Graduate Accounting Programs

University at Albany is widely respected for its academic and applied research in accounting. We also maintain close working relationships with the Big Four and other accounting firms to ensure that our curriculum provides the training needed for tomorrow’s leaders in the accounting field. This collaboration with the accounting profession gives our graduates outstanding opportunities for networking, internships, special projects, job placement, and career advancement. 

Widely Respected Graduate Degrees in Accounting

The School of Business’s unique dual AACSB accreditation acknowledges the strength of our programs in accounting and business. We are also widely known for the breadth of our degree offerings, each designed to impart the necessary knowledge for a specific accounting specialty. We offer a total of four pathways to the graduate accounting degree, all of which meet the 150-hour CPA education requirement. 

Degrees for Students with Accounting Undergraduate Training

If you have already earned a B.S. in Accounting from an accredited U.S. university (or its equivalent), you can earn your Graduate accounting degree in one year, with 30-credit hours of course work. Depending on your desired professional path, choose from one of the following three degree options:

Degree for Students New to Accounting

For students interested in pursuing a career in accounting, but who do not possess an undergraduate degree in accounting, we offer a two-year, 60-credit hour program, the M.S. in Accounting. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students from a diverse range of non-business academic backgrounds. We also offer a part-time evening option, which can be completed in three to four years.

How to Proceed

The Learn More About links on this page will guide you through the details of both our Graduate Accounting Programs After you’ve looked it over, please visit our Admissions instruction page, for guidance on the process and links to the University at Albany Admissions website.