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Carroll School of Management

Curriculum for Accounting Majors

Students who majored in accounting at the undergraduate level may begin the MSA program at Boston College in either June or September. Students who start in June typically complete their studies over one summer and one fall semester, while students who begin in September complete the program over two academic semesters and one summer. Matriculation options remain flexible for students who accept an offer with a firm prior to the start of the Program.

Each student receives a personalized MSA course worksheet upon entering the program. Based on the student’s undergraduate transcript, the worksheet lists the specific courses the student must take to fulfill the MSA degree.

CORE COURSES
CREDITS
Taxes and Management Decisions
3
Financial Statement Analysis 3
Assurance and Consulting Services 3
ELECTIVE COURSES
CREDITS
Accounting Electives (3)
9
Non-Accounting Electives (4)
12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS/COURSES
30/10

*Students must take at least two accounting-related electives

NOTE: If you are interested in taking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, required courses vary by state. For specific CPA requirements by state, please visit the "Exams" section of the NASBA website.

COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT
The Carroll School is committed to instilling a strong sense of community service in its students.  In an effort to align this commitment with the program, all MSA students must fulfill a requirement of 10 hours of service to others through meaningful work as volunteers.