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MS in Accountancy
A new level of clarity.

Unabashedly analytical. Intentionally collaborative. All the opportunities and encouragement you need to reflect, refine, and take risks. That's how clarity takes shape at Simon. The result: You see sharper. And you can get to the heart of any problem.

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100% Employment Rate

4 months post graduation

STEM

designation allows international students to work in the US for 36 months.

Ms in Accountancy, A New Level of Clarity - 730 x 300

Build on our
strengths.

Our 150-credit-hour compliant Accountancy program educationally qualifies you to sit for the New York State CPA exam—but goes far beyond ordinary test preparation. For information about qualifying in other states, please click here. Simon's leadership in accounting, economics, and finance means you'll be learning from some of the world's best professors. Accelerate your program completion with our non-internship track or gain real-world experience with an expanded internship option. No matter which path you choose, you'll gain deeper insights into what's on the horizon for auditing, regulations, and financial analysis. Simon's MSA program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to stay in the US for up to 36 months.


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A Master's degree is about more than a
credential.

Accountancy graduates in the Class of 2019 hired in North America earned a salary between $25,300-$80,000 four months post graduation. The majority of our MS in Accountancy graduates are employed in the accounting and financial services industries.

The Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center
and the Simon Accounting Association offer support and professional development opportunities for MS in Accountancy students.

"We teach career skills that will last a lifetime and prepare you to be a leader in the accounting world."
-- Heidi Tribunella, Faculty Director of MS in Accountancy.

100%
EMPLOYMENT RATE 4 MONTHS POST GRADUATION

 

LEADING EMPLOYERS FOR GRADUATES INCLUDE:

  • 1 Squared Capital
  • Automation Finance
  • B&P
  • Bank of China
  • BDO
  • Bekaert
  • Changjiang Securities Company
  • China Jinmao
  • Deloitte
  • EBA Investments
  • Ecolab
  • EOS Accountant LLP
  • EY
  • Greendyke Jenik & Associates
  • Guotai Venture Capital
  • KPMG
  • Lovepop Inc.
  • Minsheng Securities
  • Nestlé
  • PwC
  • Red
  • Ruixin Investments LLC
  • Shanghai Securities Co.
  • Tencent
  • Tibco Software Inc.
  • Unilever
  • Unis LLC
  • Vanke
  • Webank
  • Western Digital

Accountancy
Curriculum

Note: This chart reflects the 2019-20 academic schedule. This is subject to change.

fall semester
Pre-fall
fall a
fall b
BPP432 Basic Business Law
GBA464 Programming for Analytics
GBA462R Core Statistics for MS Students Using R
ACC436* Research into Professional Accounting Standards
ACC423 Financial Reporting I
ACC410 Managerial Accounting and Performance Measurement
ACC417 Auditing
ACC419 Positive Accounting Research Concepts and Empirical Analysis Tools
MCG461 Professional Communications (4 credits)
spring semester
spring a
spring b
ACC438 Auditing II – Auditing and Information Systems
ACC437 Basic Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACC411 Applied Financial Statement Analysis with Data Analytics
ACC440 Basic Income Tax – Business Entities and Gift/Estate Taxes
CHOOSE 1 ELECTIVE:
ACC439 Accounting Analytics for Forensics
ACC418 Taxes and Business Strategy
ACC424 Financial Reporting II

All courses are 2.5 credit-hours unless otherwise noted.

The program of study for the MSA degree is a lock-step program that meets all the requirements for a STEM certified program.

*Internship track

  • 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 3 hours of lecture and the final exam. Failure to attend both will result in a failing grade.

Where We Go.

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Scott Litvin

MS in Accountancy, Class of 2019

Global Project Accountant
ExxonMobil

“The Benet CMC put me in touch with specific companies–ExxonMobil was one they connected me with. They excel at finding good jobs and helping you get into your desired field."

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Sisi Meng

MS in Accountancy, Class of 2019

Associate
Standish Management

“Before I came to Simon, I had two choices: I had a full-time return offer from EY in the audit practice, and I was admitted to Simon. I chose Simon because I wanted to enhance my analytical skills and problem-solving skills at a graduate level, because business is driven by data.”

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Paul Wehner

MS in Accountancy, Class of 2018

Risk Assurance Associate
PwC

“My favorite part of the Simon experience is not a single event but the overall experience every day. I’ve enjoyed learning from distinguished professors alongside bright and motivated students, getting to know other Simon students and alumni, and the ability to pursue personal, career/subject matter, and leadership interests through the various clubs on campus.”

Life Lessons.

Kalkidan (Kal) Tiruneh
MS in Accountancy, Class of 2017
Audit Staff, Deloitte

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