Invest one year of your time and become an expert and leader in accounting
The STEM-designated MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program prepares students to take the CPA exam and to become successful leaders and managers in the field of accounting.
What makes the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program unique?
An accelerated accounting curriculum that will provide you with the accounting and business expertise necessary to stand out and lead. The Johnson’s MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program is differentiated by its flexibility, both in the entry requirements and the type of accounting and management electives available through the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, allowing our students to customize their experience based on their areas and industries of interest.
A new kind of accounting curriculum
The MPS Management – Accounting Specialization program provides the ideal curriculum combination of core and electives by allowing students to complement a complete and rigorous technical accounting core with the depth and range of graduate electives of one of the world’s top MBA programs. This innovative program allows students to immerse themselves in industries like public accounting, financial services, real estate, or consulting and develop the professional skills necessary for success. The MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program not only prepares students for their first job, but also for the career progression necessary to achieve their goals.
World-renowned faculty and a hands-on approach
Students in the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program learn from premier research and practitioner-focused faculty from Johnson, Dyson School, and School of Hotel Administration at the picturesque Cornell University campus, located in Ithaca, New York.
Our faculty not only teach, but engage with their students and present real business problems that need solving. In addition to focusing on the fundamentals of accounting, our programming provides students with a broader quantitative and qualitative skill set, which enables students to analyze and communicate results with a greater understanding of the various strategic implications of their work. This approach allows our graduates to provide clients with an unparalleled, “value-added” service that sets them apart from their competitors.
Intimate, personalized classes and the Johnson community
Our faculty and resources set the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization apart from other accounting programs. Each student in the program will receive a customized, faculty-advisor-approved academic plan that outlines their career objectives and assures that those objectives can be met with the courses selected in the program. Here, faculty truly care about their students and mentor and support them in meeting their career objectives.
In addition, all students benefits from the extensive resources that comes with being a part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. This means that students can take classes from any of the three schools that make up the college, as well as partake in a number of clubs, events, and activities. Upon graduation, MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization students will join our comprehensive and powerful alumni network.
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Now with careers in the accounting field, MPS in Management – Accounting alumni share tips for current students during recruitment season.
Several students across Johnson’s seven MBA programs and two MPS programs were recognized for their achievements, contributions, and academic performance.
As part of the practicum he participated in, Angus J. McKenzie, MPS ’19, provided services to low-income taxpayers from diverse communities.
“Until you experience Cornell, it is hard to understand the opportunities that come from it. The Cornell network is so vast and international, you always have Cornellians who have your back.”
— Maria A. Lopez
“I was able to expand my horizons not only in accounting, but also in finance and management, and really build my network. I’m looking forward to being a young professional with the skills I obtained from Cornell’s MPS program.”
— Charles Mauser