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MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization

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The MPS in Management- Accounting Specialization is a one-year STEM-designated graduate degree program from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management that prepares students to take the CPA exam and become successful in both leadership and management. Enhance your education by connecting with our world-class faculty and resources, joining a close-knit community supportive peers, and immersing yourself in a STEM management curriculum geared towards real-world problem solving.

As a student of the program, you will receive a customized, faculty-advisor approved academic plant that outlines career objectives that can be met within your time in the program. In addition, students gain all the resources of the Cornell SC Johnson COllege of Business. Students are encouraged to take classes from any of the three schools within the college and partake in the numerous clubs, events, and activities available.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required

  • B.S. or B.A. from an accredited university
  • Completion of Cornell undergraduate minor in business, or its equivalent. Satisfactory completion of coursework in all of the following areas is considered a business minor equivalent:
    • Economics
    • Statistics
    • Business or Management
    • Financial Accounting
    • Finance
    • Marketing
Tuition Fees

For the 2023-2024 academic school year, tuition rates are approximately $65,204 (about $32,602 per semester). More information on cost can be found at the Graduate School’s Financial Support page.

Length1 Year
Application Deadline
  • September 1 - Application Opens
  • December 1 - Round 1 Deadline
  • January 15 - Round 2 Deadline
  • March 1 - Round 3 Deadline
  • April 15 - Round 4 Deadline
Application Procedure

Interested students should apply online through the Cornell University Graduate School portal.. Applicants must submit all of the following items in order to be considered for admission and financial support the subsequent fall term:

  • Complete the Cornell University Graduate School application form
  • Submit a statement of purpose explaining your academic interest and its relation to your professional goals
  • Submit Resume
  • Submission of required supplemental essays
  • Complete video interview (invitation to complete this portion of application sent automatically after submitting application)
  • Submit all undergraduate transcript(s) along with any graduate school transcripts confirming completion of BS or BA from an accredited university
  • Submit international credentials (if applicable)
    • International equivalent of bachelor’s degree
    • All transcripts, diplomas, or academic records issued by institution in original language
    • Demonstration of proficiency in English language by submitting official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • First letter from a former or current instructor
    • Second letter from an advisor, mentor, coach or supervisor
  • A non-refundable application fee of $105
  • Results of the GRE/GMAT examination
    • Please note that the test-optional policy is in place for Fall 2023 admissions cycle only

More detailed information on the application process can be found via the MPS Management- Accounting Specialization Application Guide.