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Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1053 (BCR) Lowell, MA, United States
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program in the Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell provides an economically affordable opportunity for qualified students to meet the licensing requirements to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) or to prepare for accounting careers in the corporate or government/nonprofit environment.

Overview

The Massachusetts Board of Public Accounting has classified MSA program at University of Massachusetts Lowell and deemed the program to be substantially equivalent to AACSB standards. Any student who earns a graduate degree in accounting from a Level 1 program is judged to have satisfied the educational requirements to take the CPA exam. Students who earn degrees from non-Level 1 programs must demonstrate that they have satisfied such educational requirements. 

Learning outcomes

Therefore, our MSA program’s Level 1 status makes it easier for UMass Lowell accounting graduates to eventually become Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

The MSA will prepare graduates to succeed in a competitive environment and a respected profession, one whose members continue to be in high demand from public accounting firms, financial institutions, industry, government agencies, municipalities, schools and hospitals, and charitable organizations. Most courses are available online, and the program is open to either full-time or part-time students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Intermediate Accounting 
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  •  Federal Income tax
  •  Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score (GRE scores are not accepted).
  • Three letters of recommendation from employment and/or academic sources.
  • A résumé containing appropriate background information.
  • A one-page essay highlighting academic and career goals.
  • A score report for TOEFL with a 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (Internet based) minimum must be submitted if the applicant is a citizen of a non-English speaking country or has never earned a academic degree in the United States.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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