Account for Leadership

Don’t just study to be a great accountant — study how to masterfully lead a team of them.


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Beyond Accounting: Cornell Master’s in Accounting

Recent alumni tell how the MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization prepared them for a career beyond just accounting.

Master of Science in Accounting Program Features

Gain the business and leadership skills necessary to build a successful career in accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.


STEM-designated curriculum


One-year program duration


Hands-on, immersive approach


CPA preparedness

What Makes Us Different

Active Learning

Develop career-relevant accounting capabilities and exercise leadership, collaboration, and decision-making skills through hands-on practicums.

C-Suite Leadership and Collaboration

Learn to lead a team with capabilities in critical thinking, influencing others, promoting diversity and inclusion, and exercising the power of negotiation.

Unmatched Flexibility

Tailor your management and accounting education to meet your goals. Build on a core curriculum by taking electives and choosing concentrations relevant to your needs and industry.

Data Intelligence

Master data analytics and how to make data-driven decisions to provide immediate impact in any industry post-graduation.
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What Are You Waiting For?

Your next step is waiting.
Don’t miss the opportunity to advance your career.


Study What Matters to You

Take electives from across Johnson, the Dyson School, and School of Hotel Administration to tailor your education to fit your personal and professional goals. All our classes are small and taught by professors who truly engage with students, making sure each gets personalized attention and support.

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“Having been able to take classes with leading professors and faculty who are consulting experts and leading experts — it really did solidify my passion for the human side of business, which is critical to where I'm going to be post-graduation.”

Angus Mckenzie, MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization

Take the Next Steps

The next phase of your career begins today. Take the leap and start your journey.