Accounting, Public Accounting, CPA Prep, MS

  • New York City
  • Westchester
Associated College

Dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world

Accelerate Your Career

Pace University’s MS in Accounting program gives you a thorough understanding of how financial information is used by management, the government, and the public. You will 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.

Pace’s Lubin School of Business has earned dual AACSB accreditation in both accounting and business—something fewer than 2% of all business schools can claim. When you earn your MBA in Accounting at Lubin, you will learn essential aspects of accounting and auditing within the broader context of business strategy, global markets, and data-driven decision-making.

Exciting Opportunities

  • Qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
  • Acquire expertise in all functional areas of business and understand the strategic role of accounting.
  • Intern with the most influential companies in the industry.
  • You can also complete the MS in Accounting online.

Add Opportunities and Experiences

Lubin’s MS in Accounting offers excellent preparation for the CPA exam and a flexible schedule with a fast track to completion. Learn current theory and practical applications from professors with extensive industry experience and take advantage of experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Launch your career with Lubin connections through our network of 76,000 alumni; over 2,100 work at Big Four accounting firms and often visit campus as part of our Executive in Residence and Dean’s Roundtable programs. Seek opportunities at the specialized Meet The Firms career fair and participate in case competitions hosted by Beta Alpha Psi.

"Everything here at Pace University is related to real life. Professors here give you more practical experience and they also care about your career development. If you want to work on Wall Street, if you want to learn how this industry works, if you want to be an expert, you have to come to Pace." —Ruifan Wu '16, Chief Executive Officer, Unlimited Advisory LLC

Choose Your Career

Career Options

  • Accounting Manager
  • Assurance Senior
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor Director
  • Management Consultant
  • Certified Public Accountant

Where Graduates are Employed

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Cornick, Garber & Sandler, LLP
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PriceWaterHourseCoopers
  • JPMorgan & Chase Co.
  • Marcum LLP
  • Marks Paneth & Shron
  • Philip Morris
  • RSM
  • State Street
  • Universal Music Group
  • WithumSmith + Brown



is the annual mean salary for accountants in New York State. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)


of Lubin's master graduates from the class of 2020 are employed, continuing their education or are doing volunteer or military service. (Source: Pace University Career Services)


of global companies surveyed said they plan to hire master of accounting graduates in the coming year. (Source: Graduate Management Admission Council Corporate Recruiters Survey)