Here is where you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, as well as learn about scholarship opportunities and licensure requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to be an accounting major to be considered for the MS in Accounting Program?
No. If you received your degree in another business discipline (economics, marketing, finance, etc.) and took certain accounting courses, you may apply to the MS in Accounting Program. Anyone that is not an Accounting major will need to take certain prerequisite classes in Accounting. Those classes will be determined by a review of the transcript.
Q. When is the application deadline?
Applications are accepted for admission for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The application deadlines are: Fall - July 1st (International students - May 1st); Spring - December 1st; and Summer - April, 1. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision by mail. To apply, download the MS in Accounting Program Application (PDF).
Q. Is the GMAT required?
If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or better, you do not need to take the GMAT. If your GPA is below 3.2, then the GMAT is required.
Q. What are the minimum GPA and GMAT scores required for the master’s program?
The admissions committee takes a holistic approach to the application, and there are many factors that it considers when making a decision on an application. You are encouraged to present an application that best reflects your educational and professional experiences.
Q. How do I report my GMAT scores?
When you register for the GMAT, please select Yeshiva University School of Business' Master’s in Accounting Program as a score recipient so that your score will be automatically made available to the master’s program office. The GMAT program code for the master’s program is 1BC.
Q. Can International students be considered for the Masters of Science in Accounting program?
Yes. International students are encouraged to apply for the Masters program. International students must have either majored in Accounting or in another business discipline and have taken the following accounting courses: Auditing, Intermediate Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. International students will be admitted in the fall only and their application must be received by May 1st.
Q. If I am a foreign applicant, do I need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?
Yes. If you attended an institution where English was not the primary language, then you must take either the TOEFL and receive a score of at least 100 on the Web-based test or IELTS. To have your TOEFL scores reported to the School of Business Master of Science in Accounting Program, you must use the test code 4462. If you need information regarding the TOEFL, please visit www.toefl.org.
Q. If I obtained my degree outside of the United States, how will it be evaluated?
You will need to have your credentials evaluated by World Education Services. You may contact World Education Services at www.wes.org.
Q. Must I maintain a certain GPA in the MS in Accounting Program?
You must have an overall “B” average in your graduate coursework. This applies to courses that may be taken at the undergraduate level that will count toward your graduate level credit requirements.
Q. When are the classes held and where?
Classes are held on the Beren Campus, 215 Lexington. Classes are two nights a week from 5:45-10:30. Nights may vary from semester to semester based on the University calendar.
Q. Do people commonly work while they are in the Masters program?
Q. Do people study for and take parts of the CPA exam wile they are attending the Masters program?
Licensure Requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant
The SYMS Masters in Accounting program is designed to ensure students meet the educational requirements for licensure in New York State. Students are required to have 33 Accounting credits over seven content areas and 36 general business credits. To learn more about the educational and other licensure requirements please visit. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/.
If you are planning to be licensed in a state other than New York be advised that licensure requirements may differ. Please contact the Board of Accountancy in the state you wish to be licensed to learn what their requirements are. You can get started by visiting the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Their website is: http://www.nasba.org/.