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Accounting, MSA, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
, MA,
You’ll get hands-on experience with consulting projects and case studies, giving you a competitive edge at public firms, private corporations, nonprofits, or government agencies.


In as few as 9 months, you’ll have an opportunity to build expertise in areas like public accounting, taxation, forensic accounting, nonprofit or for-profit controllership, or information technology. With Suffolk’s Master of Science in Accounting program, you will be eligible and well prepared to sit for the CPA exam. That’s because your MSA courses are practical, industry-driven, and have received the Level-1 status with the MA Board of Public Accountancy. Plus, you'll have access to Wiley CPAexcel—a top-rated comprehensive CPA review software with free updates until you pass.

You’ll learn from industry experts who are a mix of practitioners and academic researchers. They'll emphasize evolving regulatory, financial, and strategic challenges.

Suffolk’s MSA is designed to meet the needs of both those who have a background in accounting as well as those who do not.  And whether you’re a working professional or a full-time student, our class schedule and online offerings are designed to meet your needs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Managerial Economics
  • Data Analytics
  • Value Based Financial Management
  • You As A Leader: Self-Awareness, Feedback, and Decision-Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Average part-time duration 21 months
  • Credits
    49 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21990 USD per semester and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    43980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21990 USD per semester and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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