The D’Amore-McKim MS in Accounting/MBA gives you not only comprehensive accounting knowledge, but also fundamental business and technical skills that will help you navigate the dramatic changes shaping the accounting industry. This combined degree will set you apart from the field—and you can earn it in just 15 months.
MS in Accounting/MBA Program Overview
We designed the MS in Accounting/MBA specifically for those who didn’t get an undergraduate degree in accounting; in fact, our students represent a wide range of majors, including theater, music, economics, and history. Employers at top accounting firms are looking for leaders with diverse experiences and points of view, which makes your unique background a valued asset.
The MS in Accounting/MBA is a lockstep program; you’ll take all courses in sequence with your classmates except for one business elective of your choice. This structure means you’ll be part of a tight-knit group that will be a personal and professional resource for you for years to come.
- Program Structure: Full-time. Students will complete nine accounting courses, seven MBA courses, four analytics courses, and one elective.
- Class Schedule: Classes are held Monday–Thursday.
- Time to Complete: 15 months.
Job placement rate over the last five years
Corporate residency placement rate
Accounting is changing at warp speed thanks to dramatic advances in technology, and firms are looking for tech-savvy leaders. To succeed in this fast-paced field, you’ll need skills that stretch beyond accounting theory and practice.
That’s why we’ve redesigned our MS in Accounting/MBA curriculum to include three important components: a comprehensive accounting curriculum, core MBA courses to round out your business perspective, and a critical four-course analytics concentration that will prepare you for the digital future of accounting. You’ll also participate in our MS in Accounting/MBA paid corporate residency, giving you invaluable experience and industry connections.
- Gain professional industry experience and expand your professional network through a paid corporate residency at a top accounting firm
- Prepare for the rise of big data accounting with a concentration in analytics
- Build an outstanding peer and alumni network you can connect to for support
- Get advanced preparation for the CPA examination
- Earn a combined degree in Business and Accounting in a format that offers substantial time and cost savings over earning two traditional degrees
Never satisfied to rest on its laurels, D’Amore-McKim is taking its MS in Accounting/MBA program up a notch by including a new four-course concentration in analytics. The move is responsive to a major shift in the accounting field that is fueled, in part, by dramatic advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies.
- GMAT/GRE required? For the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission. For more information, review our admissions policies.
- English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
- Where do I apply? Apply using this application.
- Interview required? Yes.
Classes begin in late May.
Deadlines for MS in Accounting/MBA
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At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.
Scholarships and Fellowships
D’Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.
Clubs and Organizations
Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:
The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.
Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.
We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.
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ACCT 6222 | 6 credits
ACCT 6223 | 6 credits
ACCT 6224 |6 credits
ACCT 6226 | 3 credits
ACCT 6227 | 3 credits
ACCT 6217 | 3 credits
ACCT 6228 | 3 credits
ACCT 6220 | 3 credits
HRMG 6318 |2 credits
SCHM 6318 |2 credits
MKTG 6318 | 2 credits
FINA 6318 | 2 credits
ENTR 6318 | 2 credits
STRT 6318 | 2 credits
MGMT 6211 | 2 credits
BUSN 6365 | 3 credits
ACCT 6201 | 3 credits
MISM 6210 | 3 credits
MISM 6212 | 3 credits
Any graduate-level course at D’Amore-McKim | 3 credits
Meet some of our students
“Already in the first few months as a new associate, I have felt the effects of how the corporate residency put me a step ahead of others.”
Undergraduate Degree: Information Technology
“It’s the perfect program for career changers. It provided a seamless transition from the arts to accounting.”
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“Firms are going to be looking for people with higher-level skills who have a better understanding of the big picture in business. This makes it increasingly important for students to understand [these] skills.”
Undergraduate Degree: Economics (Minor in Classical Civilizations)
“Having background in [data analytics] will able me to make essential business decisions later on in my career…and I think that side of accounting will become more and more important as time goes on.”
Undergraduate Degree: Economics and Minor in Finance
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