SUNY Old Westbury

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.S. in Accounting at SUNY Old Westbury prepares both accounting and non-accounting professionals to advance in or begin a wide range of careers in accounting and business.


The degree program's objective goes beyond technical training in accounting practices. The Old Westbury faculty encourages students to integrate technical knowledge with ethical judgment - with analytical skills that can be adapted to the ever-changing American business climate - and with the ability to communicate with others for the betterment of their organizations and themselves.

Students in the M.S. in Accounting at SUNY Old Westbury who wish to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State are required to have completed a 150-credit hour program.  The M.S. in Accounting degree is recognized and registered by the New York State Education Department as satisfying the 150-credit hour requirement and also as qualification for a one-year work experience requirement relating to CPA licensure.   

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Financial Accounting Theory 
  • Cost Accounting and Management Applications 
  • Advanced Government & Not-for-profit Acccounting 
  • Auditing for Public Accounting 
  • Tax Accounting for Individuals 
  • Legal Environment of Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits
  • 62-credit program for those holding other undergraduate degrees


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or BBA degree. Those with degrees in areas other than Accounting or its equivalent may have to complete additional undergraduate prerequisites.
  • An official GMAT Examination score taken within the last 5 years (see GMAT waiver below).
  • All official college transcripts (admission is based on a review of the combination of cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average and GMAT score). 
  • Two letters of reference (professional or academic)
  • An essay about the applicant’s career goals and a self-assessment of their strengths.
  • A $50 application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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