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Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12
  • The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2
    • Have earned four-year bachelor's degrees in accounting or other fields of study with a 3.0 GPA or higher
    • An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score or a GMAT waiver.
    • Three letters of recommendation from employment and/or academic sources.
    • A résumé containing appropriate background information.
    • A one-page essay highlighting academic and career goals.

English requirement

  • TOEFL with a score of 100 or an IELTS with a score of 7.0.

Course Information

The Master of Science in Accounting at UMass Lowell prepares students for careers in public, corporate, government and non-profit accounting, in addition to qualifying students to meet licensing requirements to become certified public accountants.

The Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy has classified MSA program at Manning School of Business as “Level 1” and deemed the program to be substantially equivalent to AACSB standards. Any student who earns a graduate degree in accounting from a Level 1 program is judged to have satisfied the educational requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Students who earn degrees from non-Level 1 programs must demonstrate that they have satisfied such educational requirements. Therefore, our MSA program’s Level 1 status makes it easier for UMass Lowell accounting graduates to eventually become Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

The MSA will prepare graduates to succeed in a competitive environment and a respected profession, one whose members continue to be in high demand from public accounting firms, financial institutions, industry, government agencies, municipalities, schools, hospitals and charitable organizations. Most courses are available online and the program is open to either full-time or part-time students.

The Master of Science in Accounting requires 10 courses (30 credits). Students complete a core of 5 required courses (15 credits), two additional accounting courses (6 credits), and then complete three courses (9 credits) from business courses outside of accounting. Students can complete the general program or concentrate in a particular field by choosing one of three options (Business Analytics, Corporate Accounting Leadership or International Business).

  • General Accounting Option
  • Business Analytics Option
  • Corporate Accounting Leadership Option
  • International Business Option.

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Career Opportunity

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  • Careers in public, corporate, government and non-profit accounting.

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