Early: March 1 Junior Year
Regular: March 1 Senior Year
Regular: December 1
The Master of Science in Accounting is an intensive, one-year program in which you will work in student teams, tackling collaborative learning exercises, case analyses, presentations, and consulting projects.
It’s well worth the effort: 95 percent of MSA students receive job offers within 90 days of graduation.
The MSA curriculum includes the following:
MSA students take a minimum of 30 credit hours for graduation. Our flexible curriculum allows you to pick and choose courses in assurance, data analytics, risk management, and/or taxation. You decide your appropriate mix of elective courses. The 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states is satisfied. Learn more about the MSA plan of study and see course descriptions.
Each fall, MSA student teams (commingled with 3/2 MBA second-year students) engage in a semester-long field consulting project for an area business. This allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world business issues in a team setting.
Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings run by Deloitte professionals during the spring semester to prepare for a two-day trip to New York City in early March. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of hot topics and career paths in the public accounting/assurance profession. During the trip, students will meet with various public accounting and assurance resources. Previous trips have included visits to the AICPA, PCAOB, Federal Reserve, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, a GAP Alumni panel, and shared insights from prominent Deloitte clients.
Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings during the spring semester to prepare for a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. in early March. Students have the opportunity to meet with policy makers in the legislative and executive branches of government, administrators of federal agencies such as the SEC and the PCAOB, and a variety of other key stakeholders such as accounting firm and financial association leaders; lobbyists and advocacy specialists; taxation and benefits professionals; think-tank economics, tax, and budget scholars; and more.
Discover how graduate accounting students at the Kelley School of Business can help your business solve a specific challenge with a field consulting project.