Master of Science Degrees

Accountancy Graduate Programs

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. As course waivers are not possible, students who already have a degree in Accountancy should consider the General MBA or one of our MS 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

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.


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 Accountancy - General Degree Requirements
MS Accountancy Concentration in Information Analytics - Non-STEM
MS in Accountancy Concentration in Information Analytics - STEM
MS in Accountancy Waiver Criteria - General Business Courses
MS in Accountancy Waiver Criteria - Accountancy and Taxation Courses
MBA Curriculum & Degree Requirements

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