The Cameron School of Business (CSB) helps students reach success with flexible programs. We accommodate working professionals with our class offerings. The small class environment coupled with access to Houston’s business community provides a unique liberal arts focus.
The MSA program provides students essential knowledge in all subject areas included in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The program trains students to succeed in the accounting profession. This program is accommodating to career professionals in a variety of areas, including:
- Public accounting
- Private industry
- Nonprofit organizations
The Cameron MSA Advantage
- 16:1 student to faculty ratio assures small classes and individual attention.
- Flexible schedules include evening classes and accelerated seven-week summer sessions.
- The compressed track allows students without business degrees to enter the MSA program without waiting for the traditional semester to begin.
- Bridge to Business (BtB) program for non-business/accounting undergraduates provides the necessary foundation in accounting, statistics, finance, microeconomics, macroeconomics, management, marketing and business law.
The Cameron School of Business has achieved accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the ultimate elite accrediting body in business education worldwide.
MSA Degree Program
The MSA program requires 36 hours of graduate level courses for students entering the program with undergraduate degrees in business or a related field. The MSA curriculum consists of three groups of courses:
- Business core
- Accounting core
- Accounting electives
All applicants are required to submit an online application, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable), a current resume, and three official letters of recommendation. An application fee is also required at the time of application submission. The fee will be waived if you have attended an Open House hosted by Cameron School of Business.
A GMAT/GRE score may be required unless the applicant meets certain criteria based on an evaluation of academic performance and work experience. Applicants with a graduate degree will not be required to submit a GMAT/GRE score.
International applicants must also submit the following:
- Proof of English proficiency: International applicants (except those who are from countries where English is the only official language, those who have earned degrees from regionally-accredited U.S. institutions, or those who have earned degrees in countries where English is the official language of instruction) are required to submit proof of English proficiency. The University of St. Thomas prefers the following services for determining English proficiency:
- Minimum score for IELTS – 6.5
- Minimum score for TOEFL IBT - 79
- English Language Center, Houston, TX Level 112
- Minimum score for PTE Academic – 53
- International applicants must have all transcripts and diplomas evaluated by an accredited evaluation agency. Preferred evaluation services are SDR Educational Consultants, World Education Services (WES), and Spantran. Reports must include course-by-course evaluations and grade point average equivalents.