M.S. degree program in accounting (C.P.A. qualifying)
HEGIS code 0502
NYS SED program code 88398

The master of science in accounting program is registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting the 150 semester-hour requirement for CPA candidates. Students who complete the program will be permitted to sit for the CPA examination. Course work emphasizes asset valuation and related problems of enterprise reporting, tax research and planning, comptrollership and managerial accounting, contemporary accounting topics, and accounting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This program requires extensive preparation in the areas of professional accounting and general business. Applicants who have completed the bachelor of science degree in accounting (public accounting) at Brooklyn College satisfy the undergraduate education requirements of this program. All other applicants must present coursework equivalent to the requirements for the B.S. in public accounting at Brooklyn College.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Grayson, Michael Graduate Deputy (718) 951-5152 Room 202, Whitehead Hall michaelgrayson @ brooklyn.cuny.edu By appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Accounting
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Please submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions: official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, and GMAT scores.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations GMAT

 

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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete the following courses:

Accounting:
All of the following: Accounting 7106X, 7107X, 7108X, and 7109X.
Two of the following: Accounting 7110X, 7120X, 7130X, 7140X, 7150X, 7190X.

Economic analysis:
One of the following: Economics 7000X, Economics 7205X or Business 7205X, or Business 7206X, or Economics 7010X. Students who have not taken Economics 7025X or a comparable undergraduate mathematics course are advised to take Economics 7205X or Business 7205X or Business 7206X.

Finance:
Economics 7215X or Business 7215X or Business 7240X or Business 7216X.

Quantitative methods:
Economics 7230X or Business 7230X.

Business Electives/Econometrics:
One course from the following: Accounting 7110X, 7120X, 7130X, 7140X, 7150X, 7190X; Business 7200X, 7202X, 7204X, 7208X, 7216X, 7220X, 7240X, 7250X, 7255X, 7260X; Business 7131X or Accounting 7131X; Economics 7020X, 7021X.

With permission of the graduate deputy chairperson, up to 12 graduate credits may be accepted for work done at other institutions.