If you're a student or professional with an undergraduate accounting degree from a U.S. college or university and you wish to enhance your technical and professional skills through completion of an advanced degree in accounting, our Master of Science in Accounting is for you.
Created in response to demand by public accounting firms, the Master of Science in Accounting program enhances students’ technical training and critical thinking skills while building expertise in a particular area of practice. Our program will strengthen your professional marketability, give you a broad array of employment options and help you make an immediate contribution to any organization.
The program offers admission in the fall only. International
students are not eligible for this program unless they have
completed an undergraduate accounting program at a U.S.
institution. The one-year full-time curriculum, together with most
undergraduate accounting programs, should satisfy the 150-hour
educational requirement for certification and licensure as a
certified public accountant (CPA). This is the educational standard
advocated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA) that is required in most states.
Most states require students to possess 150 hours of accounting education for certification and licensure as a CPA. Our Master of Science in Accounting program offers you the opportunity to satisfy this requirement as you gain experience in issues of importance to the accounting profession. The advanced graduate accounting courses required for the MS provide cutting-edge training in financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax, auditing and financial analysis.
Furthermore, our accounting graduates have consistently out-performed the top 10 largest accounting programs in New York State on the annual CPA exam.
Faculty in the Master of Science in Accounting program are both scholars and teachers. They have earned a distinguished reputation in their fields and among their colleagues. Their commitment to scholarship means that in class you’ll learn about the latest research and how it is applicable to current practice. Our faculty members also are dedicated to providing exceptional teaching using the latest technology.
Our faculty, staff and students remain current with changes in this dynamic field through a network of accounting professionals and successful alumni. Some of these connections are achieved through the Accounting Advisory Council which is composed of leaders from companies the across the industry such as:
Deloitte & Touche LLPErnst & Young LLP
Freed, Maxick, Sachs & Murphy
Gaines, Metzler, Kriner & Company LLP
Internal Revenue Service
As a graduate of our program, you will find a breadth of opportunities in public accounting, financial management, consulting and corporate accounting. Our accounting alumni can be found at such companies as:
|The Bonadio Group
Brock Schechter & Polakoff LLP
Buchbinder Tunick & Co.
Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP
Delaware North Cos.
Dopkins & Company LLP
Ernst & Young
|Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs P.C.
Lumsden & McCormick LLP
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Schunk, Wilson & Co.
Seneca Gaming Corp.
Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP