In the Jan. 8-27, 2007, issue of Accounting Today, Professor Tony Tinker of Baruch College presented a commentary titled, "New York State's CPA hiring problems to worsen after 2009" (page 6).The professional and educational landscape in accountancy is rapidly changing. Sarbanes-Oxley legislation intensified the need for excellent talent in the field. Baruch College's curriculum is linked to state-regulated professional certification, and New York State will significantly increase the number of credit hours required to sit for the CPA licensing examination in 2009. This is a dramatic change in requirements, and Baruch's Stan Ross Department of Accountancy seized this opportunity to build programs that continue Baruch's historic dominance in accountancy.
Baruch boasts the largest accredited accounting program in the country, and we hold true to a century-old ethic of providing an excellent and affordable pathway to success for bright, deserving students. At Baruch, accounting has the most undergraduate majors - over 3,000 - and the second-most graduate majors. There are 34 full-time accounting faculty and 40 professionals serving as part-time professors.
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