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Simon Business School – University of Rochester

MS in Accountancy Overview

• Simon’s 150-credit-hour compliant Accountancy program educationally qualifies you to sit for the New York State CPA exam—but goes far beyond ordinary test preparation (2017 CPA Exam Pass Rate of 61 percent compared with 43 percent for New York State).
• Accelerate your program completion with our 10-month study track or gain real-world experience with an expanded 17-month internship option. No matter which path you choose, you’ll gain deeper insights into what’s on the horizon for auditing, regulations, and financial analysis.
• Simon’s MSA program is STEM-designated, which shows recruiters that you’ll arrive on the job with analytic tools and leadership skills that positively impact a company’s bottom line. In addition, the designation allows international students to stay in the U.S. for up to 36 months on a student visa, if hired in a STEM-eligible role.
• Get hands-on experience by joining Simon Accounting Association, which provides networking initiatives for students pursuing long-term careers in accounting fields, and invites industry leaders to campus throughout the year.

Learn more about our MS in Accountancy program details.

Class Profile

There are currently 44 people in the MS in Accountancy program that are, on average, 22-years old. Female students make up about 82 percent of the MS in Accountancy class. The GMAT range (80th percentile) is between 610–720, and the GPA range (80th percentile) is between 3.0–3.9. Students in the program have an average of six months of previous work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the program is currently $65,000. More than 70 percent of MS in Accountancy students receive scholarship support.

Admissions

Please include the following in order to apply:

• Online application form
• Current résumé and work history
• One required essay (250-500 word limit)
• Applicant interesting fact (25 word limit)
• School-issued official transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended
• Test-taker results for GMAT or GRE (including Analytical Writing Assessment), scanned and uploaded
• Contact information for two references who can provide a professional recommendation, if contacted
• $90 application fee

Simon Business School is honored to waive the application fee for active-duty military members and veterans and other eligible full-time MBA applicants.

International Applicants:

• Test-taker results for TOEFL or IELTS, scanned and uploaded (view school code here)
• Required of all international candidates except those who attended three or more consecutive years of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction.
• InitialView interview and writing sample
• Strongly recommended by the Simon Admissions Committee for international applicants to demonstrate English proficiency.

Application deadlines are as follows:

October 15
January 5
February 15
March 31
May 1

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