MSBA/MSA Dual Degree

Suffolk’s MSBA/MS in Accounting dual degree combines hands-on accounting experiences and study with a solid grounding in data analytics and interpretation. This expedited program focuses on preparing you to apply accounting concepts and assessments of financial data to a multitude of business situations.

Our faculty will cover practical accounting principles and impart an understanding of high-level analytics that are applicable at the corporate level. The Suffolk MSBA/MSA aims to make you eligible to sit for the CPA exam and prepared for the nuances of the REG, FAR, BEC, and AUD sections.

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2018-2019)
Full-time, per semester
$21,990
Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
For part-time students
$1,466

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)
  • One letter of recommendation (Two letters required if candidate has less than 1 year of work experience. 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)

Advising

The Graduate Programs Office and academic departments provide academic advising to both full-time and part-time students. All students are encouraged to discuss their goals and concerns with their Graduate Programs Advisor. Upon enrollment, students in the MSBA/MSA are assigned a faculty advisor from the Accounting and Information Systems and Operations Management Departments. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic interests and career goals with their assigned faculty advisor especially when choosing elective courses.

Waiver/Transfer Policy

Waiver Policy

MSA Management Preparation and preparation courses may be waived. MSA core courses may need to be substituted with approved electives.

To waive a management preparation courses a student must successfully complete equivalent coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to the MSBA/MSA matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). Exception: ACCT 800 will only be waived if a student has completed prior coursework at a U.S. university.

To waive an MSA preprartion course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to MSA matriculation ("B" or better).

MSA and Business Analytics courses may be waived but credits must be substituted with an approved elective. For MSA and MSBA core courses to be considered as waived with an approved elective for substitution, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior o MSBA/MSA matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student's acceptance into the MSBA/MSA Program and are waived during the student's first semester. Students may also elect to take a proficiency exam, for a fee, to gain a waiver. Proficiency exams must be taken in the first semester and are administered on the Boston Campus with prior arrangements.

All MSBA/MSA students must complete a minimum of 52 credits (17 courses and SBS 700) in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Credit Policy

Any candidate seeking transfer credits, 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 have been taken within five years prior to entering the Suffolk MSBA/MSA program. However, at the discretion of the MSA program director, accounting core courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six credits 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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