Aug 12, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About the Program

The MS in accounting at UMass Boston is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the rapidly growing and changing field of accounting. Upon completion of the MSA, students will qualify for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam. The curriculum has been designed by the College of Management Accounting and Finance (AF) faculty in consultation with the AF Department’s Advisory Board. 

The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, weekends and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.

The learning objectives for the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program are for students to:

  • Achieve proficiency with respect to the functional or technical knowledge and skills required for professional accounting careers.
  • Gain knowledge and skills regarding professional integrity and ethics.
  • Gain problem identification and solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Gain proficiency in the communications, teamwork and leadership skills required for professional accounting.