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Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business

Graduate Programs and Courses

These graduate programs and courses are offered by the Long Island, New York campus of Hofstra University.

Master of Science (MS)

This degree offers students who have studied business at either the undergraduate and graduate level an opportunity to earn all of the accounting credits required for licensure in New York State.

This degree is for students with an accounting background who want to specialize in tax.  This program is also licensure qualifying when combined with the appropriate undergraduate coursework.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This degree is available to students pursuing managerial positions in accounting or taxation who are not pursuing licensure.  Students in this program with additional prior accounting course work, or who take supplemental courses, may also pursue licensure.

This degree offers students with no undergraduate business courses the opportunity to earn the accounting and business credits required for New York State licensure.

This degree requires additional coursework than the MBA with a specialization in Accounting and Taxation.

Dual Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science (BBA/MS)*

Students enrolled in a dual degree program obtain an MS in either Taxation or Accounting as part of a structured five-year program.  Students selecting this option must apply for this program and will begin their graduate studies during their senior year.

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration (BBA/MBA)*

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)

Advanced Certificate in Business Programs

  • Business Certificates, C.A.S.
    Offered by the Zarb School of Business, these advanced graduate certificates in business programs enable individuals who already possess graduate degrees in business to either refocus their careers or update and expand upon specific business skill sets. Individuals who possess professional degrees in other areas, e.g., medicine or law, may also find these programs of interest as an expedient means of achieving expertise in a particular business function. All courses are taught by Zarb School of Business faculty.
    • Accounting
    • Taxation

Courses