Master of Science in Accounting Pathway

The Sawyer Business School offers an Accelerated MSA Pathway programs for qualified graduate students starting in the fall and spring. The Accelerated program is a one semester program which typically requires one Academic English course and three to four (3-4) required SBS graduate courses. The Accelerated Pathway Program is only offered in the fall or spring terms.

SBS graduate course credits, earned in the SBS Accelerated Pathway Program, will apply to the corresponding graduate degree program if successful progression requirements are met. SBS Graduate Pathway students must meet all academic standing requirements and policies to remain within their SBS Graduate Pathway and subsequent SBS graduate program.

MSA Accelerated Pathway

1 semester program
49 credit program
9 credits apply from Graduate Pathway
40 required credits to complete MSA program

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University to develop students' critical thinking and analysis skills and knowledge for study at a US University. These skills are developed through cross disciplinary academic-related themes that are tailored to students' specific fields of interest/study. Course activities and assessments include critical reading, primary and secondary research, report writing, oral presentations, and career-focused networking. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is required for MSA and MSF students and it is also a recommended elective for MBA students with a finance concentration. This course develops an understanding of the concepts, tools, and applications of economics at both the micro and macro level. The focus is on how economic analysis influences decision-making in the public and private sectors and how economic tools can enhance managerial effectiveness and organizational efficiency. The economic role of government and its impact on the business environment in a market economy, the factors that influence firm performance and competitiveness, and the role of financial institutions in the current economic environment are discussed throughout the course.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the concepts and applications of data analytics on large data sets for managerial decision making. Students will learn foundation skills needed to extract valuable information out of data, including various descriptive and predictive analytics techniques. Students develop knowledge of data visualization and interpretation coupled with conveying data, results and insights. Issues on data acquisition, storage and management will be discussed.

Credits:

3

Description:

This introductory-level accounting course provides students with a solid base in accounting fundamentals, including U.S. GAAP, the conceptual framework, nature of accounts, journal entries, and ultimately, financial statements. Provides in-depth coverage of the process by which accountants analyze, journalize, post," and summarize transactions. Reviews and analyzes multiple examples of current ""real life"" financial statements. The students would practice data analytics through the analysis of companies' financial ratios. The course includes a discussion of ethical issues facing accounting professionals and time value of money techniques. For MSA\"

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course provides students with the basic vocabulary needed to succeed in a variety of courses in accounting and finance. Students would be introduced to different terminology used in financial accounting, managerial accounting and corporate finance. After the successful completion of this course, students would have a fundamental knowledge of the terms and concepts used in accounting and finance courses bridging a potential gap for non-native English speakers, setting them up for success in future studies and career in the financial profession. This is a non-credit course.

Upon successful completion of the MSA Pathway program, the student must follow the requirements of the Master of Science in Accounting program.