Master of Science Degrees

Accountancy Graduate Programs (CPA Program)

Zicklin offers a Master of Science (MS) in Accountancy, an MBA in Accountancy, and an integrated BBA/MS in Accountancy for students interested in a future in accounting and public accountancy.

Graduates of this program satisfy the educational requirements for CPA licensure in New York State.

Choosing the Right Program

MS in Accountancy

The MS in Accountancy is our most popular program and more specialized than the MBA in Accountancy. It is designed for students who have an accountancy or other business-related degree from an undergraduate institution. Students in the MS program have an opportunity to shorten their program length through course waivers, depending on the courses completed in undergraduate study (see waiver criteria below).

MBA in Accountancy

The MBA in Accountancy is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business. As part of this program, you will receive the core skills and knowledge of business and management, while gaining a strong foundation in accounting theory and concepts. This MBA degree in accountancy gives you the necessary tools to effectively interpret and use accounting and financial information, and prepares you to enter the accounting profession. The MBA in accountancy is available for both the Full-Time and Evening MBA programs.

BBA/MS Path to CPA (Current Baruch Undergraduate Students Only)

The bachelor’s and master’s pathway streamlines the undergraduate and master’s curriculum, allowing Baruch undergraduate students to complete their master’s degree in one year. Students must apply separately to the MS program in their senior year of undergraduate study. Graduates of this program meet the New York State CPA academic requirements.

BBA/MS Path to CPA

CPA Requirements

In order to determine whether you meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam and/or licensure, you must receive an evaluation from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You can find more information on NASBA Evaluations below:

Accountancy students will meet with a program advisor to review their requirements. CPA licensing requirements are specific to each state. Information about the various state requirements is available on the NASBA State Boards website. Please see here to learn about the NYS CPA exam and licensure requirements.

Accreditation

Our programs meet New York State requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam and the educational requirements of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. They also conform to the standards adopted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International for accreditation of accounting programs.

MS Degree Curriculum & Requirements
Waiver Criteria - General Business Courses
Waiver Criteria - Accountancy and Taxation Courses
MBA Curriculum & Degree Requirements

Contact Us
Office of Graduate Admissions

One Bernard Baruch Way (24th St. and Lexington Ave.), Box H-820
Phone: (646) 312-1300
Website

Office of MS Programs

One Bernard Baruch Way (24th St. and Lexington Ave.), Box B13-221
Phone: (646) 312-3140
Fax: (646) 312-3141
Email: ZicklinGradACC@baruch.cuny.edu

Meeting the NY State CPA Requirements

Lorraine Sachs, CPA Advisor
Stan Ross Department of Accountancy
One Bernard Baruch Way (24th & Lexington), Box B12-225
Phone: (646) 312-3076
Email: Lorraine.Sachs@baruch.cuny.edu