MSA/MSF Dual Degree

This dual-degree option combines finance and accounting in an expedited program geared to get you ready for the CPA and CFA exams.

The Suffolk MSA/MSF will give you an understanding of both finance and accounting principles through an expedited dual degree program. The curriculum addresses concepts in a global context, and the coursework will prepare you for both the CFA and CPA exams.

Suffolk’s Master of Science in Finance degree is one of the only programs in New England that’s a member of both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program and a Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Academic Partner.

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2018-2019)
Full-time, per semester
$21,990
Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
For part-time students
$1,466
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid
Per year
100%
Average Financial Aid Awarded
Per year
$23,862

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Waiver/Transfer Policy

Waiver Policy

Management Preparation Courses may be waived with credit. MSA Preparation Courses may be waived with credit. MSA Core Courses may be waived with substitution of an elective. All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student’s acceptance into the MSA/MSF Program and are waived during the student’s first semester.

To waive a Management Preparation Course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven (7) years prior to MSA/MSF matriculation, “B” or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). To waive an MSA Preparation Course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five (5) years prior to MSA/MSF matriculation, “B” or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

All MSA/MSF students must complete a minimum of 50 credits (16 courses, SBS 700, and FIN 601) in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Credit Policy

For any candidate seeking transfer credits, courses taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited graduate program in business, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These credits may be considered for transfer if the credits do not apply to a previously completed degree.

Transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and be taken within five (5) years prior to entering the Suffolk MSA/MSF program. However, at the discretion of the program director, MSA Core Courses or MSF Core Courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six (6) credits of Elective, MSA Core, or MSF Core Courses may be considered for transfer.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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