Pre-Enrollment Requirements

As part of the application process, 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 courses and credits below prior to enrolling in the program.
 
 
MS in Accounting Pre-Enrollment Requirements





5 required courses

Principles of Financial Accounting

Principles of Managerial Accounting

Principles of Statistics or Data Analytics

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Accounting credits 9
Required General Business (non-Accounting) credits 30

* Accounting coursework must be completed at a degree-granting, accredited (or government recognized) college or university.

** General Business (Non-Accounting) coursework must be completed at a degree-granting, accredited (or government recognized) college or university.

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 directions.

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