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College of Business

Master of Science in Accounting

Nurturing Accounting Expertise, Empowering Financial Management

Earn the graduate degree you need and the skills to advance your career with a Master of Science in Accounting from Western New England University. This 30-credit online program is excellent preparation for the CPA exam, especially for Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Accounting?

The Master of Science in Accounting will enable you to satisfy the requirements to become a CPA and take the exam in Connecticut or Massachusetts. You will also gain skills in planning, controlling, evaluation, and analysis valued in the profession. This program provides a challenging academic environment that will extend and refine your knowledge of business and accounting through study, experiential exercises, and assessment performance. View our current tuition rates.

What to Expect Accounting

“Having [the faculty’s] experiences, because almost all of them have some sort of industry-level experience, really helped me get a better understanding for what it is I would be doing in my day-to-day career and really tying it back to industry rather than just textbook material.”–Brandon O’Brien ’15/G’16

What Will You Study?

The MS in Accounting consists of three areas: foundation courses, which are completed at the undergraduate level; core courses; and elective courses. Leveraging the unique expertise of the University's accounting and business law faculty, the program will provide advanced training for accountants in fraud investigation accounting, forensic accounting, and litigation support.

Top Five Reasons to Choose The MS in Accounting

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Boost Your Earning and Advancement Potential

Broaden your opportunities in public accounting firms, industrial companies, financial institutions, and government agencies with a Master of Science in Accounting from Western New England University.

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Relevant Case Studies and Simulations with a CPA Focus

As you work to satisfy the requirements to become a CPA, you'll refine your knowledge of business and accounting through case studies, experiential exercises via simulations, and assessment performance. You will work with a faculty with strong ties to the industry and a curriculum that responds quickly to changes in regulations and practice, both of which contribute to a high rate of placement in the top national and regional accounting firms.

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Professional Connections Through Cohort Learning

As a member of the College of Business community, you’ll work together with classmate-colleagues on projects as you prepare for the CPA exam. This collaborative culture facilitates the building of strong ties within the profession, industry, and with distinguished alumni connected to important career opportunities.

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Earn Your Master's from an AACSB International-accredited University

Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International, and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world. Member institutions confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive multiyear review.

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Online Learning that Fits Your Schedule

Convenient online classes, coupled with multiple terms offered annually, will provide you with the flexibility to fit grad school into your schedule and earn your degree in as little as one year.

International Students

An MS in Accounting degree is an internationally respected credential that can prepare you for a career with major accounting firms, corporations, government, or nonprofits. Our status among just 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International demonstrates our commitment to high academic standards and the caliber of our business faculty. Learn more about our support for international students.

International Students

KODIAK: Our User-Friendly Virtual Classroom

Kodiak is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. It makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.


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