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Master of Science in Accountancy

Invest in Your Future With Our Master’s in Accountancy

Discover your pathway to becoming a skilled accountant and a trusted professional in the world of finance with the Master of Science in Accountancy from Saint Peter’s University. Our comprehensive program equips you with the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in the ever-evolving field of accounting.

Our master’s in accountancy program stands out with its distinctive focus on risk management and compliance, preparing you to tackle the growing complexities of the corporate landscape. With many states now requiring 150 total credits to sit for the CPA exam, our master of accountancy degree—when combined with a 120 credit-hour undergraduate accounting degree—fulfills the necessary course hours.

Saint Peter’s also offers a combined master’s in accountancy and Master of Business Administration option, allowing you to expand your knowledge in accounting, risk management and compliance while complementing the skills gained in the MBA program.

Master of Science in Accountancy at a Glance

Concentrations: Cyber Security, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Risk Management or Business Analytics

Course Format: On-campus classes at our Jersey City Campus with some hybrid/online courses available

Program Duration: 30 credits: A full-time student taking 18 credits/year should complete in 2 years or less. Summer term available.

Calendar: Trimester (11 weeks)

Accelerated B.S./BSBA to MSA

Unlock your accounting career faster with Saint Peter’s Accelerated B.S./BSBA to MSA programs. In just five years, you can earn your undergraduate degree in business administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy, providing you with a competitive edge in the job market. With these programs, you’ll experience:

  • Accelerated learning: Earn your master’s in accountancy faster, saving you valuable time without compromising on the quality of education.
  • Seamless transition: Transition seamlessly from your undergraduate studies to a master’s degree program, ensuring a smooth and efficient educational path.
  • Enhanced employability: Gain a master of accountancy degree earlier, making you a sought-after candidate for high-demand accounting positions and increasing your earning potential.
  • Cost and time savings: Save money on tuition and reduce the overall cost of education by completing both an undergraduate degree and master’s in accountancy in a shorter time frame.

For more details and specific course offerings, explore the following options:

Why Choose the Master’s in Accountancy From Saint Peter’s?

Our comprehensive Master of Science in Accountancy program is thoughtfully designed to prepare you for real-world success. With our graduate degree in accountancy, you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop strong teamwork and communication skills for effective collaboration
  • Understand and apply ethical principles in accounting contexts
  • Analyze complex problems and provide strategic solutions
  • Make data-driven decisions through analytical reasoning

As a master of accounting student, you’ll learn from dedicated instructors, including a former CFO, who bring extensive industry knowledge to the classroom. They’ll guide you in real-world financial decision-making, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Additionally, our master’s degree in accountancy places a strong emphasis on practical experience. Through hands-on projects, research opportunities and internships with renowned firms like Deloitte, you’ll apply classroom knowledge to actual accounting challenges to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

A Future-Focused Master’s in Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy program at Saint Peter’s offers numerous professional benefits. You’ll gain access to an expansive professional network, facilitated through connections with prestigious organizations such as the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. This invaluable network opens doors to potential employers and experienced mentors, enriching your career prospects.
Moreover, as a master’s in accountancy student and graduate, you’ll receive robust career support. Our Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning offers guidance and resources for lifelong professional development. This commitment to career development has resulted in an outstanding 95 percent job placement rate for our graduates, emphasizing the program’s effectiveness in preparing students for successful careers in the field of accounting.

Career Opportunities for Master of Accounting Graduates

Saint Peter’s Master of Science in Accountancy is designed for individuals with a passion for accounting and a desire to excel in the field. Whether you’re a recent graduate seeking specialized knowledge or a working professional aiming to take your career to the next level, this program is ideal for you. With our graduate degree in accountancy, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue diverse career paths in accounting, including:

  • Public accounting: Work with clients in various industries, offering auditing, tax and advisory services.
  • Private accounting: Join corporate finance teams, managing financial records and providing crucial insights for decision-making.
  • Governmental accounting: Contribute to the financial stability and transparency of government agencies at local, state or federal levels.
  • Nonprofit accounting: Make a meaningful impact by managing the finances of nonprofit organizations, ensuring resources are used effectively.

Jump-Start Your Accounting Career Today

Prepare yourself for a successful career in accounting by enrolling in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Saint Peter’s University today.
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