Students must satisfactorily complete 15 courses, or 45 credits, and satisfy the mathematics requirement (through waiver or additional course work) to receive the MSA degree. Credits may be earned by successfully completing graduate courses at UMass Boston, by the transfer of up to 6 graduate credits from another university, or by waiver. A minimum of 10 MSA courses must be completed at UMass Boston. Students without sufficient previous preparation to meet the mathematics requirement must complete MBAMS 600 Mathematical Analysis for Managers as one of their first three courses. The degree must be completed within five (5) years of the date of entry.
Please see the general statement of admission requirements for all graduate studies programs in the “Admissions” section of this publication.
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Admissions Committee will recommend admission for applicants who show evidence of high promise of success in the MSA program. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their
Undergraduate and any previous graduate performance
Professional work experience
The MSA Admissions Committee will consider all of the above in making admissions decisions. Admission to the program is very competitive, and students are judged in relation to other applicants that semester. Grade point averages and GMAT ranges will be published each semester and distributed at MSA Information Sessions for the use of applicants in preparing for admission.