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MS in Accounting

  Expertise in accounting and financial reporting fuels your rise. With the specialized skills and preparation of your Lubin MS, you gain:
  • Excellent preparation for the CPA exam
  • Flexible, fast track to completion
  • Professors with extensive industry experience
  • Current theory and practical applications
  • Internship opportunities at the Big Four
  • Connections throughout the business world headquartered nearby
A Lubin MS in Accounting prepares you not just for the next step in your career, but for a career that may take you all the way to the C-Suite, well-grounded in all business fundamentals.
16%
Anticipated job growth in accounting by 2020 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

The MS in Accounting program gives you a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. You gain critical skills used by accountants in many career paths, including auditing, management consulting, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting, financial analysis, tax preparation, and forensic accounting. With your Lubin MS, you gain:
  • Essential business management skills
  • Expert skills in accounting
  • Strong support services in our Accounting Lab
  • Full preparation for taking the CPA exam
Click to view curriculum for the MS in Accounting CPA Preparation.

 

Lubin puts you at the center of the world's business life, through a network of alumni and corporate partners that reaches into:
  • major financial institutions
  • media companies
  • growing businesses in every industry
Pace University has the largest internship program in the Metropolitan New York area.

Gain valuable experience in one or more internships - with internationally respected companies. Students in the MS 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 MS in Accounting program routinely intern include:
  • AIG
  • Aon
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • KPMG
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • NYC Office of the Comptroller
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM McGladrey
Convenient location: Pursue your MS in Accounting at either graduate campus: 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.

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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 MS 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. 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
E-mail: gradnyc@pace.edu
  White Plains Graduate Center
Graduate Admission
Phone: 914-422-4283
E-mail: gradwp@pace.edu

Click for information about information sessions, online chats, and other recruitment events, or call 212-346-1323 for more information. To request a brochure, catalog, application packet, or other printed materials, please fill out our online form. You may also call 1-800-874-PACE or send your request via e-mail to infoctr@pace.edu.

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    Here's what to expect with an MS in Accounting:
  • Excellent compensation: $59,750 is the average starting salary for recent graduates with an MS in Accounting (Source: Pace University Career Services Annual Reports)
  • Accountants and auditors are among the "5 Most In-Demand Jobs" in 2014 (Source: Time.com, 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)
  • Earn more later on: $85,230 is the annual mean salary for accountants in New York state (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Advancement edge: Job prospects in accounting are better if you hold a master's degree or higher (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Outstanding career opportunities
  • Varied industries and professional paths
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Companies that have hired recent graduates of the MS in Accounting program include:

    • Bank of New York Mellon
    • Cornick, Garber & Sandler, LLP
    • Deloitte
    • Ernst & Young
    • KPMG
    • Marcum LLP
    • Marks Paneth & Shron
    • Philip Morris
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • 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:
  • Big Four: Visit the headquarters of Big Four accounting firms
  • 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
 
    "Working with professors who have such finely honed technical expertise as well as years of experience in industry has helped me develop the right skills for my career path. Lubin has been a great school to push my skills and my career forward."

- Prachi Grover '12