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The accounting concentration will prepare students for the public accounting profession and help to enable them to take the CPA exam. However, individualized advising is necessary as students must meet the educational requirements of the specific state they intend to take the CPA exam in. All of the courses in the concentration are necessary, but may not be sufficient, to sit for the CPA exam, depending on the state. Students wishing to become CPAs need much more extensive guidance than the concentration alone. Please seek advice from the listed Accounting Concentration contacts listed here.

Babson undergraduates who plan ahead have the opportunity to enroll in and complete the MSA program faster than undergraduates from other schools who apply to Babson’s MSA program. By attending Babson as an undergraduate, you may be able to waive certain courses, and are not required to take the GMAT. Entrants in the Babson MSA Program need to have completed course work in Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2, Auditing, Tax Accounting, and Advanced Financial or Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting.

Sponsored by: Accounting and Law Division

Faculty Contacts: William Coyle, Robert Halsey, and Joanne Williams

Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact these faculty members with questions.

Required Courses

  • ACC 3500 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 3501 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 4530 Advanced Accounting (previously ACC 7040)

At least one course should be taken from the following group:

  • ACC 3510 Financial Planning and Cost Control
  • TAX 3500 Taxes
  • ACC 4510 Management Planning and Cost Controledits
  • ACC 4520 Auditing (previously ACC 7035)

Courses Suggested But Not Required

  • EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • FIN 3515 Corporate Financial Management
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • MOB 3580 Negotiations
  • LAW 3601 Public International Law
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics