Master of Science in Accountancy

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  • Course description
    The Master of Science in Accountancy is tailored to qualify you to take the New York State
    C.P.A. examination and become a licensed accountant. Simon has the second-highest passing
    percentage for the C.P.A. exam of New York-based schools that offer an advanced degree
    Accounting Research and Scholarship
    The Accounting faculty publishes the Journal of Accounting and Economics, a leading academic
    journal in the field. Simon faculty members serve on boards of major corporations, financial
    institutions, law firms and government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange
    Commission. They are also involved in advising and interacting with both the international
    business community and government and regulatory bodies in areas such as appropriate
    accounting practices.
    Accounting Rankings:
    • Ranked No. 10 by corporate recruiters in BusinessWeek, December 2008
    • Ranked No. 29 by U.S. News & World Report, April 2009
    • Simon is first in the world in highest certified management accountant exam
    pass rate*
    *Data compiled by The Institute of Certified Management Accountants

    Careers in Accounting

    M.S. Accountancy students are generally interested in working in public accounting
    to qualify for C.P.A. licensure in New York State. Some candidates may also pursue
    employment within a corporate accounting role. Recent employers of M.S. Accountancy
    candidates include:
    • Credit Suisse First Boston
    • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood L.L.P.
    • Ernst & Young
    • Goldman Sachs
    • KPMG International
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
    • Procter & Gamble
    Full-time M.S. Accountancy students have two available tracks for the completion of
    their studies:
    • 11-month program of study starting in the summer (non-internship track)
    • 17-month program of study starting in the summer (internship track)
    A student is eligible to seek an internship by selecting the longer track to complete
    the degree, but this does not guarantee placement in an internship. International
    students must maintain their F-1 or J-1 student visa status and should consult with the
    University of Rochester’s International Services Office on questions of the impact of an
    internship search, especially related to the timing of when he or she may be eligible
    for paid, off-campus employment and whether or not he or she is eligible to use
    Curricular Practical Training.

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