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School of Management

Accounting MS

Be a part of one of the largest and most respected accounting programs in the nation.

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

Program Overview

Binghamton University's School of Management takes pride in the reputation of its MS Accounting program, with 90% of recent graduates receiving full-time job offers prior to graduation. Binghamton was most recently ranked the 7th best overall accounting program in the nation by, and 18th on LinkedIn's list of top accounting programs.

Within our program, students learn from experienced and distinguished faculty and work alongside competitive peers who are highly motivated in a rigorous curriculum.

Binghamton's School of Management holds a separate AACSB accounting accreditation. Less than 25% of AACSB-accredited institutions have this distinction.

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. These students may pursue the program in an extended time frame, typically two years. 

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. 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 Accounting program also provides a solid theoretical foundation for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree following graduation. 

Class Profile

Total Enrollment: 195
International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 47%
GMAT: 642
GPA: 3.56

*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

Students who are members of Beta Gamma Sigma may be exempt from the GMAT and GRE.



Degree Fall Spring
MS in Accounting March 1 December 1


Last Updated: 1/19/18