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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Accounting



Professional Photo of BC MSA Alumni Eben and Mark 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 excel in the pursuit of your CPA and provides a strong foundation for a thriving career.

The MSA program has won widespread acclaim with U.S. News and World Report ranking the program #16 out of 35 ranked programs in "Best Grad Schools Business, Accounting Speciality" 2017.

The Carroll School is also ranked #13 nationally in CPA exam pass rates for first-time takers. The CPA exam pass rate for first-time test takers graduating from Boston College is +82.5% compared to 55% of first-time test takers across the country (CPA exam pass rates include both graduating seniors and MSA students).



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.



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.

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. Request more information, schedule a visit to campus, and apply now.