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Today’s accounting professionals do more than just prepare financial statements and tax returns. They develop information systems, help formulate business strategy, calculate the costs and benefits of adopting new technologies, and advise corporate leaders on business issues ranging from operational controls to international tax minimization strategies to mergers and acquisitions.

The MSA Program at Boston College prepares students to perform these and other key business functions. In addition to teaching the technical aspects of accounting, the MSA curriculum cultivates students’ analytical abilities and promotes an in-depth understanding of the role of accounting in the world at large.

The MSA program has won widespread acclaim, ranking 19th among graduate accounting programs in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report, and number one for accountancy in the 2013 Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings. Boston College has consistently placed among the top fifteen large-program institutions for CPA exam pass rates.

Students at the Carroll School have remarkable access to some of the finest teachers and researchers in the world. Our faculty members contribute to leading management journals and publications and are dedicated to skillfully educating students as well as to pursuing their own research initiatives. MSA classes are small, fostering a strong sense of community and collegiality.

Whatever the future holds for the field of accounting, an MSA degree from Boston College provides a strong foundation for a thriving career.

We invite you to learn more about the MSA program at Boston College. Request information, schedule a visit to campus, or apply today. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.


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