Students interested in the program should have a background in core business classes.
For students from other institutions outside of Cornell, coursework will be evaluated to determine equivalency to the following:
- Cornell Business Minor or equivalent including six business-related courses (18 credits) that must include Financial Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management and Statistics and complete an undergraduate degree involving 120 credits or more. Students must also take Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits) before matriculation.
For Cornell students and alumni interested in the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization, the prerequisites can be satisfied by completing any of the following before matriculation (e.g., before the first day of the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program):
- the Applied Economics and Management undergraduate degree and the completion of Intermediate Accounting I; or
- the Hotel Administration undergraduate degree and the completion of Intermediate Accounting I; or
- an undergraduate degree, with the completion of the Cornell Undergraduate Business Minor, the Dyson Business Minor for Engineers or the Business Minor for Life Sciences (or equivalent), and completion of Intermediate Accounting I.
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