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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

MSA Summer Program

Undergraduate students and working professionals whose degrees are not in accounting begin the Carroll School’s MSA Program in June. Students matriculate through one summer and two academic semesters, typically completing between 10 and 14 courses. Required coursework is determined by faculty through the review of the student's academic transcripts. 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.

BUSINESS COURSES
CREDITS
Economics/Micro-Economics
3
Financial Management 3
Statistics 3
Business Law (U.S. based)
3
ACCOUNTING COURSES
CREDITS
Accounting Information Systems 3
Financial Accounting Practice I
3
Financial Accounting Practice II 3
Internal Cost Management and Controls 3
Federal Taxation (U.S. based)
3
Financial Auditing (U.S. based)
3
CORE COURSES CREDITS
Taxes and Management Decisions 3
Financial Statement Analysis 3
Assurance and Consulting Services 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS/COURSES 39/13

* Students may reduce the total number of courses required if any of the above-listed Foundation courses are completed before matriculation into the MSA Program.

In addition, those students who have yet to take an undergraduate level Financial Accounting course (or the equivalent thereof) must enroll in a 1-credit prerequisite Accounting Primer Workshop offered at the start of their course of study at Boston College.

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.