Accounting—New York CPA Track

Online Accounting Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


You don't need an accounting degree to understand how Excelsior College saves you time and money.

A national leader in adult education for more than 40 years, Excelsior offers a direct, cost-effective route to an accredited Bachelor of Science in Accounting (NYS CPA Track). We'll help you earn your accounting bachelor's degree quickly and affordably. And your Excelsior accounting degree automatically makes you eligible to take the New York State CPA exam.

An Accounting BS Degree That Fits Your Schedule and Budget

Our online accounting degree program is designed for working adults with job and family commitments. You'll take all your courses on your own computer, where and when it's convenient for you. And with low tuition and fees, generous financial aid, flexible payment options, and other forms of support, you'll be able to keep a bachelor's degree within your budget.

Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, our accounting BS degree program is taught by distinguished faculty from leading U.S. institutions. You'll learn the most current theory, technology, and practices of the accounting profession, so your accounting degree translates directly into real-world work settings.

Find out about the degree requirements for Excelsior's Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, New York State CPA track.

Build Your Career With a Bachelor's Accounting Degree

Excelsior has been educating working adults for 40 years. Graduates from our bachelor's accounting program have found career success in both the government and private sectors, working as:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Budget analysts
  • Tax examiners
  • Revenue agents

 As an Excelsior College baccalaureate-level business graduate you will be able to:

  1. Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve business problems.
  2. Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain current with and adaptive to changing business conditions through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  3. Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  4. Communicate effectively in a professional business environment.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in one’s chosen career field.

We expect that as an Excelsior College baccalaureate business graduate you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of the principles of accounting, marketing, finance, management and economics.
  2. Describe generally accepted accounting concepts, theories, and applications.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of the legal and social environment of business.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of the global environment of business.
  5. Apply ethical considerations to the obligations and responsibilities of business.
  6. Employ information literacy techniques.
  7. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  8. Apply business tools to real-world situations.
  9. Apply business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.
  10. Evaluate individual and corporate taxation policies, regulations, and practices of business organizations.
  11. Analyze advanced financial and accounting management strategies and applications.
  12. Integrate advanced accounting decision-making tools for evaluating financial statements, conducting audits, and performing cost accounting.

Review current student learning outcomes.

 Minimum of 150 credits: 60 in arts and sciences, 75 in business, and 15 in free electives.

See the credit requirements in chart form.

Bachelor of Science in Business with concentration in Accounting

BS in Business / MBA with concentration in Accounting Dual Degree Track

Master of Business Administration with concentration in Accounting

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IACBE Specialized Accreditation

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Accounting (NYS CPA track) and Bachelor of Science in Business.