For those without an accounting background, our MS in Accounting/MBA dual degree program will get you on the fast track to a career in accounting. In just 15 months you will earn two degrees while gaining the skills, expertise, and confidence to walk right in and start working at a top accounting firm.
With an MS in Accounting/MBA, students earn two degrees, gain meaningful business experience through a three-month paid corporate residency at a leading accounting firm, and graduate prepared to take the CPA exam. Our cohort model means classmates will start the program together, take the same classes, and graduate at the same time. As part of the program, students will complete a three-month paid residency from January through March at a regional, national, or Big Four accounting firm. Students also benefit from Northeastern's proven track record. 99% of our MSA/MBA graduates from the last three years have been offered full-time employment from the firms where they completed their corporate residency. And 100% of our MS in Accounting/MBA graduates over the last three years have been offered full-time jobs at regional, national, and Big Four accounting firms.
- This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
- Allows non-accounting majors to earn two degrees—an MS in Accounting and an MBA—in just 15 months
- Three-month paid corporate residency at a leading accounting firm
- Prepares graduates to take the CPA exam
- Over the last three years, 100% of students who applied for positions at leading accounting firms have been hired
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International—the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
- Application Form
- Application Fee
- Personal Statement
- Current Resume
- Two Letters of Professional Recommendation
- Academic Transcript(s)
- GMAT or GRE Results
- Permanent Residency Card (if applicable)
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores are required (with some exceptions) for students whose undergraduate instruction was conducted in a language other than English.
November 15 - final deadline for international applicants.
Classes begin in May, and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Master of Science in Accounting Requirements
Master of Business Administration Requirements
At the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, our integration of academic thinking with authentic experiential learning opportunities has created a unique educational model that defines the standard for business education’s future.
3-Month Corporate Residency at an Accounting Firm: During the busiest time of the year—January through March—our MSA/MBA students will work in a three-month paid corporate residency at a top accounting firm. In this role, they will have the one-on-one guidance of a seasoned mentor, where an exchange of ideas and insights will be mutually beneficial. 99% of our MSA/MBA graduates from the last three years have been offered full-time employment from the firms where they completed their residencies. And 100% of our students have been offered full-time positions at leading accounting firms upon graduation.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Business alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- Ernst & Young
What They Do
What They're Skilled At
- Strategic Planning
- Consultation Services
- Data Analytics
- Client Services
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