The Master of Science in accountancy is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in business, including accounting. It meets the August 1, 2009, 150 credit hour requirements to sit for the NY State CPA exam. Students with non-business degrees can apply to the MS program, but are encouraged to consider the MBA accounting major which also meets the CPA requirements.
The MS in accounting program equips students with the necessary tools to effectively interpret and use accounting and financial information. It meets the standards adopted by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for special accreditation of accounting programs. Students with many course waivers must complete a minimum of 30 credits overall to receive the MS degree.
Program changes are pending approval of the CUNY Board of Trustees and the New York State Education Department. See the Zicklin School website for upcoming changes.