Master of Science in Accounting


The Master of Science in Accounting degree program provides a tailored educational experience that encourages:

  • A globally oriented, interdisciplinary focus.
  • A balanced conceptual and pragmatic approach.
  • Development of written and oral communication skills.
  • Refinement of research and analytical skills that results in enhanced decision making abilities.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning.

The program prepares leaders to develop the professional skills identified by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants deemed essential for providing the core accounting services across various fields, including corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation, internal audit, government/nonprofit, and ERP/SAP systems. Upon completion of the program, students may be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, provided they meet the requirements of each state’s board of public accountancy. For additional details visit

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Accounting

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

The Flex Program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace and tailor their degree in preparation for specific career goals by selecting electives from various fields, including corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation services, internal audit, and governmental accounting. The purpose of the program is to equip students with the technical tools and professional communication skills needed to practice in various professional accounting fields as well as prepare them to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, subject to the requirements of each state's board of public accountancy. Admission to the program occurs in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

The Cohort Program is a two-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. It is designed for students from various backgrounds to gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in public accounting. The purpose of the program is to develop effective leaders in professional accounting by adopting a holistic approach that focuses on accounting knowledge as well as communication and leadership skills. Special tuition, fees, and admissions requirements apply and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees. Admission to the program occurs only in the Fall semester.

MS in Accounting Fact Sheet

MS in Accounting Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Mary Guan
(972) 883-5031
Director, MS Accounting Flex Program
800 W. Campbell Road SM20

Steve Solcher
(972) 883-5895
Assistant Director, MS Accounting Cohort Program
Office: JSOM 3.619

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions in various fields such as: Management accounting in public or private sectors, financial planner, financial analyst, and other careers in taxation and external/internal auditing services.  Upon completion of the MS in Accounting degree program, students may sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, provided they meet the requirements.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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