Suffolk University’s MS in Accounting (MSA) degree integrates the study of accounting theory with practical applications and theories of business management. Suffolk MSA students also receive a strong foundation in global business management theories and develop their leadership and interpersonal skills.

The Suffolk MSA is a 10-19 course program that can be completed in 10 to 16 months of full-time study or 16 - 24 months of part-time study. The MSA emphasizes global business, the assessment of strategy, and the identification and measurement of risk in accounting and the impact technology has on organizations and financial markets.

Students choose from a variety of courses including detection and prevention of fraud, auditing and assurance, and corporate financial planning. In the required course, Leadership in the Financial Professions, student groups select a real-world organization, prepare a risk-management plan that identifies potential programs, assess and prioritize the problem and develop internal controls to deal with the situation. Students then present their findings to a panel of corporate judges.

“Suffolk was a natural choice for me. I knew the professors would be great, and as an undergraduate accounting major, I was able to waive courses, so I could complete the program in a year,” said Sam Milenkov, MSA ‘05

Students can also choose to shape their program of study to their career goals by selecting a specialization in public accounting, controllership (for-profit and not-for-profit), fraud examination, or information technology. Many students in the program are already working professionals in the business world who bring their experiences into the classroom enriching discussions and expanding their professional networks.

Suffolk’s MSA program is the only program in Boston and one of only three graduate accounting programs in Massachusetts with separate accreditation from AACSB International. AACSB International is the premier accrediting body for business schools in the world. Suffolk graduates also have one of the highest CPA pass rates in Massachusetts.

To learn more about Suffolk University’s graduate programs in accounting, or taxation, attend the next Graduate Information Session on April 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 617.573.8302 or via email to: or visit us on the web at: