Accounting and Business Administration, MSAMBA

D'Amore-McKim's Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration combined program is designed to put nonaccounting majors on an accelerated path toward a successful career in accounting. The 15-month curriculum is constructed in partnership with some of the leading accounting firms and maintains a sharp focus on both accounting and business insights, including a four-course concentration in business analytics. 

A Concentration in Business Analytics

As students develop accounting knowledge through master's-level courses in accounting, they also enhance their analytical skills through an MBA concentration in business analytics. These four courses are designed to prepare students with a foundational understanding of how data can be used to support business decision making and create a measurable improvement on organizational performance.

A Paid Corporate Residency

Students have the opportunity to leverage their newly acquired skills in a three-month paid corporate residency at a leading accounting firm. This residency offers an invaluable experience at the intersection of business and accounting as students work on real projects and expand their professional networks. Far removed from the typical internship, this will take work experience to a whole new level—as a valued member of the team at a Big 4 or other top firm, students are fully integrated in their company, working side-by-side with other accountants to deliver on organizational goals.

Students in this program will automatically be registered for classes by the advising team in the Graduate School of Professional Accounting. Please contact an adviser at 617-373-3244 with any questions or requests.

Business Administration Core Requirements

MKTG 6318Customer Value and the Enterprise2
Strategic Decision Making
STRT 6318Strategic Planning for the Future2
FINA 6318Financial Management2
HRMG 6318Managing the Organization2
SCHM 6318Managing Operations and the Supply Chain2
Innovation and Social Impact
ENTR 6318Innovating and Creating Futures2
MGMT 6211Business Law and Professional Ethics2

Accounting Requirements

Required Core
ACCT 6223Audit and Other Assurance Services6
ACCT 6224Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities6
ACCT 6226Strategic Cost Management3
ACCT 6227Accounting for Business Combinations3
ACCT 6228Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory3
Financial Reporting
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Financial Reporting3
ACCT 6220Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 13
ACCT 6221Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 26
ACCT 6222Corporate and Governmental/Nonprofit Financial Reporting and Decision Making6

Analytics Concentration Requirements

Required Courses
BUSN 6365Business Analytics3
MGSC 6201Information Systems and Technology3
MISM 6210Information Visuals and Dashboards for Business3
MISM 6212Data Mining and Machine Learning for Business3


Open Elective
In consultation with adviser, complete 3 semester hours from the following:3

Co-op Requirement

BUSN 6964Co-op Work Experience0

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

68 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required