About this course
he MSA is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the rapidly growing and changing field of Accounting. Upon completion of the MSA, the students will qualify for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination under the 150-hour requirement instituted by the Board of Accountancy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2002. The curriculum has been designed by the College of Management Accounting and Finance (AF) faculty in consultation with the AF Departments Advisory Board.
To receive the MSA, students must complete a total of 15 courses. These are composed of four Business Core courses, six Accounting Foundation courses, one Accounting Capstone course, one Accounting elective and three Business electives. Students with a Bachelors degree in Management or a closely related field can waive up to 15 credits from the required Business Core or Accounting Foundation courses, including a maximum of 3 credits in Accounting.