MS in Accounting

Extrapolate the Possibilities.

CCSU’s innovative MS in Accounting gives an in-depth, working knowledge of advanced accounting issues and emerging technologies most relevant in today’s business environment. Graduates succeed in a wide range of professional accounting careers in public accounting, industry, and government. This program prepares you to meet the educational requirements  for CPA licensure in Connecticut. 

Program Features

  • Starts in spring and fall
  • 30-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes offered evenings on campus and online
  • Small class sizes with flexible schedules
  • Aligned with current CPA academic standards
  • Curriculum capitalizes on emerging technological trends and analytics
  • On-campus recruitment by major CPA employers
  • Faculty hold doctoral degrees and have significant industry experience
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT/GRE required in most cases

Program Options

General Accounting

Understand the theories behind accounting standards and practices, fund accounting concepts, and appropriate activities of individual funds. Learn details about audit planning, risk analysis, assessing internal control, executing audit procedures to substantiate validity of key financial accounts, and presenting audit findings in a final audit report. 

Business Analytics Track

Learn to transform enterprise-wide data into meaningful and useful information using business intelligence. Gain a firm foundation of analysis of data, probability theory, statistical inference and more. Understand how to appropriately apply modeling of business processes such as analyzing, documenting, and assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.


The role of today’s professional accountant is evolving. Our MSA curriculum prepares students to become CPAs offering enhanced knowledge of developing technologies and skills suited for these uncertain times. The MSA emphasizes analytics as well as courses that focus on the newly identified disciplines in the 2024 licensure model.

Mary McCarthy, PHD, CPA, CFA Department Chair 

Did You Know?

CCSU graduates from this program get hired by international, national, regional, and local accounting firms, as well as large public corporations.


What You'll Gain

  • Mastery of advanced accounting issues and theories for financial decision making
  • Ability to report and resolve complex business problems
  • Proficiency in collection, analysis, and evaluation of information to make sound business decisions
  • Ethical reasoning skills to assess the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of situations, approach dilemmas from a variety of perspectives, and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.
  • Development of the highest standards of integrity, independence, and objectivity, as well as code of conduct standards in the profession