Welcome New Professional Accountancy Students

New Accountancy Professional Students

May 29, 2018—The inaugural class of the Master of Science in Professional Accountancy began their studies today. The initial class is composed of 10 Marist students who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting during the May 2018 Commencement and will now be completing graduate studies in one of the most accelerated programs in the country.  

The summer classes are divided into two five-week sessions and one two-week online session.  After completing the summer classes, students will take the remaining classes online during the fall and/or spring semesters.  

Program Director and Professor of Accounting J. Donald Warren, Jr. noted that entering the accounting profession with a graduate degree leads to better job opportunities more quickly. 

In addition to the Master of Science in Professional Accountancy, Marist School of Management offers a Dual Degree in Accounting that admits undergraduate students majoring in accounting. In this program, students take both undergraduate and graduate courses during the same semester and will typically complete the program in the summer following their May Commencement. “This program is also responding to a need to help accounting students finish their degrees more quickly and in time for the key hiring season for accounting firms,” said Larry Singleton, Dean of the School of Management, who spearheaded a five-year accounting program at George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Currently 30 undergraduate students have enrolled in the Dual Degree Program.  

Information on these programs may be found on the School of Management website and at http://www.marist.edu/admission/graduate/professional-accountancy/.