University Offers MS in Accounting in China
University’s Lubin School of Business is offering a pilot MS in
Accounting program for students in Shanghai in conjunction with
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). “This mutual
endeavor provides an excellent opportunity for Chinese business
professionals to study United States accounting, auditing and
taxation,” said Arthur L. Centonze, dean of the Lubin School.
“The program is timely in light of China’s emergence in the global
economy and specifically in its ties to U.S. business.” The program
enables students in Shanghai, who are mainly working full-time,
to complete the identical program in which students participate
at Pace University in New York. Courses are presented in English
by Pace faculty in SUFE classrooms with SUFE support personnel
Almost 40 individuals applied for admission to the pilot program,
12 of whom were selected to form the initial class. Given the
background and prior training of this particular cohort, it will
take less than two years for the students to complete the required
37 credits in accounting and business communication. In the future,
cohorts of between 15 and 25 students are expected to form every
two years, and will spend time in New York City as part of the
foresee a rapid growth in the demand for talented accounting professionals
in both China and the U.S.,” said Xin-Yuan Chen, dean of SUFE.
“This program allows accounting professionals in China to expand
their knowledge beyond China’s national borders and serves the
growing market for accounting, auditing and taxation skills.”
The program received formal approval by the Chinese Ministry of
Education and the Chinese Central Commission of Academic Affairs.
The initial class participated in an opening ceremony in Shanghai.
Attending the ceremony were professors and senior administrators
of the Lubin School and SUFE in Shanghai; and guests from KPMG,
Shanghai National Accounting Institute, Ernst & Young Dahua,
Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses
in New York City and Westchester County and a Hudson Valley Center
located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. More
than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and
Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science
and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School
of Nursing and Pace Law School.#
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