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Accounting, MS

Campus: NYC, Westchester, Online

(A) Foundation Core

Foundation courses may be waived based on coursework completed at an accredited institution according to the following criteria:

  • Completion of 2 directly related undergraduate courses of at least 3 credits within 6 years of initial enrollment with at least a ‘B.’
  • Completion of one directly related graduate course of 3 or more credits within 6 years of initial enrollment with at least a 'B.'
  • Completion of 15 or more undergraduate credits in a discipline specific to the course to be waived with an average of at least a ‘B.'
MBA 804Financial Accounting for Managers3
MBA 802Business Economics for Decision-Making3
MBA 810Business Analytics and Statistics3
MBA 808Creating Value Through Finance3
TAX 503Fundamental Concepts of Taxation2
TAX 504Sales and Exchanges of Property2
LAW 610Business Law for CPA Majors4
General Business Credits Without Waivers20

(B) Accounting Specialization Courses

Waiver and/or substitution may be granted based upon transcript review. Some of the guidelines are listed below:

  • A computer science or an accounting information system course with at least a B is required to waive ACC 662 Modeling of Accounting Information Systems.
  • Two cost/managerial accounting courses with at least a B are required to waive ACC 613 Accounting for Planning and Control.
  • Two intermediate financial accounting courses with at least a B are required to waive ACC 615 Financial Reporting I.
  • Intermediate Accounting II from an AACSB accredited business school with at least a B is required to waive ACC 618 Financial Reporting II.
  • Other waivers are determined by the Accounting Department.
ACC 662Modeling of Accounting Information Systems 13
ACC 613Accounting for Planning and Control 14
ACC 615Financial Reporting I 13
ACC 618Financial Reporting II 13
ACC 620Accounting Entities 13
ACC 632Auditing 13
ACC 635Advanced Auditing Practices2
ACC 649Contemporary Accounting Issues3
ACC 692QResearch Project3
TAX 612Taxation of Entities for Accountants3
ACC 060ACPA Review - Financial Accounting Reporting 20
ACC 060BCPA Review - Auditing and Attestation 20
Accounting Credits Without Waivers30
Total Credits Without Waivers50

Waiver and/or substitution may be grated based upon transcript review.


ACC 060A and ACC 060B are required to graduate.

(C) Accounting Substitutions

Depending on the number of credits waived, additional credits must be taken from the “C” list below.

ACC 638Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination3
ACC 664Advanced Auditing and Analytics3
ACC 675International Accounting3
ACC 684Strategic Cost Management and Technologies3
ACC 685Analytics for Fraud Detection and Risk Assessment3
ACC 600Independent Study in Graduate Accounting1-9
TAX 625Tax Practice, Procedure and Research3
FIN 647Advanced Corporate Finance3

(D) Breadth Elective

IS 522Advanced Spreadsheet Skills (Optional)3

Program Information

A minimum of 30 resident credits at Pace is required to receive the MS in Accounting degree (A + B + C ≥ 30).

Students can take waived or substituted courses at their option, although these courses are not required for graduation.  If a student takes courses that have been substituted, the required substitutions from section C must still be taken.  Students can also complete the MS in Accounting degree program online.