Accounting, M.S. (Online)

Murray Koppelman School of Business

Program Overview

While a bachelor’s degree suffices for many entry-level accounting and auditing roles, a master’s degree in accounting will help advance your career as an accountant. Designed for those who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, this AACSB-accredited program qualifies you for New York State CPA licensure. Fully online and asynchronous, the program can be completed in one year on your own schedule. This program will provide you with a valuable credential and bolster your analytical and financial acumen.

Accounting, M.S. (Online)

Where You'll Go

Our highly regarded Master of Science in Accounting program will prepare you for CPA licensure. This program is registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting the 150 semester-hour requirement for CPA candidates.

Program Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Program Requirements (30 Credits)

This program is registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting the 150-semester-hour requirement for CPA candidates. Students who complete the program may sit for the CPA examination. Course work emphasizes asset valuation and related problems of enterprise reporting, tax research and planning, comptrollership and managerial accounting, contemporary accounting topics, and accounting requirements of the SEC. Applicants must have course work equivalent to the B.S. in accounting at Brooklyn College.

This 30-credit graduate program in accounting requires students to complete the following courses online.

  • ACCT 7106X Advanced Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 7107X Federal Taxation: Planning, Current Developments, and Advanced Problems
  • ACCT 7108X Auditing Concepts Standards and Procedures
  • ACCT 7109X Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 7120X Controllership and Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 7130X The Legal Environment of Business
  • ACCT 7150X International Accounting
  • BUSN 7230X Operations Research and Decision Sciences
  • ECON 7205X Managerial Economics
  • FINC 7215X Money and Capital Markets





Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have earned a 120-credit bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 credits in accounting and 24 credits in general business electives.

  • Fall Application Deadline: August 15
  • Spring Application Deadline: December 15, rolling admissions

Supporting Documents for Matriculation

Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree outside the United States need to submit a course-by-course international transcript evaluation. See Graduate Admissions for more information.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

Required Tests

  • No GMAT required.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside of the U.S. must prove English proficiency: TOEFL—79, IELTS—6.5, PTE—58–63, Duolingo—105–160.

Refer to the instructions at Graduate Admissions.


John Paul, Program Director

220 Whitehead Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 2644

Or contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.4536

Office Hours

Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

To make an appointment with a graduate admissions counselor, visit:

BC Admissions Appointment Tool

Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the accounting M.S. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Bank of America
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • PricewaterhouseCooper

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