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Carroll School of Management

Master of Science in Accounting

BC MSA Alumni Eben and Mark standing together in downtown Boston
BC MSA Alumni Eben and Mark earned top honors for their performance on the CPA exam before launching successful careers at Grant Thornton, LLP.

The MSA Program at Boston College cultivates students’ analytical abilities and promotes an in-depth understanding of the role of accounting in the world at large. The BC MSA prepares you to excell in the pursuit of your CPA and provides a strong foundation for a thriving career.

MSA Summer Program

If you earned your undergraduate degree in a subject other than accounting, the MSA Summer Program is designed to prepare you for the advanced study of accounting topics by providing a foundational education in core accounting subjects.

MSA Fall Program

If you earned an undergraduate degree in accounting, you can apply to either the MSA Summer or MSA Fall Program. Typically, the Program can be completed in two semesters, and matriculation options remain flexible if you have accepted an offer from a firm prior to the start of the Program.

* Please note: you are only eligible to apply to the MSA Fall Program IF your undergraduate degree is in accounting.

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.

As a student at the Carroll School, you benefit from small class size and remarkable access to the finest teachers and researchers in the world. Start your march towards success today and apply now.

Deadlines
 MSA Summer  December 1
 MSA/MSF  December 1
 MSA Fall*  February 1

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