programs in accounting and taxation, are designed for students who have undergraduate accounting degrees and want to develop a specialization and become eligible to sit for for the CPA exam. Throughout each level of instruction, the department recognizes the importance of communications skills, high ethical standards, information technology and the increasingly complex role of the profession in the global business community...
A participative and supportive environment is provided in the department whereby stakeholders (students, faculty, administrators, business principals, and others) are involved in the evolution of the curriculum, strategic planning, assurance of learning, and recruitment issues. The majority of Hofstra's students are initially employed by the New York City and Long Island offices of the six largest global accounting firms and by large regional accounting firms. Students are also employed by small accounting firms, corporate accounting departments, and government and not-for-profit organizations.