Master of Science in Accountancy



Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The MSA prepares students to begin or advance in a wide range of careers in accounting and business. The program provides:
Up-to-date, high-quality education in the major areas of accounting: financial, managerial and tax accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems;
Exposure to the main career paths available in public, corporate and not-for-profit accounting;
Opportunities for students to learn from and interact with professionals working in the field;
An option to pursue the degree while simultaneously working toward a graduate certificate in a related area;
Scheduling flexibility that includes full-time and part-time study, and the opportunity to take some courses online.
Accounting professionals can boost their marketability with a number of postgraduate credentials, the most popular of which is the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Many students pursue the MSA at Bentley to meet the education requirements for CPA licensing. In Massachusetts, completing the Bentley MSA satisfies all requirements for course work and waives the work experience requirement needed for the CPA. Other valuable credentials include the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
The MSA is a specialized degree customized for each student. The program comprises four accountancy core courses, two accountancy electives, and up to four unrestricted electives, depending on the student is background. An evaluation of each student is background is part of the admission process. Foundation and Core courses are available in a hybrid format.
These courses may be waived for students who have the appropriate background.
GR 521 Managerial Statistics
GR 522 Economic Environment of the Firm
GR 525 Financial Statement Analysis for Decision-Making
AC 611 Financial Accounting Problems I
AC 612 Financial Accounting Problems II
AC 621 Cost Accounting
AC 730 Business Process and Systems Assessment
AC 741 Financial Statement Auditing
AC 750 Federal Income Taxation
AC 793 Professional Accounting Research and Policy
A sampling of courses that meet the accountancy elective requirement; choose two.
AC 701 Internship in Accounting Practice
AC 714 Business Reporting and Analysis
AC 742 IT Auditing
AC 744 Internal Auditing
AC 753 Tax Factors in Business Decisions
AC 771 Governmental Accounting, Reporting and Auditing
AC 772 Principles of Fraud Investigation
AC 773 Fraud and Forensic Accounting


Which department am I in? McCallum Graduate School of Business

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must meet these 3 criteria: have previously taken them within the past 5 years; received a grade equivalent of B or better; the courses were taken at an AACSB or EQUIS accredited school. The following degrees are equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree: Three-year bachelor's degree earned in Division/Class I at a university accredited by the NAAC with a grade of "A". "First Class" three year bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Following degrees are equivalent to US bachelor degree (Three-year bachelor's degree earned in Division/Class I at a university accredited by the NAAC with a grade of "A"; "First Class" three year bachelor's degrees from the University of Delhi)

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from INTO USA

Online/Distance with attendance (Program Requirements - 30 credits)

USD $44,450 based on 10 courses; USD $4,445 cost per course

27 August 2018, 14 January 2019

McCallum Graduate School of Business WALTHAM, Massachusetts, 02452, United States