MS in Accounting

Northeastern University College of Business Administration

Program Description

MS in Accounting

Northeastern University College of Business Administration

This program is right for you if...

  • you have an undergraduate major in accounting and you plan to take the Uniform CPA examination in Massachusetts (effective July 1, 2002, candidates taking the CPA examination must have 150 semester hours of college level education. These hours must include accounting and business courses prescribed by the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy).
  • you are already working in the field of accounting but seek the credentials and knowledge needed for career advancement – as well as access to a well-established professional network.

Quick Facts

The MS in Accounting program starts in the Summer term. You may take courses on a full-time or part-time basis. Time to completion depends on whether you select the Summer/Summer full-time option or the academic year option.

Summer/Summer full-time option: students take the first five courses in the program during the first summer and then return to school the following summer to complete the remaining five courses

Academic year option: students begin taking classes either on a full-time or part-time basis the first summer of the program. Remaining courses are taken in subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time basis.

The majority of required courses are offered during the day on the main campus. Elective courses are offered primarily in the evening on the main campus or at the Downtown Batterymarch campus.

To earn the degree, you must complete 30 semester hours of credit and achieve a 3.000 grade point average. You may receive waiver and/or transfer credit which will reduce the total number of credits required.


There are 10 courses in this 30 credit program.

  • Accounting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Business Entity Taxation
  • Financial Reporting for Integrated Multinational Enterprises
  • Professional Environment of the Audit and Assurance Industry
  • Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Financial Reporting
  • General Management
  • Management Communication Technology Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Growth

Elective Courses

  • One Finance elective
  • Two Business electives

In addition, certain common body of knowledge business course requirements, along with course coverage in specific areas of accounting, must be met as a prerequisite. It is expected that candidates will have earned an undergraduate degree in accounting or its equivalent with, at a minimum, the following accounting courses: 2 semesters of Intermediate level accounting, 1 semester of Cost Accounting, 1 semester of Auditing, 1 semester of Taxation, and 1 semester of Business Law. The program advisor will identify additional coursework for applicants who lack a prerequisite.

Target audience

students with undergraduate accounting majors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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USA Boston, Massachusetts
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