AACSB Accredited

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that many employers would rather hire applicants in the field of accounting who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting. As a result, students who pursue an M.S. in accounting gain an advantage in the job hunt.

Specialize in the sub-disciplines within the field

To be successful in the field of accounting, you must not only have a full understanding of accounting principles and the skills to put them into practice but, you also must be an expert in the sub-disciplines within accounting.

That’s why our program is focused on preparing you for a career that requires significant exposure to — and a firm grasp of — these sub-disciplines:

AI/Analytics concentration (STEM-certified): Develop a competency for data analysis and the tools used in auditing, predictive modeling, forensic accounting, and business operations analytics, equipping you with the skills need to succeed in a cutting-edge field in the modern American marketplace.

Corporate concentration: Refine your accounting skills for a career in either a publicly held or private company. Learn about financial, managerial, taxation and International accounting and taxation standards and procedures and how to apply them to various entities.

Forensic concentration: Learn about investigative accounting, valuation theory, and practice, fraud examination, building the skills you need to work in the growing field of forensic accounting.

Taxation concentration: Build the skills you need to advise clients regarding the tax law. This track concentrates on federal income taxation as it relates to corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Become a Valuable Asset in Decision-Making

  • Learn the theory and application of accounting principles
  • Examine case studies that enable you to apply the theories and principles you learn to real-world situations
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills to excel in the field of accounting

Take Advantage of a Vast and Comprehensive Set of Resources

Our Marvin K. Peterson Library holds more than 300,000 physical volumes

Online services provide a significant extension beyond the physical volumes, giving you access to 40,000 e-journals and 35,000 e-books.

The Library also houses a Bloomberg Laptop terminal, 79 Dell desktop computers, 8 iMacs, 45 Dell laptops and six iPads for your use.

All on-campus locations have wireless access for students’ own devices.

For accounting and non-accounting undergraduates and international students, this program meets the accounting requirements for CPA licensing.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Selected Courses and Programs

The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students.

Concentrations:

Accounting, M.S., Artificial Intelligence(AI)/Analytics Concentration

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to provide an in-depth framework for corporate, forensic, AI/analytics, and taxation accounting inquiry, devised in structure and content from the entire scope and process of accounting-information-based economic decision-making. The existence of such a framework is intended to provide graduate accountants and professional practitioners with an opportunity to share in the development and assessment of issues of accounting interest within a decision-making context. Additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide non-accountants and practitioners with the accounting credits requisite for certification.

The AI/Analytics concentration provides the tools for data analysis used in auditing, predictive modeling, forensic accounting, and business operations analytics. These tools will enhance the traditional skillsets provided in the Master of Science in Accounting core. This is a cutting-edge field in the modern American marketplace.

The Master of Science in Accounting with AI/Analytics concentration is recognized as a STEM-compliant degree program (CIP 52.1302).

Accounting, M.S., Corporate Track Concentration

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to provide an in-depth framework for artificial intelligence (AI)/analytics, corporate, forensic, and taxation accounting inquiry, devised in structure and content from the entire scope and process of accounting-information-based economic decision-making. The existence of such a framework is intended to provide graduate accountants and professional practitioners with an opportunity to share in the development and assessment of issues of accounting interest within a decision-making context. Additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide non-accountants and practitioners with the accounting credits requisite for certification.

Accounting, M.S., Forensic Concentration

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to provide an in-depth framework for artificial intelligence (AI)/analytics, corporate, forensic, and taxation accounting inquiry, devised in structure and content from the entire scope and process of accounting-information-based economic decision-making. The existence of such a framework is intended to provide graduate accountants and professional practitioners with an opportunity to share in the development and assessment of issues of accounting interest within a decision-making context. Additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide non-accountants and practitioners with the accounting credits requisite for certification.

Accounting, M.S., Taxation Concentration

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to provide an in-depth framework for artificial intelligence (AI)/analytics, corporate, forensic, and taxation accounting inquiry, devised in structure and content from the entire scope and process of accounting-information-based economic decision-making. The existence of such a framework is intended to provide graduate accountants and professional practitioners with an opportunity to share in the development and assessment of issues of accounting interest within a decision-making context. Additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide non-accountants and practitioners with the accounting credits requisite for certification.

Accounting Certificate

A certificate in accounting is recommended to students and professionals whose education already includes an accounting degree and who wish to pursue accounting at an advanced level without necessarily enrolling in the full graduate program. An accounting certificate is especially recommended to certified public accountants who wish to obtain continuing professional education credits in an academic environment.

Application Requirements for Graduate Students

Master’s Application Checklist

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable fee
  • Official university transcripts and proof of bachelor’s degree completion. An explanation of your university grading system must also be provided along with your transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from your professors or employers
  • A Statement of Purpose is required. A résumé is highly recommended
  • Certain majors require GRE and/or GMAT test scores. GRE School Code: 3663; GMAT school code: P1X-DS-94

International Students

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to the admissions office. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for the initial review only. However, all official documents must be received before the start of classes for the admitted semester
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL of 75, or IELTS of 6.0, or PTE of 50, or completion of the University of New Haven’s Academic English Preparatory Program. Certain majors may require higher English test scores
  • Certain majors require GRE and/or GMAT test scores. GRE School Code: 3663; GMAT school code: P1X-DS-94
  • Indian applicants must submit detailed semester-by-semester mark sheets/academic transcripts. CONSOLIDATED mark sheets alone are not acceptable
  • The University of New Haven only accepts 3-year bachelor degrees from India if they have an "A", "A+" or a "Five Star" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Students must have also graduated in the 1st or 2nd division. A proof of the university or college NAAC rating must be provided along with the applicant's transcripts. This applies to the following 3-year-bachelor degrees: the B.Com 3-year degree, the B.Sc 3-year degree, and the B.B.A. 3-year degree. Indian applicants with 3-year degrees may submit an additional year of a Master's degree or a one year Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized university in order to be considered for admissions
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 22, 2020
Duration
2 years
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Price
940 USD
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