Master of Science in Accounting

With specializations in Assurance, Business Analytics, or Taxation, the MS in Accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of accounting. Students learn to analyze complex accounting issues from an ethical perspective and use professional literature (e.g., accounting and auditing standards and interpretations) in resolving them. The degree is offered in a full-time, year-long cohort program that begins annually in May. The curriculum includes 10 three-credit courses (seven are required and three are electives). To earn a specialization, students must successfully complete a minimum of three courses designated for the specialization. Thus, students seeking to specialize in Assurance (Taxation) must complete a total of three courses coded as TAXN, while students seeking to specialize in Business Analytics must complete a total of three courses designated as applicable to Business Analytics.

The program is designed to address the educational requirements for CPA certification in Connecticut and most other states. Prior to beginning the program, applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in accounting or have completed the equivalent coursework. The equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting includes the successful completion of: intermediate accounting (six credits), advanced accounting (three credits), auditing (three credits), cost accounting (three credits), and U.S. taxation (three credits). Deficiencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.