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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business - MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization

Cornell Johnson MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization Program Structure

The MPS in Management with Accounting Specialization program offers a flexible curriculum designed to prepare students for a variety of accounting-related outcomes, including public practice in auditing, taxation, consulting, corporate accounting, banking, and public accounting. In addition to pursuing a small set of core courses, students work closely with their advisor to create individual curricula tailored to accommodate their career goals and prior undergraduate coursework. Over the course of two semesters, the program satisfies educational requirements needed to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.


With a curriculum covering accounting, management, financial analysis, reporting, auditing, taxation, and related topics, students in this two-semester program garner valuable knowledge and first-class experience in preparing for the world of accounting management. In addition to the 30 credit hours of this diverse core curriculum (and six credit hours of electives), students also perform three required industry practicums and have the option to take career treks.

Class Profile

The MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization class at Cornell features about 45 students that average around 24 years old, who are usually seeking a pre-experiential degree before fully embarking on their careers. About 50 percent of the class are women and about 60 percent are international students.

A career development team partners with MPS students to strengthen leadership skills and foster career advancement. Students are connected to career opportunities through leadership, team, and career coaching; networking exchanges and events; and forums.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Current tuition for the Cornell MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program is $56,550 (USD) total for the entire one-year program. There is no need-based aid available for Johnson’s graduate/professional students. There are federal student loans available to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents (green card is required).

The Cornell MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Formal submission of Yellow Ribbon application and Certification of Eligibility (COE) are required for consideration.



● Introductory courses in Economics, Statistics, Business or Management, Financial Accounting, Finance, and Marketing
● Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits) (before matriculation)

Requirements for admission:

● A completed undergraduate degree of 120 credits or more
● Official transcripts from institutions attended
● GMAT/GRE score report
● Two letters of recommendation
● Three essays
● Resume
● A non-refundable application fee of $105 (waived for all current or former U.S. military members and for all Cornell students and recent alumni)

Application deadlines are as follows:

For Fall Intake:

● Round One: December 1
● Round Two: January 15
● Round Three: March 1
● Round Four: April 15

For Spring Intake

● October 15

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