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 December; a graduation ceremony is held at the end of the summer term for all graduates from that calendar year.

GMAT Requirement

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.

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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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 Students14%
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

Timothy Gagnon

Associate Teaching Professor, Accounting

Peggy O’Kelly

Principal Lecturer, Accounting; Concentration Coordinator, Accounting Group

Timothy J. Rupert

Professor, Accounting; Accounting Group Chair

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

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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.