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

Office Hours
Zelcer, Moishe Graduate Deputy 718.951.5000 x2641 202 Whitehead mzelcer @ brooklyn.cuny.edu By appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Accounting
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation, and GMAT scores. Brooklyn College undergraduate accounting students with a GPA in major of 3.0 or higher need not submit GMAT scores. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php.

Non-degree students not accepted.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations GMAT


These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2019 semester.
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Degree requirements
Thirty credits are required for the degree. Students must complete the following courses:

All of the following: Accounting 7106X, 7107X, 7108X, and 7109X.
Two of the following: Accounting 7110X, 7120X, 7130X, 7140X, 7141X, 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.

Economics 7215X or [Business 7215X] or Finance 7215X or [Business 7240X] or Finance 7240X or [Business 7216X] or Finance 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.