The Master of Science in Accounting program at Hunter College is designed for students who have satisfied the academic requirements for an undergraduate degree in accounting. It requires 30 credits (10 courses) to graduate. You can pursue it on a part-time or full-time basis. We offer a flexible course schedule – most courses meet once a week in the evening. Full-time students can complete the program within one year.
The program provides intensive training in accounting research, taxation, auditing, ethics and communication. In addition, the program features advanced coverage of the core topics in accountancy, including financial accounting theory, contemporary issues in accounting, and specialized accounting and business courses in managerial accounting, managerial economics, and accounting information systems. The goal of the program is to increase the students’ technical competency in the accounting field while enhancing their skills in critical thinking, problem solving as well as communication and ethical decision making.
Along with a curriculum that builds the core accounting tool-set, the Hunter M.S. in Accounting program has set apart itself apart by requiring courses that emphasize and develop critical thinking. Not only does this create stronger graduates to compete in the job market, but it better prepares students for the CPA exam, which will focus 40% on critical thinking starting in 2017.