Bay Path University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The MS Accounting program at Bay Path University was designed to give students a unique advantage and skills that can be leveraged in many career paths including auditing, management consulting, financial accounting & reporting, management accounting, financial analysis, tax preparation, and forensic accounting. 


Choose from three concentrations

  •  Public accounting (tax and audit)
  •  Private accounting
  •  Forensic accounting

The Accounting program at Bay Path University is a flexible 30 credit program. It can be completed in 8, 12, or 24 months. Classes start every April, May, July, September, and November.

If you begin in April or May you can complete your degree by December.  This accelerated program allows students to focus on completing the 150 credit requirement for the CPA exam.  This gives students the option to finish just in time to be hired for the busy season in January. We have had many students benefit from our accelerated schedule. It has been extremely beneficial to those who go on to work for “The Big 4” accounting firms. 

Career opportunities

The field of accounting offers a variety of roles, from the traditional CPA to the forensic accountant.

  • Accountant
  • Certified public accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditor
  • Payroll clerk
  • Forensic accountant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Government & Nonprofit Accounting
  • Legal Issues in Accounting: Including Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Controllership
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Gift and Estate Taxation
  • Advanced Taxation for Corporations and Pass-Through Entities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (80 for TOEFL and 6 for IELTS) 
  • Short essay in English on "Why this graduate degree is important to my personal and professional goals"
  • Confirmation of finances for tuition
  • Confirmation of health insurance and a completed immunization record. 
  • A current resume
  • Two recommendations 
  • Interview via phone or in person with the director of the accounting program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


  • Bay Path University Graduate Grant

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