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Accountancy, B.S./M.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Jersey City, NJ, United States
One look at the graduates will show you why the Accountancy program at Saint Peter's University has earned a reputation for developing sharp minds forged in one of the greatest business regions in the country, the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
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According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, “What is accounting and why is it important?” Accounting is often called the ‘language of business’ because it deals with interpreting and communicating information about a company’s operations and finances.

Accounting is extremely important to any company because the financial information, as interpreted by CPAs, allows executives to make informed business decisions-decisions that help those companies become more successful. Economic events are measured and described by accounting. Everyone works with and uses accounting ideas, whether they’re managing a business, investing money, or deciding how to spend their paycheck. In business, accounting links the past with the future. It provides decision-makers information about recent financial activity, as well as information and recommendations useful for forecasting future events.”

In fact, the field of accountancy has never been more relevant, challenging, or filled with opportunities.

The skills required for you to become a truly outstanding accountant–critical thinking, exceptional analytical skills, solid ethics and independent judgment–are the hallmarks of a Jesuit education at Saint Peter’s.

The demand for accountants is growing (especially for women) and job opportunities are better than ever. Whether you want to be a partner in an accounting firm, a CPA, or work in corporate finance or at a nonprofit, a degree in accountancy can be the key to success.

Saint Peter’s also offers a five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree in Accountancy program at Saint Peter's University and a certificate program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate major in accountancy to earn the additional credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.


The Business Programs aim to produce highly qualified professionals through business programs that are: anchored in the liberal arts, responsive to organizational and societal needs, reflective of evolving business theory and practice, infused with an emphasis on ethical decision making, and informed by changing global conditions. Through a richly diverse student body, the business programs provide students with uncommon learning experiences that produce professionals that are ready to excel in and embrace the diverse work environments of the future.

Learning Goals

Broad-Based Student Learning Goals:

  • Students will have discipline-specific knowledge in order to manage and advance their careers.
  • Students will have data-driven decision making skills.
  • Students will have the communication skills needed to share ideas and knowledge.
  • Students will understand the ethical standards in business.

Broad-Based Operational Goals:

  • Offer up-to-date programs that prepare students for career opportunities
  • Provide comprehensive advising for students
  • Recruit, maintain, and mentor faculty of exceptional ability and experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting 
  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing Principles
  • Taxation
  • Accounting for Intercorporate Investment
  • Law and Contracts
  • Agency and Business Organization
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Microeconomic Principles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic transcripts with English Translation from all high schools attended.
  • Short essay or personal statement (included in the application but may be sent separately).
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, school official, coach or community service coordinator. Recommendations should come directly from the recommender and may be scanned, faxed or mailed back to the Office of Admission. A SKYPE or in person interview may be used in lieu of a recommendation letter.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37660 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    37660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37660 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Jersey City

  • 1300 - 3200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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