Online MSBA/MSA Dual Degree

Effective Spring 2023, the MS in Business Analytics/MS in Accounting Online program is no longer enrolling new students and is no longer accepting applications.

Please visit the on-campus degree page or contact the Office of Graduate Admission for more information about your degree options.

This expedited program focuses on preparing you to apply accounting concepts and assessments of financial data to a multitude of business situations.

Complementing your accounting education with vital skills in business analytics enables you to make critical data-driven decisions which allows you to create unique value for businesses by using statistical and operations analysis. You'll be well prepared to earn elite certificates in the field’s most popular software: SAS, SAP, and Excel. You’ll also be CPA-ready! Suffolk’s Master of Science in Accounting degree meets the educational requirements for students to take the CPA exam in Massachusetts. And whether you have a career, family, or other obligations that make earning a master’s degree challenging, Suffolk is pleased to offer this dual-degree program in a part-time, fully online format.

In the MSBA portion, you will learn to use advanced software to manage, prepare, and analyze data acquired and stored in data warehouses and enterprise resource planning systems. You will understand how to leverage best practices in managing the business analytics lifecycle, from defining business opportunities to implementing solutions. What’s more, you will gain the vital data storytelling skills to turn data into business insights, and eventually into effective business decisions. Our coursework prepares you, through hands-on tutorials and projects, to use in-demand software such as Excel, Tableau, SQL, SAS, SAP, and Python, which are valued in many analytics positions.

In the MSA portion, you will take courses that integrate Becker's CPA Exam Review Course, giving you supplemental material to help you ace your classes while also preparing you for success on the CPA exam. Study with Suffolk and you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to understand the evolving regulatory, financial, and strategic challenges accountants currently face. You’ll also learn the spectrum of skills that today’s accountants need to stand out in the job market.

View the MSBA/MSA Online Curriculum

Open More Doors with a Dual Degree from Suffolk

Suffolk University's dual degree programs give you an opportunity to obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame and with less cost than pursuing the two graduate degrees consecutively. Upon completion you will have earned two distinct graduate degrees, giving you the needed competitive edge to land a top job in a wider field.

Applying to Suffolk's MSBA/MSA Online Dual Degree Program

Effective Spring 2023, the MS in Business Analytics/MS in Accounting Online program is no longer enrolling new students and is no longer accepting applications. Please visit the on-campus degree page or contact the Office of Graduate Admission for more information about your degree options.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling; Submit your completed application by November 1 for Sawyer Business School Fellowship Employment consideration

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Letter of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)


View current tuition and fees for this program

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Students enrolled in the Online SBS graduate programs and Online SBS Dual programs have several options to help finance their graduate studies.

Eligible students can apply for federal loan funding by completing the FAFSA at Federal Student Aid using Suffolk’s Federal School code 002218. Students can also apply for alternative loan funding. Further information on federal and alternative loan funding can be found at Graduate Loan and Financing Options.

State-by-State CPA Exam Eligibility Requirements

See information about the educational requirements necessary for CPA exam eligibility for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Partner Scholarship Program

Are you an employee looking to expand your skills and credentials with a master’s degree? You may be eligible for Suffolk University's Partner Scholarship Program, reducing your tuition and waiving your $50 application fee. Review our list of participating employer partners, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Medical Center, and more.