Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

Why earn a Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services?

Take your career to a new level in one of the fastest growing fields with an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services, a program offered jointly by Towson University and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to earn a degree from and be alumnus/a of both institutions. Students may take courses at Towson, UB, or online.

The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in accounting from another institution, the additional specialized accounting coursework will count toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Maryland and many other states. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields are eligible for the program but must complete additional preparatory coursework.

B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program

If you are a Towson University undergraduate accounting student, you may be eligible to enroll in the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program. This 5-year program allows you to not only earn the additional 30 credits to sit for the CPA exam but you will be eligible to earn a master’s degree at the same time. It is the only AACSB accelerated program of its kind offered in Maryland. Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 who have scored at least a 400 on the GMAT exam may apply to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program in their junior year.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find positions as auditors, management accountants, consultants, internal auditors and other high-level roles in the public and private sector.


Through meetings with outside speakers, service activities, and social activities, Beta Alpha Psi gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with business professionals and assists you in making the right decisions about your career. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals.

A Targeted Approach

Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational coursework and electives. After gaining a solid foundation in accounting and financial management, you can focus in either applied information technology through Towson University or management information systems through the University of Baltimore.

Convenient late afternoon, evening and summer courses are offered.

Learn from Experts

Through the joint program, you will have access to talented, diverse and highly experienced faculty from Towson and UB. Faculty members work closely with students to plan a specialized course of study. Learn more about the faculty at Towson and UB.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the joint graduate program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University and the University of Baltimore are a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA. (Students not meeting the GPA standard will be considered on an individual basis for a conditional admittance.) Admission to the program will be based on undergraduate academic performance and scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both schools will use the same admission standards.

Degree Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the undergraduate degree of which a minimum of 18 units should be in 600-level courses or above designed primarily for graduate students. (This is an AACSB requirement.) Students may take courses at either institution but must take a minimum of 12 units sponsored by each institution out of the total 30-unit program.

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