Welcome to the Stern School Department of Accounting!

Stern's Department of Accounting offers a wide range of courses and programs for students interested in acquiring the skills that will better enable them to serve the information needs of professional clients and the organizations that employ them.

We offer a Ph.D. degree with an emphasis in accounting as well as an M.B.A. degree with a major or double major in accounting. Students often select a menu of courses stressing financial statement analysis. In the undergraduate college, we offer two accounting majors - one with a C.P.A. emphasis; the other less technical in nature. The latter option is often taken together with finance or information systems as a double major. All students have access to the faculty of departments throughout the Stern School.

Our faculty are committed to the pursuit of excellence in their teaching and research activities. The Department is consistently ranked as one of the top accounting faculties in the United States, and we pride ourselves in the knowledge that more of our accounting graduates have entered the ranks of senior partner of the major accounting firms than any other business school.


In its most recent survey on research productivity in the U.S., the Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading news source for college and university faculty members and administrators, ranked Stern's accounting department number 2 in the nation.

Separately, in a report to the Research Institute of Management at Erasmus University (May 2007), NYU/Stern's accounting department, together with its finance group, was ranked first in the world in terms of its research performance. This ranking is a function of a bibliometric index based on 1) the total number of papers published, 2) average number of citations per publication, 3) impact of a research group's articles compared to a world citation average in the subfields in which the research group is active and 4) impact of the journals in which the group has published.