Learn from the best in the accounting industry. Consistently ranked as a top 10 program, our STEM-Designated Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is a 30-credit comprehensive program of study that can be tailored to fit your professional goals.
Accountants have a long history of helping stakeholders make sound business decisions. As technology evolves, markets globalize and businesses rely on data analytics in decision-making, the best accounting minds are equipped with a variety of skills to approach business differently.
Broad’s M.S. in Accounting STEM-designated program is nationally accredited and teaches students to address real-world challenges and deliver actionable solutions. In addition, the MSA program satisfies the 150 credit hour requirement for CPA certification, and many of our students complete the CPA, CISA, and CMA exam while earning their graduate degree.
Students can learn to lead in one or more of the following specialty areas:
No matter what specialty option you choose, you will learn from top minds in the field. Our award-winning, nationally recognized faculty infuse expertise and enthusiasm into each course you take. Our respected alumni, established as industry leaders, often speak to classes about emerging trends and how to apply best practices in the field. As a result, you will gain practical knowledge and skills from our community of talent.
The MSA program can be completed in just one year. Afterward, career possibilities for our graduates are endless. Our graduates work around the world in organizations of all types and sizes as consultants, partners, executives, entrepreneurs and educators. The STEM certification provides Optical Practical Training (OPT) Extension of an additional 24 months beyond the standard 12 months under OPT, for a total of 36 months of work authorization.
In the past eleven years, eleven of our students have been selected for the prestigious GASB/FASB post technical assistantship program.
An MSA degree from MSU creates endless opportunities for upward career mobility.
A graduate degree is a valuable credential to add to your resume. When raises and promotions are on the line, the degree could be the differentiator. The national median salary for 27-59 year old professionals is 32 percent higher for those with a graduate accounting degree versus those that just have an undergraduate accounting degree. In addition, the Broad MSA program prides itself in:
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We seek top scholars from the United States and around the world. Students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership abilities, community involvement and solid communication skills are encouraged to apply.Learn More
Our courses prepare students for what’s next in the accounting industry. For more information on required courses, review the curriculum.Learn More
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The Ernst & Young Communication Center is a unique and valuable resource designed to help M.S. in Accounting students develop and refine their interviewing, public speaking and writing skills.Learn More
The Master’s in Accounting program at Michigan State provides an innovative approach to education, positioning graduates for success in the business world and beyond. We train future leaders to approach business differently by enhancing their technical knowledge as well as their critical thinking, strategic problem solving, data analytics and collaborative communication skills.
To achieve this end, our unique experiential learning program includes opportunities such as the following:
For additional details on the Broad Master of Science in Accounting program at MSU, complete our brief request form. We look forward to connecting.