Simon MS in Accountancy students learning in class from Professor Huells.

Go further, faster.

Accountants love efficiency, and an MS in Accountancy from Simon Business School is the most straightforward path toward career growth in this field. If you come to Simon with an accounting undergraduate degree, the program can be tailored to broaden your skills in different areas. You may work with the Office of Student Engagement and the program faculty director to tailor your individual MS in Accountancy program.

CPA Licensure

Every MS in Accountancy graduate qualifies to sit for the CPA examination in New York State and obtain subsequent licensure. Simon MSA graduates had a 55% CPA exam pass rate in 2019, compared to a 52% average in New York State and a 53% US average. Qualifying for the CPA examination in New York State also allows you to qualify for many other states. You 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 you would like to qualify.

Click the button below for more information about qualifying in other states.

Choosing between internship and non-internship tracks.

Full-Time MS in Accountancy students can choose between internship and non-internship tracks to accommodate their goals. The non-internship track has a shorter timeline, but the benefits of the internship track are many, including a wealth of valuable real-world experience that can prepare you for career success and help differentiate you from other candidates during your job search. A majority of our students choose this path for the hands-on experience and career preparation it provides.

Students are encouraged to consider the value that internships offer. Hands-on experience in the workplace is a great way to gain a competitive edge. While valuable, an internship is not required and it is important to note that we can’t guarantee placement. Talk with the Admissions Office about which track is right for you, and get more information on the Full-Time MS in Accountancy Program in our course catalog.

Real World Experience

Program Requirements

Each student will work with an academic advisor to select courses to meet the MS in Accountancy degree requirements and also meet the requirement to sit for the New York State CPA.

Hover over each tile for a brief course description (Note: this chart is subject to change).

ACC 410

Managerial Accounting & Performance Measurement

ACC 411

Applied Financial Statement Analysis with Data Analytics

ACC 417


ACC 419

Positive Accounting Research Concepts & Empirical Analysis Tools

ACC 423

Financial Reporting I

ACC 424

Financial Reporting II

ACC 436

Research into Professional Accounting Standards

ACC 437

Basic Federal Income Tax Accounting

ACC 438

Auditing II–Auditing & Information Systems

ACC 440

Basic Income Tax–Business Entities & Gift/Estate Taxes

BPP 432

Basic Business Law

MCG 461

Professional Communications


Core Statistics for MS Students Using Python

*Internship track note: MSA students in the internship track will NOT take ACC436 in Fall A but will take ACC436 the following Fall A as their last class. There are no exceptions for this course. ACC436 can be taken remotely; however, all students are required to return to campus for the last three hours of lecture and the final exam. Failure to attend both will result in a failing grade.

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Choose 1 elective.

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ACC 418

Taxes and Business Strategy

ACC 439

Accounting Analytics for Forensics

Simon’s MS in Accountancy program is STEM designated.

The program of study for the MS in Accountancy degree is a lock-step program that meets all the requirements for a STEM-designated program. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) designation signals analytical rigor to employers and also offers international students the opportunity to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) by 24 months—for up to three full years of US work eligibility without and H-1B visa.

Get more information on the MS in Accountancy curriculum by downloading the course catalog.