MSA/MST Dual Degree

The experiential learning in this expedited, dual-degree program—combining financial management, accounting principles, and taxation—will help to provide tangible experience to take into the workplace.

Suffolk’s MSA/MST dual degree is your path to becoming an expert in accounting, taxation, and financial management. This expedited program can prepare you to serve as an advisor or member of senior management teams across many industries.

The Suffolk MSA/MST will also prepare you for the CPA exam, which you can sit for upon completing this degree. During your studies, you’ll have access to the Wiley CPAexcel for deeper dives into exam materials.

Rankings

TaxTalent Top 20 MST Program

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
86%

Average Financial Aid Awarded

Per year
$21,478

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 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. MST Core Courses may be waived with substitution of an elective. All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student’s acceptance into the MSA/MST 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 years prior to MSA/MST 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 years prior to MSA/MST matriculation (“B” or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

All MSA/MST students must complete a minimum of 55 credits (18 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 MBA, MSA, MSF, or MST program, 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 years prior to entering the Suffolk MSA/MST program. However, at the discretion of the program director, MSA Core Courses or MST Core Courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six credits of Elective, MSA Core, or MST 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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