Academic Details


specialized track options


credits toward an MBA

Program snapshot


Full time, Boston campus

Class Begins

Late May



Class Schedule

Monday–Thursday daytime classes; some evening classes

Time to Complete

7 months


Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December with a graduation ceremony held at the end of the spring term. Learn more about commencement.

GMAT Requirement

Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is currently test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores. For more information, review our admissions policies.

F-1 visa compliant?

Yes, full-time study is compliant with F-1 visa requirements.

STEM Designated?


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

No. CPT is not offered at this time, but you'll have opportunities to gain valuable U.S. professional experience through select courses.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Yes. International students on an F-1 visa may become eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their program.

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Choose your track

Acquire in-demand skills for a career in audit and assurance.

Master the complexities of tax law and planning.

About our students

Average over the past three years

International Students21%
Average Work ExperienceLess than 1 year
Average GPA3.50

The MSA program at Northeastern sets a truly professional environment for students. My fellow classmates seem more like colleagues. Everyone in the program actually wants to be there. The people that surround me every day are just as eager to learn and develop their careers as I am. Being around people who are of the same mentality pushes me to really challenge myself.


Featured Faculty

Peggy O'Kelly

Principal Lecturer, Accounting; Concentration Coordinator, Accounting Group

Timothy J. Rupert

Professor, Accounting; Accounting Group Chair

Timothy Gagnon

Associate Teaching Professor, Accounting

See all faculty who regularly teach in the MS in Accounting program.

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Angela Mittiga

Associate Director of Graduate Advising, Graduate School of Professional Accounting

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Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment.