Concentrate in Accounting

Accounting is central to the effective management of business enterprises and is a key component in the proper functioning of the free market system. There are many rewarding career opportunities in accounting and related professions such as security analysis, investment banking, corporate finance, banking, and taxation. Students can pursue a concentration in general accounting or the BS/MS Dual Degree which prepares students to sit for the CPA exam in New York State.

For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.

General Accounting

General Accounting Program Requirements

To complete the accounting area of study, students must complete the following courses in addition to Managerial Accounting (ACCT-UB 4):
Financial Statement Analysis ACCT-UB 3
3 Advanced Accounting Electives
(9 units)
Any ACCT-UB elective or approved course (see below).


Additional courses approved to count as Accounting electives: 

Certain Graduate CPA courses (courses with * in the BS/MS list below) Through special application during registration periods.

BS/MS in Accounting Joint Degree Program

You must complete 150 credit to sit for the CPA exam in New York State.  If you complete the Stern BS/MS in Accounting you will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. Upon completion of the dual-degree program, students earn the Bachelor of Science degree in general accounting and the Master of Science degree in accounting.

Interested students should familiarize themselves with the BS/MS in Accounting Degree Program application process. The MS degree program requires 22 additional graduate units beyond the 128 credit B.S. requirements, 6 of which can be taken as an undergrad.

If you would like to sit for the CPA examination in New York State, you must present evidence of successful completion of this program in addition to NYU Stern's code (HEGIS code 0502/0502). Interested students should write to the New York State Education Department and request Handbook 14.

BS/MS in Accounting Program Requirements (37 Units)

Students are required to select Managerial Accounting (ACCT-UB 4) as one of their functional business tools courses. To complete the accounting area of study, you must complete the following courses:  
Financial Statement Analysis ACCT-UB 3 
Advanced Finance Course FINC-UB XX

For course listings, the see Finance page.
Financial Statement Modeling ACCT-GB 6300
Financial Reporting and Analysis ACCT-GB 6302
Auditing ACCT-GB 6313*
Accounting for Financial Instruments ACCT-GB 6317
Advanced Accounting Concepts ACCT-GB 6326
Advanced Managerial Accounting ACCT-GB 6331*
Taxation of Individuals and Business Income ACCT-GB 6380*
Internal Controls and Accounting Information Systems ACCT-GB 6415
Topics in Advanced Communication in Accounting MCOM-GB 6205
Judgment and Decision-Making MGMT-GB 6251
Collaboration, Conflict and Negotiation MGMT-GB 6259