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2023-2024 Guide to Graduate Studies 
2023-2024 Guide to Graduate Studies

Accounting, M.S.

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Program Description

The Masters in Accounting Program in the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo meets the New York State CPA licensure requirements, as well as providing skills and knowledge expected for superior performance in the increasingly demanding accounting profession. Designed to be a full-time program (with fall admission), students will normally complete the degree in one year. This time frame enhances the linkages between the courses in the program. The five accounting courses cover topics in financial, managerial, and tax accounting, advanced audit and a capstone in financial accounting theory and research. Courses with a management or economics prefix cover information systems, quantitative methods, managerial economics, advanced financial management and electives.

The academic schedule includes two courses in the summer and four each in the fall and spring semesters. Small classes, accessible faculty and carefully designed curriculum all reflect the high quality of Geneseo’s accounting program.

Geneseo’s MS in Accounting has been designed to satisfy the New York State Dept. of Education requirements for CPA licensure, which consists of a bachelor’s or higher degree and 150 credits in areas which include but are not limited to at least:

  • 33 semester hours of accounting including each of the following content areas:
    • Financial Accounting and Reporting Taxation
    • Cost or Management Accounting Audit and Attestation Services
  • 36 credits of business

The curriculum must also include either as a standalone course work or as content integrated in other courses: coverage of business or accounting communications, ethics and professional responsibility, and accounting research.

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Program Requirements

Total: 30 credits


The M.S. in Accounting courses will be offered in the following rotation:

For additional information, contact:

Dr. Harry Howe Director, MS Accounting Professor, Accounting
School of Business, SUNY-Geneseo
(585) 245-5465

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