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MS in Accounting

Challenge yourself in our intensive program designed to take your accounting career to the next level.

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Tuition costs

$36,000
$1,200 Per credit
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Credits

30
or fewer
Complete in as little as two semesters.
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For students with an undergraduate degree in accounting or another business discipline, the Master of Science in Accounting is a pathway to a successful career in accounting at a major public firm or private company. The program offers unique and flexible curriculum tailored to your individual needs. You’ll be given a challenging experience that will position you for a competitive advantage.

Earn your degree from an AACSB accredited university that will help you become a CPA licensed in most states including New York. Develop professional accounting knowledge and skills taught by world-class scholars and entrepreneurs in the industry. Courses are designed to address the current needs of the accounting profession and facilitate creative application of knowledge.

NY state requires 30 graduate credits which can include courses you transfer in from other graduate programs.

Students with undergraduate degree in accounting benefit from this program designed to assist with the transition to the CPA exam and professional practice.

Fast-track BS/MS in Accounting for current undergraduate Syms students allows faster access to a wider job market in the long term. Coursework may be completed in the same calendar year as the undergraduate degree in accounting alone.

Students with undergraduate business degree benefit from additional coursework. Personalized course plan assures comprehensive preparation for career in accounting.

Non-matriculating class options are available for those who need additional credits to meet the CPA 150 course requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

The Sy Syms Edge

Network of world-class scholars, entrepreneurs, and executives

Flexible class options — start in the fall or spring with full time (4 classes/2 nights a week) or part time (2 classes/1 night a week) coursework

Comprehensive core curriculum including data analytics specialty builds a foundation for success in any business

Renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Diverse student body with variety of professionals from every business sector

Small and personalized classes allow you to make lifelong business connections with professors and classmates

Full Program Breakdown

For students with an undergraduate degree in accounting or another business discipline, the Master of Science in Accounting is a pathway to a successful career in accounting at a major public firm or private company. The program offers unique and flexible curriculum tailored to your individual needs. You’ll be given a challenging experience that will position you for a competitive advantage.

Earn your degree from an AACSB accredited university that will help you become a CPA licensed in most states including New York. Develop professional accounting knowledge and skills taught by world-class scholars and entrepreneurs in the industry. Courses are designed to address the current needs of the accounting profession and facilitate creative application of knowledge.

NY state requires 30 graduate credits which can include courses you transfer in from other graduate programs.

Students with undergraduate degree in accounting benefit from this program designed to assist with the transition to the CPA exam and professional practice.

Fast-track BS/MS in Accounting for current undergraduate Syms students allows faster access to a wider job market in the long term. Coursework may be completed in the same calendar year as the undergraduate degree in accounting alone.

Students with undergraduate business degree benefit from additional coursework. Personalized course plan assures comprehensive preparation for career in accounting.

Non-matriculating class options are available for those who need additional credits to meet the CPA 150 course requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

The Sy Syms Edge

Network of world-class scholars, entrepreneurs, and executives

Flexible class options — start in the fall or spring with full time (4 classes/2 nights a week) or part time (2 classes/1 night a week) coursework

Comprehensive core curriculum including data analytics specialty builds a foundation for success in any business

Renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Diverse student body with variety of professionals from every business sector

Small and personalized classes allow you to make lifelong business connections with professors and classmates

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For students with an undergraduate degree in accounting or another business discipline, the Master of Science in Accounting is a pathway to a successful career in accounting at a major public firm or private company. The program offers unique and flexible curriculum tailored to your individual needs. You’ll be given a challenging experience that will position you for a competitive advantage.

Earn your degree from an AACSB accredited university that will help you become a CPA licensed in most states including New York. Develop professional accounting knowledge and skills taught by world-class scholars and entrepreneurs in the industry. Courses are designed to address the current needs of the accounting profession and facilitate creative application of knowledge.

NY state requires 30 graduate credits which can include courses you transfer in from other graduate programs.

Students with undergraduate degree in accounting benefit from this program designed to assist with the transition to the CPA exam and professional practice.

Fast-track BS/MS in Accounting for current undergraduate Syms students allows faster access to a wider job market in the long term. Coursework may be completed in the same calendar year as the undergraduate degree in accounting alone.

Students with undergraduate business degree benefit from additional coursework. Personalized course plan assures comprehensive preparation for career in accounting.

Non-matriculating class options are available for those who need additional credits to meet the CPA 150 course requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

Network of world-class scholars, entrepreneurs, and executives

Flexible class options — start in the fall or spring with full time (4 classes/2 nights a week) or part time (2 classes/1 night a week) coursework

Comprehensive core curriculum including data analytics specialty builds a foundation for success in any business

Renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence. Impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Diverse student body with variety of professionals from every business sector

Small and personalized classes allow you to make lifelong business connections with professors and classmates

Contact Us

We offer potential students the opportunity to sit in on a class and speak with a current student or faculty member. By visiting Sy Syms School of Business, you will experience the unique way our faculty and students engage with one another and how what they learn in the classroom translates to what they will be doing as professionals.

If you have questions about the program or would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at gradschool@yu.edu or 1-833-241-4723.

Program Director

Joseph Kerstein, PhD
Joseph Kerstein is a CPA in the state of New York. He graduated magna cum laude. He also received an MBA in Accounting from New York University and a PhD from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Kerstein has published in the top journals in accounting and healthcare policy/economics, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and The New England Journal of Medicine (named article of the year by the Association for Health Services Research). Prior to joining the Syms School of Business, Professor Joseph Kerstein was at Baruch College, where he was the chairman of the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy from 2002 to 2005.

Learn more about Syms faculty

Join us virtually at our upcoming information session.

Learn more about the MS in Accounting curriculum.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Priority application deadline — September 30, 2020

In light of Covid-19 health crisis, all Fall 2020 classes are online. GMAT requirement for Spring 2021 is waived.

Application requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon acceptance)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • International students must take either the TOEFL, the PTE, or the IELTS — scores are valid for 2 years. You may be exempted if you have earned a degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction. Learn more about visa requirements.

Pre-Requisites for MS in Accounting: 12 accounting credits, Taxation I and II (6 credits that could be taken at YU during the summer), and 27 credits in business. Exceptions will be considered on case-by-case basis.

Students with undergraduate degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

Once your application is received, your transcript will be evaluated to create a schedule that will address your specific needs.

Syms undergraduate accounting majors in their senior year:

  • Fast track to MS: Take four MS courses in your senior year (Taxation I in fall; Taxation II and two data analytics courses in the spring); two MS courses in summer; and four MS courses in fall to graduate with a joint BS/MS in Accounting degree. Learn more.
  • Normal track: accounting majors take two graduate courses in taxation (Taxation I and Taxation II) in their senior year and then take the remaining eight courses offered over two nights in two semesters (fall and spring).

Students with BS in Accounting degree completed at other institutions:

Accounting majors have to take two graduate courses in taxation (equivalent to our Taxation I and Taxation II) with YU (e.g., over the summer) and/or online at other accredited programs and then take the remaining eight courses offered over two nights in two semesters (fall and spring).

Spring 2021 program start date to be announced.

Prospective Students

Join us virtually at our upcoming information session.

Learn more about the MS in Accounting curriculum.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Priority application deadline — September 30, 2020

In light of Covid-19 health crisis, all Fall 2020 classes are online. GMAT requirement for Spring 2021 is waived.

Application requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon acceptance)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • International students must take either the TOEFL, the PTE, or the IELTS — scores are valid for 2 years. You may be exempted if you have earned a degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction. Learn more about visa requirements.

Pre-Requisites for MS in Accounting: 12 accounting credits, Taxation I and II (6 credits that could be taken at YU during the summer), and 27 credits in business. Exceptions will be considered on case-by-case basis.

Students with undergraduate degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

Once your application is received, your transcript will be evaluated to create a schedule that will address your specific needs.

Syms undergraduate accounting majors in their senior year:

  • Fast track to MS: Take four MS courses in your senior year (Taxation I in fall; Taxation II and two data analytics courses in the spring); two MS courses in summer; and four MS courses in fall to graduate with a joint BS/MS in Accounting degree. Learn more.
  • Normal track: accounting majors take two graduate courses in taxation (Taxation I and Taxation II) in their senior year and then take the remaining eight courses offered over two nights in two semesters (fall and spring).

Students with BS in Accounting degree completed at other institutions:

Accounting majors have to take two graduate courses in taxation (equivalent to our Taxation I and Taxation II) with YU (e.g., over the summer) and/or online at other accredited programs and then take the remaining eight courses offered over two nights in two semesters (fall and spring).

Spring 2021 program start date to be announced.

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