MS in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

Silberman College is a recognized center of excellence for accounting and tax education, with a long history of providing innovative educational programs that meet the needs of the accounting profession and its practitioners.

The MS in Accounting program features two tracks. Completion of either track will academically qualify students to take the CPA exam and meet licensing requirements.

The first track, part of the College's 150-hour accounting program, is designed for students who have an undergraduate major or concentration in accounting. This track was recognized with the American Accounting Association's prestigious Innovation in Accounting Education Award. The other track is tailored to students who do not have an undergraduate background in accounting but desire to focus in this area at the graduate level.

Student Testimonials

"The MS Accounting program at FDU is taught by highly-qualified professors who are not only teachers but are working professionals in their respective fields in Corporate America. They bring their real-world experience to the classrooms enriching the minds of the students with knowledge. They are always open to answer questions and share their opinions with the students. Leveraging the connections with the corporate world that our professors and students have provides us with a gamut of networking opportunities. One of the major advantages at FDU is its focus on the individual inasmuch as it is a private, more intimate university. This enables each student to harness all the resources FDU has to offer."

Mala Paliwal
(MS in Accounting '07, Associate, Assurance Practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze accounting problems for a multinational business enterprise. Graduates will be able construct and select solutions to these problems. (Critical Thinking)

  • Analyze, and propose effective solutions to, ethical problems in the accounting profession and in multinational business enterprise. (Ethics and Control)

  • Evaluate the importance of quality accounting information and assess the threats to accounting information reliability and relevance. (Information Quality)

  • Produce effective collaboration, leadership, negotiation and communication skills needed for effective resolution of multinational business accounting problems. (Communication and Interaction)

  • Evaluate the impact of financial, regulatory, and global developments on accounting standards and the accounting profession. (Perspective)

  • Integrate technology in the accounting function. (Technology and Systems)

More Information

For more information, contact us at the Department of Accounting, Tax and Law.