Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Accounting Program

Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting program is offered as an Accelerated Degree Program in the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies. The M.S.A. is a graduate professional degree designed to provide students with a strong knowledge of accounting principles and prepares them for a variety of careers in the accounting field. The M.S.A. is a 30-credit program and provides students with the 150 credit hours required by most states for CPA certification. These courses will be offered in the evening 8-week modular format and be offered as a Dual Track Program. Students have the flexibility of choosing between blended or online options on a course-by course basis.

Core Curriculum

MB 651 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting 3 Credits
MB 638 Financial Statement Analysis 3 Credits
MB 653 Accounting Information Systems 3 Credits
MB 655 Ethics for Accounting Professionals 3 Credits
MB 657 Fraud Investigation 3 Credits
MB 516 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
MB 634 Survey of Operations Management 3 Credits
  or  
MB 643 Principles of Project Management 3 Credits
MB 658 Taxation of Business Entities 3 Credits
MB 659 Global Financial Reporting 3 Credits
MB 661 Accounting Research Project 3 Credits

Benefits

Personal Attention

With a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:14, Albertus professors have the time to work directly with you, one-on-one. You'll get to know your professors personally.

Dual-Track Format

We offer every course in our graduate accounting program in two formats.

  1. Online: tackle assignments and get feedback on your own schedule in our web-based learning environment
  2. Blended: online and on-campus meetings give you both flexibility and face-to-face interaction with professors and fellow students

The choice is yours with every course you take.

C.P.A. Certification

Earning your Master's in accounting at Albertus will give you 30 credits — enough meet the education requirement for CPA certification.1

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to our graduate program in accounting, you must have the following:

  • bachelor's degree from an accredited school
  • cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  • 24 undergraduate credits in accounting
  • 22 undergraduate credits in business (separate from your accounting credits)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors or professional associates
  • TOEFL score of 575 or 3 years at a college or university in an English-speaking country
  • essay of 500-600 words
  • completed application
  • $50 application fee

If your G.P.A. does not meet our requirement, you may be admitted on a conditional basis. Conditional admittance may include additional requirements. Request information online or call 203-773-8505 for details.

  1. When combined with 120 credits from your undergraduate studies.