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Advance Your Career With a Master of Science in Accounting From MSU

Accountants have a long history of helping businesses and organizations make effective plans and decisions. But as technology evolves, accounting professionals must be ready to keep up and take advantage of new tools and approaches.

Whether you’re interested in growing your accounting skills, you’d like to advance in your career, or anything in between, a Master of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University can help you meet your professional goals while allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests.

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M.S. in Accounting Graduate Handbook

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30 Credits

12 Months

An Accounting Graduate Program Designed for Professionals Like You

Learn to address real-world challenges — and deliver actionable solutions. Expand your career possibilities. Add valuable credentials to your resume. Hone crucial skills for accounting and develop new ones, too. Do all this — and more — through MSU’s Master of Science in Accounting program.

Our MSA degree program graduates are advanced accounting professionals, business and data analysts, collaborative communicators, critical thinkers and strategic problem-solvers.

When you complete our accounting graduate program, you’ll join the ranks of our successful alumni who work around the world for organizations of all types and sizes as consultants, partners, executives, entrepreneurs, educators and more.

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Why Earn Your Accounting Master’s Degree at MSU?

When you pursue your accounting master’s degree at MSU, you’re joining a nationally accredited, STEM-designated program. This STEM certification provides you with an Optical Practical Training Extension of an additional 24 months beyond the standard 12 months, for a total of 36 months of work authorization.

Our MSA degree program also satisfies the 150 credit hour requirement for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification — and many of our students complete the CPA and other certifications while earning their graduate degree, should you wish to do the same.

Modern skills for the future

Enhance your technical knowledge as you hone skills for critical thinking, problem-solving, data analytics and collaborative communication through our MSA degree program.

As an accounting master’s degree candidate at MSU, you’ll also develop career-relevant skills in data mining, modeling, forecasting, statistics, analysis and others — and learn how to apply what you’ve learned to create real-world solutions.

Throughout our accounting graduate program, you’ll also find several options to practice what you learn through unique experiential learning opportunities, including data visualization workshops, team case studies, advanced Excel workshops, improvisational speaking training and more.

Study what interests you most

Are you looking for an MSA degree that allows you to focus your studies on a specific specialty area? Look no further than MSU. When you join our Master of Science in Accounting program, you can learn to lead in one or more specialty areas, including information systems, public and corporate accounting, taxation, or transaction services (mergers and acquisitions).

World-class instructors

No matter which specialty option you choose to pursue, as an accounting master’s degree candidate at MSU, you’ll take courses with top minds in the field. Our award-winning, nationally recognized faculty bring their expertise, enthusiasm and firsthand experience to the classroom to help you connect the dots between what you learn and how to apply it.

Throughout our accounting graduate program, you’ll also learn from our respected alumni and other established industry leaders who’ll discuss emerging trends, how to apply best practices in the field and more.

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Please email or schedule an appointment with the program director to discuss any advising questions.

At MSU, we seek top scholars from the United States and around the world to pursue our programs — our accounting master’s degree program included. If you are a student who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership abilities, community involvement and solid communication skills, we encourage you to apply to our accounting graduate program.

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At MSU, our advanced accounting courses and others prepare students like you for what’s next in the accounting industry. For more information on required courses, please review our curriculum.

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At MSU, we have a variety of resources to help you as you explore financing your Master of Science in Accounting.

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The Ernst & Young Communication Center is an exclusive and valuable resource designed to help MSA degree candidates like you develop and refine skills for interviewing, public speaking and writing.

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For additional details about the Master of Science in Accounting program at MSU, please complete our brief request form. We look forward to connecting with you.

Contact Information

  • M.S. in Accounting Program
  • Department of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business College Complex
  • 632 Bogue St Rm N270
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 432-0951
  • @MSUMSAccounting