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What You Learn

Accounting is often called the language of business. Our curriculum prepares you to maintain and analyze financial records to help individuals and businesses thrive.

  • Study accounting practices for different business and corporate structures
  • Examine taxation, law and ethics
  • Develop analytical, computer and communication skills
  • Work side by side with world-class faculty who are experienced financial professionals
  • Garner valuable internships that lead to career opportunities after graduation

If you have an undergraduate business degree, complete 30 credits to earn your master’s degree in accounting, which can be finished in one year. If you are making a career shift, you need to complete six additional credits in business, including economics, to fulfill the degree requirements and be prepared to take the CPA exam and become a licensed accountant.

Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

M.S. in Accounting

Program Coordinator:
Bilal Al Dah, Ph.D

Also available

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning and job growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.

Accounting Club

Attend events, network and socialize as you develop your professional skills.

Kean University Accounting Club Students
Accounting Club

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Graduate Assistantships

Through this program, a select number of graduate students have their tuition and fees waived in exchange for working 15 – 20 hours per week on campus.

Kean's Occupational Therapy master's program prepares students for success.
Graduate Assistantships

My time at Kean enriched my life in many ways. The world-class education sharpened my skills in the field of finance. The culturally diverse environment broadened my horizons. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to study at Kean."

Jenny Xie
Senior Vice President - Treasury, Citi
Jenny Xie


Possible careers include:

  • Senior Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Senior Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Consultant

10% Job Growth

In accounting and auditing by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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