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Accountancy Curriculum

Simon Business School's MS in Accountancy Program has been designed to be completed by students with undergraduate backgrounds in business, economics, or accounting. Students with backgrounds in business or economics are able to complete our program within one academic year, the same length of time as a student with a background in accounting. Students with an accounting undergraduate degree may substitute other courses in place of similar courses that they have taken at the undergraduate level. Students will work with the faculty director of the MS in Accountancy Program to tailor their program to best fit their needs but still qualify for the New York State CPA exam.

MS in Accountancy students are qualified to sit for the CPA examination in New York State and obtain subsequent licensure. Qualifying for the CPA examination in New York State will also allow you to be qualified for many other states. Students seeking to qualify for the CPA in other states can work with the faculty director of the MS in Accountancy program to determine if any other coursework is required for the particular state in which they would like to qualify.

Get more information on the Full-Time MS in Accountancy Program in the course catalog.

Study Tracks

While an internship is not required for the STEM-designated Master’s in Accountancy program, and there is no guarantee of placement, we encourage students to consider the value that internships offer their graduate education.

Full-Time MS in Accountancy students have two available tracks for the completion of their studies:

  • 10-month program of study (non-internship track)
  • 17-month program of study (internship track)
    • Internships are not guaranteed - students choosing the option to extend their program will be eligible to seek an internship, but are not guaranteed placement in an internship

Program Requirements

Because of the personalized nature of the program, each student will work with an academic advisor to select courses to meet the degree requirements and also meet the requirement to sit for the CPA.

For more information about the program or the admissions process, please contact Simon Admissions at or 585-275-3533.


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