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.

Program Details

  • 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.

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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.

Program Takeaways

  • 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

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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
  • Auditor

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.

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Make New York Connections with Global Reach

Once you become an online Master's in Accounting graduates, you will join the vibrant and extensive alumni communities of Yeshiva University and the Sy Syms School of Business, including the international 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 anyone in their professional endeavors.

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 or apply for this program by selecting the BS/MS Pathway option.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Master of Accounting (MAcc) and a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)?

Generally speaking, a MAcc degree isn’t drastically different from a Master of Science in Accounting. Courses for both will usually give a broad overview of different accounting careers and specialties, such as government and forensic accounting. However, the two can differ when you take a closer look at the core curriculum, required semester hours and elective opportunities. For example, the Yeshiva University online MSA is specifically designed to help you fulfill your credit hours for the CPA exam, and electives are primarily focused on different accounting concentrations.

Do I need an accounting background to apply?

While a lot of undergraduate accounting students tend to enroll in the program, an accounting background is not required. In fact, by having only one accounting prerequisite—Introduction to Management Accounting or its equivalent—this degree is ideal for non-accounting business majors who would like to pursue their CPA.

Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission to the program?

For prospective students applying during the 2022-2023 school year, the GRE/GMAT testing requirement has been temporarily waived. Please check the Admissions page for the most up-to-date information.

How is a Yeshiva Sy Syms online accounting degree different from other degrees?

Immersed in New York’s global financial hub, Yeshiva University attracts talent, hires faculty, and builds coursework straight from the powerhouse businesses around us. Our AACSB accreditation, in addition to being the #4 Best College for Accounting and Finance in New York, solidifies the YU Sy Syms online MSA as one of the top master’s degrees available today.1
Admission Dates and Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline
February 17, 2023
Summer 2023
Application Deadline
May 2, 2023
Summer 2023
Next Start
May 15, 2023
Summer 2023
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