The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) prepares students for successful careers in public and private accounting. The program is designed to complement a student’s undergraduate degree in accounting with advanced topics in accounting and business. The program provides the students with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences necessary to be successful in the accounting profession. Combined with the undergraduate degree, the MSA meets the New York State Education Department’s requirements for students to sit for the C.P.A. exam.
With the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, there has been and continues to be ample opportunities for careers in public accounting, both tax and auditing. Corporations continue to have needs in tax, general accounting, cost accounting, and internal auditing. Many of these companies offer paid internships in which students gain valuable experience and frequently receive job offers.
To take advantage of these opportunities students will take two classes, two nights per week and can complete the program within one year. The faculty can provide guidance in obtaining these positions.
Accounting Bridge Program for Business (Non-Accounting) Students – CPA Track
This non-degree program provides the necessary undergraduate courses and training for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designed for students who already have an undergraduate business degree, this program facilitates entry into Medaille's Master of Science in Accounting program, allowing them to complete all educational component requirements that will allow them to sit for the CPA exam.
The Bridge program is available for both day and evening students. Upon completion of the Bridge program student will receive a Medaille College Certificate for the completion of the 18 credit hours. Contact the MSA program Director for more information.
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What can you do with this degree?
After completing the Master's in Accounting, Buffalo students have gone on to careers as:
- Certified Public Accountants
- Financial Managers
- Corporate Accountants
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Compliance Officer
- Financial Advisor
- Classes just two nights a week.
- Seven-week sessions.
- Complete your degree and be qualified to take the CPA Exam in as little as one year.
- Summer start.
Medaille fits your life
At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
- Personalized support.
- Guaranteed classes.
- Collaborative learning environment.
- Financial aid and scholarships are available.