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Master of Science in Accounting

Course Description

The MS in Accounting program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree, in any major.

The M.S. in Accounting degree is a 30-credit hour program that is designed to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Education Department for:
- The business and accounting requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, and
- A master’s degree in Accounting.

Specific requirements for the M.S. in Accounting program:
- Satisfies one year of the two-year experiential requirement for licensure as a CPA;
- Assists students who have an undergraduate degree with a major or concentration in Accounting to pursue additional study to meet the 150-hour educational requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant;
- Assists students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting to pursue a career in accounting and satisfy the educational requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant;
- Emphasizes the development of conceptual knowledge and analytical skills through general graduate business courses; and
- Builds toward the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities through the capstone course.

At the same time, the program aims to develop professionals who are:

Perceptive (able to identify opportunities and recognize interrelationships);

Decisive (able to develop opportunities into feasible strategies);

Resourceful (able to translate strategies into productive and balanced projects); and

Responsible (able to address social, ecological and ethical consequences of action taken).
M.S. in Accounting Curriculum
The M.S. in Accounting program consists of 30 graduate credits. Students pursuing the M.S. in Accounting degree must satisfy two sets of requirements. The first consists of those business and accounting courses needed to qualify to take the CPA examination in New York State; the second consists of additional courses required of all candidates for the M.S. in Accounting degree.

Students must meet the regulations of the New York State Education Department. For example, students must also have 60 credits of liberal arts courses to sit for the CPA examination.

Master of Science requirements also require that students must also satisfy New York State licensure regulations pertaining to undergraduate course requirements necessary to qualify to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

Entry Requirements

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