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An Online MS in Accounting Degree Developed to Advance Your Career

The Sy Syms School of Business created the online Master of Science in Accounting program to facilitate a seamless progression for undergraduate accounting or business students to qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and begin their professional practice.

Led by a faculty of accomplished and esteemed business leaders and intellectuals, we offer this unique opportunity from the nation’s financial and business epicenter, New York City.

We foster a deep sense of camaraderie, forged by the unmatched interactivity in our close-knit and diverse cohorts, allowing you to form profound personal and professional relationships with your classmates. Apply today to connect to the unparalleled professional network at Sy Syms.

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Program Details

  • 30 credits
  • 10 courses
    • 8 core courses, 2 electives
  • This is a New York State CPA Licensure Qualifying Registered Program*
  • 7-week mini-terms across three, 14-week terms
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • Three opportunities to start per year

*This program will help you become a CPA licensed in most states including New York. It contributes to the 150-credit hour requirement to earn the CPA license in most states. Licensure requirements vary by state. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet said requirements.

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Meet the Rising Demand

With new laws, rules and regulations, it can be difficult to meet the requirements for CPA* licensure coming out of an undergraduate program. The increasing demand for highly technical accounting professionals has also changed the industry’s hiring criteria. The classes within our program are designed to address the current needs of modern accounting professionals and facilitate the creative application of knowledge. Students will learn about how technology has and will continue to change, discover emerging markets, and develop an understanding of new trends in FinTech, cryptocurrencies (E.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum), and NFT—and what they mean for the future.

Students will leave the program with an understanding of how the accounting industry is evolving, and that they have an opportunity to look beyond traditional job markets or functions to find success. Our renowned full-time professors and impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice to bring you a competitive edge sought by many employers. Whether you’re sitting for the CPA* exam or trying to land a job with a Big Four accounting firm, the online MS in Accounting from Sy Syms will prepare you to achieve your goals.

*Licensure requirements vary by state. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet said requirements

Make New York Connections, Launch Your Career

Relationships are at the heart of business, and the business education we provide emphasizes this notion. The deep connections you’ll form with your tight-knit cohort and our highly engaged faculty will define your learning experience at Sy Syms.

Once you become an online MS in Accounting graduate, you will also join the vibrant and extensive alumni communities of Yeshiva University and the Sy Syms School of Business, including the Accounting and Financial Planning Professional Networking Group and the YU Wall Street Group which have provided mentoring, internship and job opportunities for current YU students. Both groups embrace and respond to the needs of their members, and are willing to assist their fellow peers in their professional endeavors.

Beyond the Bottom Line

We believe that numbers don’t tell the whole story and the bottom line is more than figures on a spreadsheet. At Sy Syms, you’ll learn to look past the numbers to confidently make ethical choices and form a strong foundation of professional responsibility. Accounting professionals are not just calculators with a heartbeat, they are compassionate individuals who know that their financial advice can improve lives and that the bottom line represents the lifelong hopes and dreams of their clients. Business is a human enterprise, and behind every number is a story.

We are committed to shaping the business leaders of tomorrow, and as a Sy Syms online MS in Accounting student, you will learn to lead by considering the human impact at every step. You will form relationships based on mutual understanding and benefit, rather than unilateral gain. You will lead teams with respect and compassion, treating all you encounter with decency. And you will come to find that success is not just a number on the bottom line, but a result that above all else, benefits and strengthens individual lives and communities.

Learn From Our Expert Leaders

The online MS in Accounting program boasts a world-class faculty of experienced, committed, accomplished professionals and active researchers and publishers who add to the world’s business and entrepreneurship knowledge. They have their fingers on the pulse of this evolving industry, and will share knowledge and insights that help you adapt to changes as they arise.

Our faculty members take pride in promoting an intellectual and ethical community of graduate business students. Our accounting students gain enormous benefits by interacting with these professionals while learning from the faculty’s firsthand knowledge and practical insights. The close relationships you will develop with these innovators and experts can be the framework on which your success is built.

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Experience Online Excellence

At Sy Syms, we understand that the best online MS in Accounting programs aren't built by merely uploading existing business courses online. They are tailor-made for the internet, designed to focus on online students' needs and strengths, and meticulously crafted to deliver the optimal learning environment for working professionals.

Our online curriculum has been developed to create a cohesive learning experience across thematically linked coursework. Our digital learning management system (LMS) ensures that every course you take is intuitive, accessible and collaborative. Each class provides opportunities to connect with your classmates through discussion boards and group assignments. All course content is available 24/7 and can be completed whenever your schedule allows, and our LMS ensures you can easily follow and monitor your course progress in real-time.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline
June 17, 2021
Fall 2021
Application Deadline
August 26, 2021
Fall 2021
Next Start
August 30, 2021
Fall 2021
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