Master of Science in Accounting

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Explore how major corporations and public accounting firms track and report their finances. The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program gives you advanced knowledge of how to manage financial data while following today’s strict accounting standards. You’ll also acquire a versatile set of in-demand skills that every employer needs.

  • Connect with recruiters from the Big Four and other corporate accounting firms who hire our MSA grads.
  • Learn to use the latest accounting technology and explore how to apply concepts, such as big data and AI, to your work. We’ll also provide you with resources that prepare you to take the CPA exam.
  • Take advantage of learning in an exciting, culturally diverse region with lots of accounting opportunities.

MSA at a Glance:

2 or 3

Semesters

30

Credits

3

Specialized Career Tracks:

Public Accounting, Audit Analytics or Tax Analytics

3

Specialized Career Tracks:

Public Accounting, Audit Analytics or Tax Analytics

Take High-Level Courses

Information Security, Audit and Control

Explore the best ways to keep accounting information secure while auditing a computer information system. You’ll learn how to assess risk using the latest auditing software, conduct an operational audit and develop world-class IT control frameworks.

Accounting Analytics

Discover how big data can help you reach solutions to modern accounting problems. You’ll use your quantitative skills to collect and analyze accounting data, helping your team reach its business goals.

Auditing Automation and Analytics

Learn how automated accounting software can help you become an efficient performer. You’ll learn how to interpret and report automatically collected data using the same software major accounting firms use.

2020 Student Profile:

3.4

Average Undergrad GPA

60%

Women

307

Average GRE Score

540

Average GMAT Score

“Being able to interact and share experiences with students from all over the world is a rare opportunity. I've learned and expanded my knowledge of people from places I didn’t know much about.”

Christopher Rolle

MS Accounting ’18 | Senior Audit Associate, KPMG

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