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Our MS in Accountancy program routinely draws students who excel in business, economics, or accounting. Every MS in Accountancy graduate qualifies to sit for the CPA examination in New York State and obtain subsequent licensure. 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.
If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, the program can be tailored to broaden your skills in different areas. You may work with the Office of Student Engagement and the faculty director of the MS in Accountancy program to tailor your individual MS in Accountancy program.
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Like all of our MS programs, Simon’s MS in Accountancy program is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) designated. Simon’s STEM focused curriculum provides a wealth of tools that prepare students to succeed in a data driven, global business economy. The STEM designation is also of special benefit to international students as it offers them the opportunity to extend their Optional Practical Training, or OPT, by 24 months, for up to three full years of US work eligibility without an H-1B visa.
At Simon, every part of our program is designed to transform students from learners into business professionals. We call it the Integrated Student Experience (ISE). The ISE tailors your education and activities to match your career goals. Both the Office of Student Engagement and the Benet Career Management Center will provide a variety of tools, resources, and support throughout your job search so that you’ll be prepared for your industry’s recruiting season and ready to contribute immediately when you start your new position.
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MS in Accountancy graduates historically have an excellent job placement rate. 100% of our Class of 2019 graduates were hired into their chosen field within six months of graduation. Simon’s Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center will help you prepare for a rewarding career by providing expert career advice on everything from résumé development to mock interviews. The Simon Accounting Association focuses on students pursuing long-term careers in accounting and related industries, providing MS in Accountancy students with resources that will help them prepare for successful careers.
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At Simon, we’re proud to say that we are unabashedly analytical. Why? Because data drives critical business decisions, which means that those who are prepared to manage it are also prepared to lead. By learning how to read, analyze, and then use data to drive business growth, you’ll be prepared to start making a difference for your company from day one.
Our STEM-designated curriculum is designed to help you become an analytical thinker regardless of your background. You’ll grow under the direction and support of our renowned faculty, who include some of the world’s leading subject-matter experts and innovative researchers. Choose from internship or non-internship tracks depending on your goals.
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Due to the focused nature of the program, a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or accounting is preferred for admission consideration. Having a background in one of these subjects will help to ensure that you have met the prerequisites for our program. Please not that the following courses must have been taken at the undergraduate level pre-enrollment at Simon in order to be eligible for the MS in Accountancy:
Note: high school courses do not count. The coursework must be completed/accepted at a college or university and appear on an official transcript. Please email our Simon Admissions Team with any questions.
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