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MBA in Accounting

[ACCA] Lubin and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) USA announced a landmark partnership linking ACCA's globally recognized qualification program to both undergraduate and graduate coursework at Lubin.
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Your Lubin MBA in Accounting will help you thrive on the way up:
  • Qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
  • Grasp all functional areas of a business
  • Understand the strategic role of accounting
  • Rise from a cost accountant all the way to the C-Suite
Benefit from the strengths of Lubin's MBA in Accounting program:
  • Faculty with deep experience in business
  • Preparation for many industries
  • Internships with the Big Four accounting firms
Your Lubin MBA offers the best possible preparation for a critically important and well-compensated career.
Anticipated job growth in accounting by 2022 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


When you earn your MBA in Accounting at Lubin, you will learn important aspects of accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, payroll services, and tax preparation within a broader context of business strategy, global markets, and data-driven decision-making. You will also accelerate your career with Lubin's outstanding reputation in accounting. Not only did Pace University begin as a school for accountants in 1906, but Lubin has earned dual AACSB accreditation in both accounting and business-something only 2% of all business schools can claim. Through Lubin, you gain:
  • A strong foundation in essential business disciplines
  • Critical knowledge for your profession
  • Full preparation for taking the CPA exam
  • A specialized edge
>>View curriculum for the MBA in Accounting CPA Preparation
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Lubin puts you at the center of the world's business life, through a network of alumni and corporate partners at:
  • Major financial institutions
  • The Big Four accounting firms - we have over 1300 alumni at the Big Four; 190 plus are partner level and higher
  • Other leading accounting firms

Gain valuable experience in one or more internships—with internationally respected companies. Students in the MBA in Accounting program complete at least one internship and find daily opportunities to apply the knowledge they've gained in the classroom. Companies where students in the MBA in Accounting program routinely intern include:
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
Other intern sites include:
  • Daiwa Capital Markets America
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Meaden & Moore, LLP
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The New York County District Attorney's Office
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Convenient location: Pursue your MBA in Accounting in Lower Manhattan in the financial district, a vibrant urban campus, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Connect with industry insiders: In addition to the connections and advice our faculty offer, our alumni-who are themselves industry insiders, rising and leading in a wide range of enterprises-actively connect with current students through our LinkedIn mentoring program.

Take full advantage of your dedicated team of advisers while you're here. They can guide you through the program and into your career, opening doors and making connections for you.

Elite accreditation: Lubin's dual accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, in both business and accounting, is an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world.


A U.S. bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign school is the preferred undergraduate degree requirement for admission into the MBA program. In addition to a resume, a personal statement, a GMAT or GRE score report, and two recommendations, applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. If you are an MBA applicant who already holds a business-related master's or doctoral degree, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE. A recent TOEFL score, no more than two years old, is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Recommended application deadlines are August 1 for the fall entry term and December 1 for the spring entry term. Click for our Application Guidelines and Checklist.

For admission information, please contact:

New York City campus
Graduate Admission
Phone: 212-346-1531
  Westchester campus
Graduate Admission
Phone: 914-422-4283

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MBA in Accounting


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    Here's what to expect with an MBA in Accounting:
  • Excellent compensation: $89,850 is the annual mean salary for accountants in New York state (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). The annual mean wage for "accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services" nationally is $77,510 (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source:, 2014)
  • Experts agree: According to a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 45% of global companies surveyed said they plan to hire master of accounting graduates this year. More experts are advising students to take the exam for becoming a certified public accountant to add to their allure for employers. (Source: U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • Advancement edge: Job prospects in accounting are better if you hold a master's degree or higher (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Make your career move with one of the over 300 employers who recruit Pace graduates every year
  • Outstanding career opportunities
  • Varied industries and professional paths
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations.Companies that have hired recent graduates of the MBA in Accounting program include:

    • Deloitte & Touche LLP
    • Ernst & Young
    • KPMG
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • IBM
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Meaden & Moore, LLP

  • Join our distinguished alumni pursuing careers around the globe

    In the center of New York City's business life, Lubin introduces you to successful business leaders and thriving multinational corporations. Connect directly with the world-class individuals who serve as an Executive- or Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pace. We nurture relationships with many of the world's leading executives, to broaden and deepen your learning experience—far beyond what you can expect at any other business school:
  • Meet top executives when they visit your classes and lecture on campus.
  • Meet with financial analysts from Moody's, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and others.
Off campus, we get you through the door and behind the scenes for unique opportunities, thanks to our rich and well-developed network of alumni and corporate partners:
  • A Fortune 100 company headquarters in metropolitan New York City
  • The Fed: Research at the Federal Reserve Bank - almost 100 Lubin alumni are employed here
  • NYSE: The rush of the trading floor
    "With Lubin's international AACSB accreditation, an MBA from Pace University means more to me as an employer than degrees from other non-accredited schools. We recognize the added value of a program that provides the in-depth education and thorough preparation required to meet AACSB's rigorous standards."

- Donna Choma BBA/MBA '78  
Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP