School of Management

Accounting MS

The Master’s of Science in Accounting program provides a generalist, hands-on approach that emphasizes conceptual understanding, analytical methods and logical reasoning. Our program incorporates current accounting principles and applied research techniques with opportunities to apply this knowledge in real-world situations.

Professional Development

In 2014, Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) was ranked 23rd among public business schools in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek. Within our programs, students learn from experienced, distinguished faculty and work alongside competitive peers who are highly motivated in a rigorous curriculum. Through the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development and SOM Career Services Office, students have access to a number of resources, including industry research workshops, group advising and an annual job and internship fair that brings 60+ companies and organizations to campus to recruit prospective graduates. 

Coursework and Curriculum

Our one year, 32-credit hour MS Accounting program is designed for undergraduate accounting majors to help meet the necessary 150 credit hour requirements for CPA certification and licensure. While intended primarily for accounting undergraduates from AACSB accredited programs, we welcome students with little or no accounting/business coursework to apply.

A broad range of courses are available in auditing and assessment, as well as financial and managerial accounting. You can also choose to pursue an academic concentration in Taxation. In addition to the required coursework, students may choose electives from the Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program to enrich their course of study. 

Explore the MS in Accounting curriculum for more information.

After You Graduate

School of Management graduates wishing to enter the workforce are recruited by acclaimed companies — 90 percent of graduates from the class of 2016 received full-time offers within 90 days of graduation. Binghamton University is a leading source of new hires for the Big Four accounting firms: EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG. With the school’s strong national reputation, alumni are also actively sought out by regional firms and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Our MS in Accounting program also provides a solid theoretical foundation for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree following graduation. 

Class Profile

Total Enrollment: 254
International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 65%
GRE Verbal: 98%
GMAT: 72%
GPA: 3.6

*These scores represent the AVERAGE for the recently admitted class; scoring lower does not result in automatic rejection and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance.


The MS Accounting program can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Information on admissions, financial aid, housing, program costs and visiting Binghamton University's campus is presented on the Graduate School.

Complete instructions for applying to Binghamton University are available on the Graduate School's how to apply webpage. If you have questions regarding application submission, contact the Graduate School at 607–777–2151 or



Degree Fall Spring
MS in Accounting March 1 N/A


Last Updated: 2/28/17