Excelsior College's Bachelor's Degree in Business with Concentration in:
Accounting (Class Room Based) NY State CPA Track

In contrast to the other accounting program, TTI in conjunction with COPE Education Services and Excelsior College, offers a classroom based program that enables you to study with experienced educators in the field at a structured pace. Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn a Bachelor’s of Science from Excelsior College. This degree will enable you to sit for the CPA exam in the state of New York, and meets all degree requirements for licensure. Job opportunities in this field are extremely diverse and rewarding. Possibilities range from working in an accounting department of a business, being part of a firm, or in fact running your own accounting/auditing/bookkeeping business.


COPE’s 21 credit Junior Accounting Program is located in Brooklyn. In 5 months, you can achieve the title of Junior Accountant/Assistant Controller and are aided in finding employment through COPE’s job placement office that is proud of its 90% placement rate. You may then continue to complete 150 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting Concentration with TTI/COPE’s class based program in Brooklyn that is conducted in conjunction with Excelsior College. Through Daemen College, you will earn an accounting certificate by completing several accounting courses. In addition, there will be classroom based instruction which will culminate in standardized examinations such as CLEP, DANTES, Coopersmith, U-Excel, etc. Prerequisites are COPE’s Junior Accounting program and a High School diploma or GED.


Junior Accounting

COPE’s Junior Accounting program is a part-time program that runs for 3-6 months with class options in the morning or evening.

Excelsior College’s TTI/COPE BA Program

The BA program meets on Sundays and one evening per week for an additional 22 months. During this period, you can work full-time during the day.


The cost of the Junior Accountant program is $5000. The cost of the TTI/COPE Excelsior College BA program is approximately $25,000. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Because this degree is obtained through a classroom experience, you will work at a more controlled pace and finish the program in less time.
  • Upon receiving your degree you’ll be ready to sit for the New York State CPA exam.