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Accounting MS

Course Description

Progam overview

The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester.

Plan of study

The program consists of 10 courses and a comprehensive exam based on the finance courses completed by the student. The exam is administered at the end of the student’s last term. Students must pass the exam to earn their degree.

Accounting, MS degree, typical course sequence

-Accounting Profession
-Accounting Information Systems
-Advanced Accounting
-Auditing and Professional Responsibility
-Advanced Taxation
-Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Services
-Comparative Financial Statement Analysis
-Financial Accounting Theory and Research
-Field Exam

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred),
-Submit a personal statement.
-Submit a current resume.
-Complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit http://www.ielts.org.


Visit the Accounting MS page on the Rochester Institute of Technology USA website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. See course description for further details.

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