Why PlusOne MS in Accounting?

The PlusOne MS in Accounting provides rigorous training in accounting along with additional credit hours required for CPA licensure. You will learn from an esteemed faculty, many of whom are also full-time practitioners, upholding professional careers in the accounting and tax industries.

  • Two Tracks: Specialize your studies in either audit or tax.
  • Start Early: Your first graduate classes will begin in the second summer term before your senior year. Talk to your undergraduate advisor about the prerequisites that must be completed prior to starting graduate classes.
  • Gain a Competitive Edge: Jobs for accountants are expected to grow by 13% by 2022, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even during the worst of the Great Recession, unemployment among CPAs was less than half the national average.
  • Credits Towards CPA Licensure: Earn the additional credit hours required to pursue your CPA license.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree and MS in Accounting Concurrently

You can get started on your MS in Accounting as an undergraduate with the D’Amore-McKim PlusOne Program. Designed for academically outstanding students, the program allows you to take up to a total of 14 graduate credits during your senior year and apply those credits toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. You will take eight of these credits in the summer 2 term between your junior and senior years and six credits in the fall semester of your senior year.

The first step is to talk with your undergraduate advisor and an advisor for the MS in Accounting program. Ideally, you will start these conversations during your sophomore year or the first term of your junior year so that you are prepared to enroll in the appropriate classes during the summer of your junior year.

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Full Application Requirements

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Requirements for Application

3.0

minimum cumulative GPA

3.25

minimum accounting GPA

1

successfully completed co-op

Curriculum

Download the curriculum map to view the typical timeline of the program.

Prerequisites

ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting I
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting II

A course from the tax or audit specialization:

ACCT 4412Auditing and Other Assurance Services
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination Planning
ACCT 3304Business Law and Professional Ethics

The other course not completed from the following:

ACCT 4412Auditing and Other Assurance Services
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination and Planning

Required Graduate Courses

ACCT 6204Multinational Business Combinations
ACCT 6253Ethics in Accounting
ACCT 6216Government & Non-Profit Accounting

Two Track Electives

ACCT 5256Internal Auditing
ACCT 5255Forensic Accounting

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ACCT 5230Federal Taxation Issues
ACCT 5232Estate & Gift Taxation
ACCT 6207Contemporary & Emerging Issues
ACCT 6203Business Entity Taxation
ACCT 6229Foreign Currency Transactions
ACCT 6254Accounting Research & Communication

Two Track Electives

ACCT 6205Auditing in a Big Data Environment
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance

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ACCT 6231Corporations & Shareholders
ACCT 6235Partners & Partnerships

Frequently Asked Questions

There may be certificate options for you. Please contact our office for more information.
Yes, your Undergraduate Advisor is a resource to you in planning for the program. They will be able to help you map out prerequisites, overlapping credit, co-op cycles, and graduation date.
Early planning is always encouraged. The ideal timeframe for planning is sometime during your Sophomore year. If you have a lot of transfer credit or an accelerated graduation timeline, you will want to plan sooner. If you discover this opportunity after your Sophomore year, your Academic Advisor can still work with you to plan the program into your curriculum, however, options may be limited.
Meeting with an advisor is mandatory. Feel free to contact us prior to submitting your application, or we will contact you once your application has been submitted. (To schedule an appointment, please call us at 617.373.3244 or email us at gspa@northeastern.edu.)
The 30-credit MS in Accounting can be applied toward a future MBA. Students who pursue a part-time MBA once they’ve completed the MSA would be halfway toward completing the 60-credit MBA!

Meet our Students

“Today, I am proud to say that I was able to graduate from undergrad in four and a half years with over one year of full-time work experience at a Big Four accounting firm, and half of my master’s degree already complete,” says Secchia.

“I was able to leverage the analytical skills I learned through my education in accounting to pursue a new career in talent acquisition,” says Fingar.

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