MPS in Management: Accounting Specialization Curriculum


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 Business Law (3 credits) and Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits) before matriculation. Corporate Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting III, or another equivalent course would also be accepted for Intermediate Accounting I.

Required courses

Students must complete the following required classes during their undergraduate or graduate programs. Those with appropriate prior undergraduate coursework may exempt the following courses and substitute appropriate graduate management electives (18 credits).

Required Courses – Fall Course Number: Number of Credit Hours
Advanced Accounting NBA 5520 3
Financial Statement Analysis AND Advanced Financial Statement Analysis NBA 5060 and NBA 5090 1.5, 1.5
Federal Income Taxation NBA 5531 3
System and Analytics in Accounting AEM 4225 3
Auditing and Assurance NACCT 5530 3
Required Courses – Spring
Course Number: Number of Credit Hours
Cost Accounting NACCT 5521 3
Intermediate Accounting 2 NBA 5000 3
Fraud Examination NACCT 5532 3
Corporate Taxation NBA 5350/5355 1.5, 1.5
Special Topics in Accounting NACCT 5545 3

Accounting electives

Students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours of the following electives, in addition to the required courses:

Name: Course Number: Number of Credit Hours
Financial Markets and Institutions NBA 5430 3
International Finance NBA 5540 3
Fixed Income Securities NBA 5550 3
Financial Modeling NBA 5110 1.5
Investments NBA 4670/5670 3
Managerial Spreadsheet Modeling NBA 6430 1.5
Federal Income Taxation of Real Estate Ventures NBA 5040 3
Federal Income Taxation of Low Income Taxpayers AEM 6533 2
Evaluating Capitol Investment Projects NBA 6060 1.5
Derivatives Securities (Part I and Part II) NBA 6730/6740 1.5; 1.5
Corporate Financial Policy NBA 5580 1.5
Investments and Portfolio Management NBA 5420 1.5

Other graduate management electives:

(6 or more credits as needed to total 30 credits, in addition to the required courses.)

Students will have the ability to select from a large number of graduate level management electives including:

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Real Estate
  • Business Analytics
  • General Management and Business Law offered by the Johnson School, Dyson School and School of Hotel Administration.

These electives can be used to broaden a student’s skill set or to develop industry expertise in areas such as financial institutions, real estate, hospitality and services, or manufacturing.

Jimmy Groark ’17, MPS ’18

“The flexibility and personalization of the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization program aligned with my short– and long-term career objectives perfectly.” Read More

Jimmy Groark ’17, MPS ’18