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Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
The Master in Accounting at the State University of New York at Geneseo meets New York State requirements for CPA licensure and provides a deep foundation in the core skills required for professional success and advancement. The SUNY Geneseo School of Business is an AACSB International-accredited business school.

About

The Master in Accounting at the State University of New York at Geneseo is designed as a full-time/academic year program that builds on the body of knowledge developed in the undergraduate accounting major. Geneseo's small classes, accessible faculty and carefully designed curriculum all reflect the high quality of our highly regarded accounting program.

Advantages of an M.S. in Accounting

Earning an M.S. in Accounting provides the following benefits:

  • Enhanced preparation: Fifth-year graduates will arrive in the workplace with a superior level of skills and knowledge. This frequently translates to more rapid advancement and enhanced career prospects.
  • Career planning flexibility: Professional mobility requires a CPA license or the ability to become licensed. Many states which already have 150-hr. requirements will not provide reciprocity for out-of-staters who possess only 120 hours. Lack of 150 hours can adversely affect promotions contingent on a transfer, plans to move out of state, or advancement prospects in a market which includes some 150-hr. jurisdictions (e.g. metro NYC).
  • Shortened experience requirement: Masters graduates need only one year of work in order to meet the experience requirement for CPA licensure.
  • Performance on the CPA exam: There is a growing body of evidence which shows significantly enhanced pass rates for fifth-year students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Financial Accounting 
  • Advanced Taxation Accounting 
  • Financial Management 
  • Quantitative Analysis 
  • Managerial Economic Analysis 
  • Strategic Management Accounting 
  • Advanced Auditing Theory 
  • Accounting Theory and Research 
  • Leadership in Organizations 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  30 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:

                  71

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                • Minimum required score:

                  5.5

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: 3.2

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                General Requirements

                • Completed online application
                • $50 application fee payable to SUNY Geneseo 
                • Official transcript(s) from all institutions of higher education attended
                • Test Scores
                • Letters of recommendation
                • Essay
                • Proof of New York State initial certification or equivalent certification from another state
                • Waivers

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        11580 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 11580 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      • National

                        5680 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 5680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                      Living costs for New York City

                      • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
                        Living Costs

                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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