Accounting, M.S.

This program is offered by the Accounting (Academic) Department

Program Description

The MSA@CCSU-Putting You on the Path to Success... and the CPA!

Our MSA program is designed to prepare you for a successful career, and part of that process is preparing you to pass the CPA exam.

Flexible course scheduleshybrid and online courses, and evening class hours make this an ideal program for working professionals.

Our faculty have a breadth of practical business experience that enriches their academic expertise, they bring the business world into the classroom. You'll find that they are superb educators! 

While their first calling is teaching, faculty also consult for many businesses in the Hartford area, creating a supportive network for sharing ideas, internships, and job opportunities.

Program Details

The MS in Accounting program is a program requiring 30 credits to complete. This program includes six required courses and four elective courses. Numerous required and elective courses are offered throughout the year, with most electives offered during fall and spring semesters.

Full-time students can complete the program in one calendar year by attending classes during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Part-time students can complete the program in 18 months by completing two courses each session for five consecutive semesters.

Interested students should apply now.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced accounting issues and theories, and be able to use technologies for financial decisions and reporting. A graduate will be able to interpret and apply accounting standards to solve complex business problems.
  2. Inquiry is a systematic process of exploring issues/objects/works through the collection and analysis of evidence that result in informed conclusions/judgments. A graduate will have developed the inquiry skills to break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  3. Quantitative Learning, also known as numeracy or quantitative reasoning is a "habit of mind," competency, and comfort in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong quantitative literacy skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts. A graduate will have acquired the ability to understand and create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats such as words, tables, and graphs.
  4. Ethical reasoning is reasoning about right and wrong human conduct, requiring students to be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas, and consider the ramifications of alternative actions. A graduate's ethical self-identity will evolve as they practice ethical decision-making skills and learn how to describe and analyze positions on ethical issues.