specialized track options


credits toward an MBA

Program snapshot


Full time, Boston campus

Class Begins

Late May



GMAT Requirement

Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.

Eligible for International Student Visa?

Yes. This program is F-1 visa compliant.

Average Class Size

50-60 students per cohort

Class Schedule

Monday–Thursday daytime classes; some evening classes

Time to Complete

7 months


Degrees are conferred in December; a graduation ceremony is held in August or September for all graduates from that calendar year.

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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 Students17%
Average Work ExperienceLess than 1 year
Qualified for the GMAT waiver91 % of students

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.


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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.