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Undergraduate | BS in Business/MS in Accounting

Dual Degree Program

BS in Business/MS in Accounting

Earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in four years plus one summer from NYU Stern.

After your first semester as an NYU Stern BS in Business student, you can apply to the BS/MS in Accounting Program, where you have the opportunity to earn two distinct degrees. The BS in Business is a four-year, STEM-certified degree. You then transition to the Stern Graduate School to finish earning your MS in Certified Public Accounting degree in one accelerated summer.

BS/MS in Accounting students have access to study away opportunities, dual concentrations, cross-school minors, and graduate-level accounting coursework, as an undergraduate. You will also be a part of a strong community of other students across all class years.

The BS/MS in Accounting Program allows you to earn 150 credits, which satisfies the educational requirement to sit for the CPA Exam as early as the spring of your senior year and become a licensed CPA in New York State and most other states. You also have exclusive networking opportunities for internships in the accounting industry. Be prepared for diverse career opportunities ranging from public accounting, banking, advisory, and consulting, which ensures stability in any economy.

Application Requirements

  • To apply, you must be a fully-matriculated NYU Stern BS in Business student who has completed at least one semester of coursework at NYU Stern.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Grade of B or better in accounting coursework
  • Application demonstrating commitment to CPA track

By the Numbers


credits (enough to apply for CPA license)


years plus one accelerated summer


placement rate (class of 2021)

Sarina Johnson
Student Voices

Sarina Johnson (BS/MS '23)

"The BS/MS in Accounting Program is the reason I came to NYU Stern. It allows me to get a well-rounded business education while completing all the requirements for the CPA. The professors and advisors for this program are so helpful in supporting you in achieving your goals."