MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING

Curry College’s Master of Science in Accounting is designed for students who want to enhance their knowledge and application skills of advanced accounting and taxation topics. Students will gain practical, industry-driven experience through the use of case studies and consulting projects. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue careers in various sectors of accounting including public accounting firms, global corporations, and governmental or not-for-profit entities.

  • Courses designed to prepare students for the CPA, CMA and other accounting certification exams

  • Degree completion in less than 12 months

  • Small classes with personalized attention

  • Accounting faculty with industry experience committed to excellence in accounting education and application

  • CPA/CMA Exam Study Group

  • Completion of 150 credit hours required for the CPA certification

Application for Admission and Enrollment Policy

Curry accepts applications on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are normally made within two weeks of the receipt of all application materials. We encourage applicants to complete their applications two months before the upcoming admission date. After that time, applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Length of Time to Complete Program

The Curry MSA requires that all course work must be completed within two years.

Grades and Academic Standing

The minimum passing grade in each course is a B- (80) and is necessary for progression in the program. A grade of C+ or lower in any course is cause for academic review. A course can only be repeated once. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. Academic review will take place if the GPA falls below a 3.0. Students must also maintain a satisfactory rate of progress measured by cumulative attempted credits.

A student is making satisfactory progress when at least 67% of attempted credits have been completed with a passing grade.

The complete Graduate Academic Standing policy can be found in the Graduate Studies Policies section of this Catalog. Additional policies and information for the MSA program are located within the MSA Policies and Procedures Document posted within the MSA Toolbox in all course sites.

REQUIRED CURRICULUM AND COURSE SEQUENCE

Curry College’s MSA program consists of 10 courses (30 credits) in total. Students will complete two courses per term.

 

Credits

Summer Term 1

MSA 6050 Data Analytics for Accounting

3

MSA 6150 Research, Writing, and Communication for Accountants

3

Summer Term 2

MSA 6250 Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

3

MSA 6350 Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance

3

Fall Term 1

MSA 6450 Risk Management and Business Concepts

3

MSA 6550 Advanced Auditing

3

Fall Term 2

MSA 6550 Advanced Taxation of Business Entities

3

MSA 6750 Advanced Financial Reporting for Government and Not-For-Profit Entities

3

Spring Term 3

MSA 6850 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting

3

MSA 6950 Business Law and Tax Planning

3

Total Required Credit

30