Secure Your Future with an Online Master’s in Accounting
Upon Graduation, You Will Be Eligible to Sit For The CPA Exam.
Qualifying for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is one thing—feeling fully confident to take it is another. That's why the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University created an online Master of Science in Accounting program that will not only help equip you for the exam, but also for all of the professional challenges and opportunities that come after it. Whether you studied accounting in undergrad or are looking for a career change, this program will facilitate a seamless progression for students to conquer the CPA exam and stand out from their peers.
Advance in Accounting
As new markets and trends continue to emerge, there's no telling where the financial industry will go next. To stay ahead of it all, the faculty and staff at YU Sy Syms track upcoming trends and adapt the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of the accounting profession. Led by a powerful team of accomplished and esteemed business leaders and intellectuals, we offer this unique online Master in Accounting program from the nation's financial and business epicenter: New York City.
Seize your chance to connect to the unparalleled professional network at Syms and apply today.
- 30 credits
- 10 courses
- 8 core courses, 2 electives
- This is a New York State CPA Licensure Qualifying Registered Program*
- Only one accounting prerequisite is required to start. Ideal for non-accounting business majors
- 7-week mini-terms across three, 14-week terms
- Complete in as little as 18 months
- Three opportunities to start per year
- Summer 2023 Application Deadlines:
- Priority Application Deadline: February 17, 2023
- Final Application Deadline: May 2, 2023
- Summer 2023 Term Start: May 15, 2023
*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.
Meet the Rising Demand
Accounting is a fast-paced field with a bright future. However, with various laws, rules, and regulations, it can be difficult to meet the requirements for CPA* licensure from only completing a bachelor's degree. The increased demand for highly technical financial accounting professionals has also changed the industry's hiring criteria, which can make landing and progressing in interviews more difficult.
To meet (and exceed) these expectations, the classes within our online Master's in Accounting program are designed to address the needs of modern accounting professionals and facilitate the creative application of knowledge. Students will learn standard accounting software, master advanced accounting principles and develop an understanding of new trends in FinTech—and what they mean for the future.
- Financial reporting and financial analysis
- Internal auditing
- Taxation and tax law
- Investment banking
- Forensic accounting
- Accounting software (R/RStudio and Tableau)
- Cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum) and NFTs
- Governmental and nonprofit accounting
Build Value in Your Accounting Career
The online Master of Science in Accounting degree program is designed for financial professionals who want to actively pursue senior positions, deepen their focus or pivot into new opportunities. Armed with enviable credentials (and the skills to back them up), you’ll be ready to excel in a management or C-suite role in the financial sector, or in a finance leadership role in any organization.
That includes enviable career prospects such as:
- Senior financial analyst
- Certified public accountant
- Management accountants
- Director of finance
Graduates from the Master's in Accounting online program will leave with a deeper understanding of how accounting is evolving and how to break outside of 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 Master's in Accounting degree from the Sy Syms School of Business will propel you to achieve your goals.
*Licensure requirements vary by state. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet said requirements.
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 lead with professional responsibility. Financial managers and accountants aren’t just calculators with a heartbeat; they are compassionate individuals who know that the bottom line represents the lifelong hopes and dreams of their clients.
Looking to the future of business and how we can shape a more conscientious workforce, YU Sy Syms is committed to investing in the leaders of tomorrow. As a student in the Master’s in Accounting online program, you will learn to lead by considering the human impact at every step. You will form relationships based on mutual understanding and benefit; you will lead teams with respect and compassion; 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.
Make New York Connections with Global Reach
Exclusive Opportunity for Yeshiva Undergraduates: The BS/MS in Accounting Pathway
Launch your career sooner than expected. Yeshiva undergraduate accounting majors are eligible for the BS/MSA pathway program and can apply up to 12 credit hours of prior accounting coursework toward both the Bachelor of Science and Master's of Science in Accounting. By earning double credits, you can earn your online master's degree earlier than anticipated, save money on tuition and fees, and enter the job market ahead of your classmates and ahead of schedule.
For more information on this opportunity and other financial aid, please contact academic advisor Emily Kaplan at Emily.Kaplan@yu.edu or apply for this program by selecting the BS/MS Pathway option.
Learn From Our Expert Leaders
The online accounting master's program boasts a world-class faculty of experienced, committed, accomplished professionals and active researchers and publishers who enhance the world's business, entrepreneurship and accounting 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 accounting faculty members take pride in promoting an intellectual and ethical community of graduate business students. You'll gain enormous benefits by interacting with these professionals while learning from their 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.
Experience Online Excellence
At Sy Syms, we understand that the best online accounting programs aren't built by merely uploading existing business courses online. They are tailor-made for the internet, designed to focus on students' needs and meticulously crafted to deliver the optimal learning environment for working professionals.
Our curriculum has been developed to create a cohesive learning experience across thematically linked coursework. Our online 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 online master’s in accounting course content is available 24/7 and can be completed whenever you prefer, and our LMS ensures you can easily follow and monitor your course progress in real time.
Capitalize on the CPA
Since finance, auditing, and reporting are so integral to a business’s day-to-day operations, accountants are especially valuable employees. However, passing the CPA exam is not just encouraged, but often required to apply for certain roles. As a New York State CPA Licensure Qualifying Registered Program, Yeshiva University’s online Master of Science in Accounting will give you the hours and technical expertise to take the exam. Completing this important milestone will open up more opportunities than are possible with a bachelor’s degree, and those who earn their master’s in accounting can expect to earn 10-15% more than the average starting salary.3
To give you a glimpse of the impressive outcomes this program creates, many of our accounting graduates have found success at high-profile companies around the world, such as:
- Morgan Stanley
- Goldman Sachs
- Ernst & Young
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Master of Accounting (MAcc) and a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)?
Do I need an accounting background to apply?
Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission to the program?
How is a Yeshiva Sy Syms online accounting degree different from other degrees?
Find ethics, experience and excellence at YU Sy Syms.
- Retrieved on November 22, 2022, from www.niche.com/colleges/yeshiva-university/rankings/
- Retrieved on November 22, 2022, from https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/accountant