Become an expert at deciphering financial data.

Become an expert at deciphering financial data.

Accounting

Make the numbers work for you by earning an advanced accounting degree.

If you are seeking to turn a bachelor's degree and an entry-level job in the financial world into a more rewarding career, a Brooklyn College advanced degree in accounting can help you achieve your goal. Our program provides the 150 semester-hour requirement for sitting for the Certified Public Accountant exam. We’ll emphasize 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. With your master’s degree in hand, you will be fully prepared for positions of increasing responsibility and potential advancement — all at a higher salary than you can earn with just a bachelor’s degree.

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Quick Facts

  • Accounting is more than 7,000 years old and can be traced back to the Mesopotamian civilization.
  • Accounting is mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Matthew and in the Koran.
  • The Enron scandal of 2001 led to many new regulations in the accounting business.

Possible Careers

  • Estate planner for the nation’s leading families
  • Tax specialist working to devise a new federal taxation system
  • President of a Fortune 500 firm