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Accounting, MS

Accounting, MS

The MS in accounting at UMass Boston is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the rapidly growing and changing field of accounting. Upon completion of the MSA, students will qualify for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam. The curriculum has been designed by the College of Management Accounting and Finance (AF) faculty in consultation with the AF Department’s Advisory Board.

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The full MSA program consists of of 14 courses (42 credits). These are composed of Business Core courses, Accounting Foundation courses, the Accounting Capstone course, and 3 electives. Students with relevant coursework can waive up to 8 courses from the required Business Core or Accounting Foundation courses.*

The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, weekends and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.

For further information, feel free to contact us at gradcm@umb.edu or 617.287.7720.

*Students who waive 6 or more courses will be required to substitute additional elective courses in order to meet the university minimum course requirement of 10 courses to complete a graduate degree. 


Student Profiles

"During my second year, one of my professors helped me land an internship at a very reputable accounting firm. The combination of my education and internship experience did wonders for me professionally." - Eric Pinsoneault, MSA Graduate (2013) Read More