Accounting, MSA

The D'Amore-McKim MS in Accounting program for accounting majors is designed to prepare you with the advanced knowledge of accounting necessary to take the CPA exam. Our program is approved by the State Board of Accountancy in Massachusetts. No prior work experience is required, so you can get started as soon as you have completed your undergraduate degree.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Course Work

Accounting
ACCT 6203Business Entity Taxation3
ACCT 6204Financial Reporting for Integrated Multinational Enterprises3
ACCT 6229Accounting for Foreign Currency Transactions1
Ethics
ACCT 6253Ethics in the Accounting Profession3
Financial Reporting
ACCT 6207Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Financial Reporting3
ACCT 6216Financial Reporting for Governments and Nonprofit Entities2

Tracks

Complete one of the following tracks:

Audit Track

Required Course Work
ACCT 6205Professional Environment of the Audit and Assurance Industry3
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Financial Reporting3
ACCT 6254Accounting Research and Communication3
Electives
Note: An alternative course may be substituted for one of the courses listed below with the approval of the program administrator.
ACCT 6255Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 6256Internal Auditing3

Taxation Track

Required Course Work
ACCT 6231Corporations and Shareholders3
ACCT 6235Partners and Partnerships3
ACCT 6254Accounting Research and Communication3
Electives
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:6
Note: An alternative course may be substituted for one of the electives listed below with the approval of the program administrator.
State and Local Taxation
International Taxation: Inbound Transactions
Retirement Plans
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required