Rochester Institute of Technology

Saunders College of Business

Accounting (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Get a degree that you can apply to any business in any industry and across all borders, as accounting is the common language that every company requires. Be equipped to help organizations improve profitability and move forward by enhancing strategy and growth. And, per, discover Why a master's in accounting is your next step towards the C-suite.

The Master of Science in Accounting program at Saunders College is a one-year program, serving as a more specialized alternative to the MBA in Accounting which provides a broader education across all business functions. The program qualifies you to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam in New York State. As a new accountant or professional looking to advance your career, the program brings together important areas of technology, finance, strategy and compliance. You will obtain the technological skills employers seek and that are necessary to design, operate and control Accounting Information Systems, taught by a faculty recognized #10 nationally for management information systems.

CPA exam passing rates for Saunders College accounting graduates consistently exceed national and state averages. Overseen by a highly-recognized accounting faculty and backed by an Accounting Advisory Board of industry professionals, the program has a great reputation among employers. An annual accounting career fair provides great networking opportunities to help ensure strong demand for Saunders accounting graduates.

Recognized among nations very best business schools

Saunders College graduate programs are recognized by national and international rankings, including US News & World Report 2017 Best Business School Rankings which places Saunders as the #91 graduate business school in the nation, while Saunders is tied for #6 for Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation. Across all Saunders business programs Saunders graduates experience a 94% outcomes rate, as employers value their ability to stand out from their peers and deliver results.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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