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Three Easy Ways to Earn Your MSA

If you already have an accounting undergraduate background, this 32 credit curriculum is for you. With this option you can focus on higher level accounting courses and include a variety of electives in your degree. This curriculum option also provides you the opportunity to earn a certificate in Business Analytics, Organizational Leadership or both. The option to add a full certificate to your MSA in areas that are becoming more crucial in the world of accounting makes you more marketable in the long term. You can complete this degree and an optional certificate in as little as 16 months.

Fill out the form above to learn more or to schedule a call with the Director of Graduate Accounting Programs, Annarita Meeker, to personalize your degree path today!

Note: all states have different CPA licensing requirements and additional courses might need to be integrated into the curriculum based on the state board you are trying to license with. For specific CPA requirements by state, please visit the NASBA website at www.nasba.org.

If you hold an undergraduate degree in business and want to pursue a concentration in accounting, this 32 credit degree path is for you. This degree option integrates all of the core and foundational accounting courses required to gain a strong background in accounting and to prepare for your CPA licensure.

Additionally, you have the option to integrate electives toward a certificate in Business Analytics or Organization Leadership while on the path to your MSA. The option to add a full certificate to your MSA in areas that are becoming more crucial in the world of accounting makes you more marketable in the long term. If completing one of these certificates is a goal of yours, you may need to complete a few additional courses at the conclusion of your degree, based on the number of electives you have available. This degree option can be completed in as little as 16 months if pursing without an additional certification credential.

Fill out the form above to learn more or to schedule a call with the Director of Graduate Accounting Programs, Annarita Meeker, to personalize your degree path today!

Note: all states have different CPA licensing requirements and additional courses might need to be integrated into the curriculum based on the state board you are trying to license with. For specific CPA requirements by state, please visit the NASBA website at www.nasba.org.

That’s OK! Merrimack offers you a simple path to your MSA and CPA without having to take any additional prerequisites. This flexible 38 credit degree option integrates all of the foundational accounting and business courses you need to sit for the CPA examination in Massachusetts. This degree option can be completed in less than 24 months.

This curriculum option also provides you the opportunity to earn a certificate in Business Analytics or Organizational Leadership.  The option to add a full certificate to your MSA in areas that are becoming more crucial in the world of accounting makes you more marketable in the long term. If you are interested in earning one of these certificates on top of your MSA, an additional 12 credits must be added to the curriculum.

Fill out the form above to learn more or to schedule a call with the Director of Graduate Accounting Programs, Annarita Meeker, to personalize your degree path today!

Note: all states have different CPA licensing requirements and additional courses might need to be integrated into the curriculum based on the state board you are trying to license with. For specific CPA requirements by state, please visit the NASBA website at www.nasba.org.

For those looking for the full, campus-based experience, please click below for more details.

On-Campus MS in Accounting

If you are interested in taking the Certified Public Accountant’s Exam in Massachusetts, our program meets the MA exam and licensing requirements. If you are interested in licensing in another state, required courses vary by state. For specific CPA requirements by state, please visit the NASBA website.

LEARN MORE – EARN MORE

Accounting job growth is robust and professionals with a Master’s degree and advanced skill-sets are in high demand, earning significantly more than those with a Bachelor’s degree alone.

Potential Career Paths and Earnings for Graduates of the MS in Accounting include:

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Average Annual Salary Source: PayScale.com, Obtained October 2018

ACHIEVE CAREER SUCCESS

With An Employer-Aligned Degree

To ensure that our graduates will stand out among peers when seeking promotions or new positions, we consulted industry leaders in designing an MS in Accounting that incorporates a powerful combination of accounting, analytical, and strategic management skills, including:

EARN YOUR ADVANCED DEGREE IN AS LITTLE AS 16 MONTHS

It’s Easier than You Think to Change the Trajectory of Your Professional Career

  • 100% online – no travel time, easy to fit into your busy weekly schedule
  • Each course is four week (2 credits) or eight weeks (4 credits) long
  • Total program is 32 – 38 credits based on undergraduate background
  • There are 6 entry points. You can start the program during the part of the year that works best for you.
  • Complete the degree in 16 – 24 months based on choice of curriculum

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RECEIVE PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

With Your Very Own Academic & Career Advisor

Merrimack College’s highly personalized approach starts with a one-on-one discussion between you and your academic and career advisor. Your advisor will:

  • Develop the most appropriate curriculum plan for you given your background and preferences
  • Help ensure you achieve adequate progress toward degree completion
  • Counsel you on when and how to prepare for the CPA Exam should you be pursuing CPA licensure
  • Offer career planning assistance and advice
  • Help you stay on track to achieve the skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in your career

Your advisor will be an integral part of your academic journey from initial inquiry to graduation with a vested interest in your success!

Discover the Merrimack Difference

MERRIMACK COLLEGE ACCOLADES

At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • Money magazine 2018 Most Transformative College
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 #46 Best Regional Universities/North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 Top 10 Most Innovative School Regional Universities/North
  • The Princeton Review 2018 Best Regional College
  • Transitioning Athletics to Division 1 and joining the Northeast Conference in 2019-20
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