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Pre-Enrollment Requirements

To apply, applicants must demonstrate how they meet, or plan to meet, pre-enrollment course requirements in accounting and general business. Specifically, applicants must have successfully completed the listed credits/courses below prior to enrolling in the program.
 
Pre-Enrollment Requirements
MS in Accounting
Required
Credits
Accounting Courses* 9
Accounting coursework must include:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
 
General Business (Non-Accounting) Courses** 30
General Business coursework must include:
  • Principles of Statistics or Data Analysis
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
 
















* Accounting coursework must be completed at a degree-granting, accredited (or government recognized) college or university. Accounting courses/credits taken at community colleges and online programs are not acceptable for meeting the accounting coursework pre-enrollment requirement.

** General Business (Non-Accounting) coursework must be completed at a degree-granting, accredited (or government recognized) college or university. For General Business coursework, courses/credits taken at community colleges and online programs that are degree-granting and accredited (or government recognized) are acceptable for meeting the pre-enrollment requirement.

If courses that you have taken do not correspond to the standard U.S. semester credit system, please email gradadmissions@stern.nyu.edu for specific direction.

Credits earned toward your undergraduate degree for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and/or Statistics are acceptable for the General Business pre-enrollment requirement if they are listed on your undergraduate transcripts,  and you may count these credits toward the 30 credits that must be completed in General Business. 

While all of the above coursework including the aforementioned AP credits meet the NYU Stern pre-enrollment requirements, we cannot certify that the coursework will meet the NY State requirements for the CPA exam. If an applicant has questions about NY State requirements, the student must contact NY State directly at comped@nysed.gov.

General business course content areas may include the following:
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Methods