Learn more about the Suffolk MSA curriculum and see if you qualify for the 4+1 programProgram and Courses
It doesn’t take an advanced degree in accounting to know that a challenging full-time career + personal demands = little time to spare. Suffolk’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is the solution.
When you graduate, you’ll be automatically eligible and well-prepared to sit for the CPA exam, regardless of your undergraduate major or professional experience. That’s because your courses feature practical, industry-driven curriculum. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience with consulting projects and case studies that prepare you for a competitive accounting position in businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
Whether you’re a working professional or a full-time student, our class schedule is flexible to fit your lifestyle, and you can earn a degree in as few as 11 classes. You can take two classes back-to-back in one evening, with some classes available online.
With a wide range of electives in areas like public accounting, controllership (for profit/nonprofit), fraud examination, and information technology, you can customize your degree to meet your career goals.
If you only need 1 or 2 more courses to sit for the CPA exam in Massachusetts, you can apply for the Management Advancement Professional Studies (MAPS) CPA Educational Requirements option.
If you’re looking for internship, career, and networking opportunities, you’ll be just steps away from Boston’s Financial District, home to big-name accounting firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
You’ll learn from industry experts. Many of your faculty are currently practicing in the field, making it easy to bring real-world concepts in the classroom. Others are academic researchers who have been published in top peer-reviewed journals. They'll help you master evolving regulatory, financial, and strategic challenges.
Do you need help choosing your career path? As a student, you’ll take Effective Career Planning, a 1-credit introductory course that offers career resources to help you get where you want to be.
You'll also have access to our EDGE Professional Development workshops, which are open to all graduate students across all campuses. Led by executive coaches and corporate consultants, the workshops help you build your resume, develop professional contacts, write cover letters, polish your interview skills, and more.
Our graduate accounting programs are the only in Boston, and one out of only three programs in Massachusetts, to hold the prestigious accreditation by AACSB International, separate from the Business School. Our MSCPA level 1 designation ensures that when you graduate with an MSA, you meet all requirements necessary to sit for the CPA exam.