Public, Private, and Forensic Tracks. Enrolling Now, Classes Begin September 14, 2020
From public accounting firms, to nonprofits, to companies large and small, there is a critical need for accounting and financial professionals who are motivated problem solvers and have a thorough understanding of best practices.
The Master of Science in Accounting at Bay Path University was designed to give students a unique advantage and skills that can be leveraged in many career paths including auditing, management consulting, financial accounting & reporting, management accounting, financial analysis, tax preparation, and forensic accounting.
OUR MS IN accounting PROGRAM has: • concentrations in
Public (Tax & Audit), Private, or Forensic Accounting • Individualized advisement and career coaching from full-time, academically and professionally (CPA) certified
faculty • Studies customized for state-specific CPA requirements
• Opportunities for busy season internships
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What concentrations are offered?
Choose from 3 career-focused concentrations:
When can I start the program?
Classes start every April, May, July, September, and November, if you begin the program in April or May it may be possible to finish in
Is the program online?
Courses are offered 100% online, with on ground support
How does the program run?
schedule with no classes during the accounting “Busy Season” (January - Mid-April) Flexible 30 credit program, complete in 8, 12, or 24 months, see our
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my degree?
Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.
Will I have access to learning resources?
How can I schedule an appointment to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path University offers accounting programs at the bachelors and masters levels designed to help students prepare to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam. Please note that students cannot earn a CPA certification/license simply by earning a college degree.
According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website, you should first determine where you plan to sit for the CPA exam, since the education and experience requirements to sit for the CPA exam* and to be a licensed CPA** are different for every state. As a result, Bay Path University strongly encourages that you review the CPA exam and licensure requirements and criteria in your state.
*Requirements to sit for the CPA exam (by state):
**Requirements to sit for the CPA exam and to obtain a CPA license (by state):
Your guide to the field of accounting.
This video features five MSCPA members who share their professional journeys.
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With Bay Path's 3 +1 program, you can earn your bachelor's and master's degree in 4 years--saving you time and money.
Kara Stevens, Program Director, was named one of BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 for 2016.
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Kara Stevens was recognized as 1 of 6 “2015 Women to Watch,” and named an “Emerging Leader,” by the MSCPA.
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The professors were very understanding and willing to provide support in any shape or form in order to get the student to where they needed to be. ”
Scholarships are available for grad accounting students who are attending a college or university in Massachusetts.
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) offers CMA (Certified Management Accountant) Scholarships.
This Master’s program gives us the foundation to stop and ask questions that focus on accounting in a deeper sense.”
A Career that's in-demand
The need for accountants is expected to increase drastically over the next 10 years. In May 2019, the median salary for an accountant in Massachusetts was $79K.