UConn Online MS in Accounting (MSA) - Program Brochure

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Graduate Accounting Programs

FULLY ONLINE MS in Accounting Accounting Fundamentals Certificate

Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics


Greetings! Thank you for your interest in our graduate business programs at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Ranked among the best in the world, UConn’s graduate programs offer you a progressive, comprehensive business education to enable you and other future business leaders to anticipate and effectively manage the many challenges encountered in today’s rapidlychanging world economy. Guided by a commitment for global recognition as a provider of exceptional managerial education and business leadership, UConn’s graduate programs are carefully designed and developed with active involvement from our alumni and advisors in the business community. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates are fully prepared and competitively positioned for successful careers. As you research and evaluate your options for advanced study, I encourage you to attend one of our infosessions, or to stop by one of our program offices for a personal visit. After you experience the School of Business and learn more about all we have to offer, I’m confident you’ll agree that UConn can provide you with a challenging, highly-differentiated, and affordably-priced business education that will provide the foundation for an exceptional future. Sincerely,

John A. Elliott, Ph.D. Dean & Auran J. Fox Chair in Business UConn School of Business

WHY CHOOSE UCONN’S MSA? Our MS in Accounting (MSA) is rigorous, highly respected and fully online. In fact, we have an established history of delivering academic excellence online since 2003! It is our experience, not all online programs are the same. Students in the program discover convenience and flexibility that come from the asynchronous delivery, making pursuit of the degree/certificate, while simultaneously balancing personal and professional schedules, all the more possible. Our program has been a top choice for experienced professionals who frequently must travel for work, military personnel or their spouses, students needing to acquire additional credits in pursuit of the CPA or even professionals who are already licensed CPAs seeking to update their skill sets. Bottom line? UConn’s MSA offers a prestigious, flexible, response-driven graduate accounting education that students can immediately apply to their positions.



10 courses (30 credits) 2 are required, the remaining 8 are electives

Have a Bachelor’s degree as an Accounting major OR have taken 6 accounting pre-requisites

Flexible Online FT or PT format


Program runs 3 full 12-week semesters a year. Students may complete program in as little as 8-12 months. Average is 1.5 years

Minimum 3.0 GPA

The MSA program offers qualifying students the additional accounting educational requirements necessary for the CPA licensure in most states

120-180 students active in program

GMAT score of 500 or better may be waived PROGRAM STATS

Graduate about 100 students a year Student body consists of 50% non-traditional students and 50% recent graduates

PROGRAM ENTRY Applications accepted for all three semesters on rolling basis



Eligible for Federal Financial Aid




ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE 4 courses (12 credits) – fully online When completed successfully may transfer up to 2 courses into MSA (reducing MSA from 10-8 courses to complete) ELIGIBILITY Have a Bachelor’s degree and have taken two accounting pre-requisites: Intro to Financial Accounting and Intro to Managerial Accounting PROGRAM ENTRY • Typically fall semester (take 2 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring) • Minimum 3.0 GPA • GMAT score of 500 or better may be waived PROGRAM STATS 25-30 students active in program For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program,and other important information, please visit our website at www.accountingfundamentals.uconn.edu

ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS 4 courses (12 credits) – fully online May receive in conjunction with the MSA when 4 courses are taken as part of electives towards the MSA ELIGIBILITY Have a Bachelor’s degree as an Accounting major or have taken 6 accounting pre-requisites PROGRAM ENTRY • Typically fall but may enter in spring (take 2 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring) • Minimum 3.0 GPA • GMAT and Recommendation NOT required This certificate is not eligible for FAFSA


We are dually AACSB accredited.

RANKED #11 – U.S. News & World Report 2021

• Flexible, Asychronous, Collaborative, & Consistently High-Ranking • A benefit of an online education is that students learn and become comfortable with communicating, meeting, and collaborating with people all over the world using various technological platforms. • You can live almost anywhere in the world and receive a graduate certificate or degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut! • We’re very affordable: $925 per credit ($2775 per course)


“I did a lot of research looking for an online MS in Accounting. Based on its reputation, course offerings, and affordability, I felt that choosing the program from UConn was a no-brainer. I didn’t see anything else that came close to it.” – Jackson Perry, Graduate MSA 2018, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army

“I have always felt like I have had access to my professors, there is always the content that I needed and was able to easily find. I have also been able to interact with other students which I didn’t really take in to account how important that aspect would be but it really is good to have another person, a peers point of view. I am a mom, I work FT, I recently took a promotion, had to work a lot of overtime so I can do it whenever I need to and it just works.” – Lacey Domingue, Senior Accountant, MSA Graduate 2018

“The UConn MSA program has a lot to offer, one of those things is being able to manage your time the way you want to. If you want to travel, if you want to have a job, if you want to visit family halfway around the world you can do that and be online and attend your class at the same time.” – Elvis Methoxha, Audit Associate, MSA Graduate 2017


For more information or to apply please visit: www.msaccounting.uconn.edu

UConn complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Contact: Office of Institutional Equity; (860) 486-2943; equity@uconn. edu; http://www.equity.uconn.edu.