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Follow the path to your CPA
The demand for well-trained certified public accountants is greater than ever, and Quinnipiac's Master's of Science in Accounting program provides students with the appropriate coursework to meet the 150-hour education requirement for CPA certification. Our program is structured to maximize your success on the CPA exam by presenting accounting theory and facilitating development of the advanced skills necessary to meet the challenges in dynamic and complex, business, government and not-for-profit environments.
The program courses are taught by highly experienced and qualified faculty who are dedicated to helping build a strong foundation in important areas such as public policy, corporate governance, financial analyses and global accounting practices. Internships are an important experiential component to the program, strengthening your career prospects upon graduation. You'll be able to take full advantage of our strong connections to the business world, both locally and nationally. Every year, career fairs and networking events bring representatives from the Big-4 accounting, international, regional and local firms and other potential employers from financial services, regulatory agencies, investment banks and not-for-profits.
Dual-Degree BS/MS to be offered as 4+1 and 3+1 graduate programs
The BS/MS in Accounting program is designed for students who are enrolled in a bachelor of science program within the School of Business and are interested in continuing on to receive a Master of Science in Accounting.
In the Accelerated Dual-Degree (3+1) program, you will earn your undergraduate and master’s degrees in four years, saving on tuition and time. Qualifying students are accepted into this program when they apply as an undergraduate.
The Dual-Degree (4+1) program enables you to create a seamless plan to complete your undergraduate and graduate studies immediately following graduation. Qualifying students apply for this program in the spring of their junior year.
Both programs are scheduled to effectively make students “150 hours ready” and positioned for success on the CPA exam, in just one year.
Your success is our success
Throughout your Quinnipiac experience and beyond, we are here to help you put together a road map for career success. Through a variety of internships, networking opportunities and access to recruiters from many of the most sought after corporations, we help you prepare for a long and fulfilling career.
Visit our career development page to learn more about the many opportunities we offer, here on campus and throughout our vast network from around the entire country and around the globe.
This program is primarily designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree may need to complete additional undergraduate accounting course work before entering the program.
Required undergraduate course work:
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Taxation of Individuals
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Business Law and Society
Applicants are required to submit a resume, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts (recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher), and either GMAT or GRE exam results. (Recommended GMAT score of 500 or better, recommended GRE score of 150 or better in each section).
Dual-Degree BS/MS in Accounting (3+1)
This program is designed for 3+1 students pursuing their BS in Accounting. Students are invited into the (3+1) BS/MSA program during their undergraduate admissions process and can select the MSA in the spring of their second year. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 over the course of their undergraduate program.
Dual-Degree BS/MS in Accounting (4+1)
This program is designed for outstanding students pursuing their BS in Accounting or students with substantial accounting course work. Admission requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Interested students must apply for admission to the (4+1) BS/MSA program during the spring of their junior year or the fall of their senior year.
Meeting the minimum standards as listed above does not guarantee admission to the program. Students are not admitted officially into the MS in Accounting program until they graduate with their bachelor's degree and meet all other requirements. Once admitted, students begin full-time study in the MS in Accounting program.
Curriculum and Requirements
MS in Accounting Curriculum
|Required Core Courses (18 credits)|
|AC 635||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|AC 645||Information Assurance||3|
|AC 650||Advanced Accounting Information Systems||3|
|AC 660||Strategic Management Control Systems||3|
|AC 670||Advanced Business Law, Regulation, Ethics and Reporting Environments||3|
|AC 680||Advanced Federal Income Taxation and Tax Research||3|
|Elective Courses (12 credits)|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination|
|Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting|
|Introduction to Business Analytics|
|Information Systems Strategy|
|Business Decision Analysis|
If you‘re considering one of Quinnipiac‘s outstanding graduate programs, you‘re on your way to joining a graduate community committed to academic excellence and professional preparation at the highest level.
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