The Professional Accountant’s Choice for Career Advancement
To sit for the CPA Exam in New Jersey, applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours in accounting and taxation and at least 24 credit hours in non-accounting, business courses. These requirements can be satisfied by any combination of undergraduate and graduate credits. Applicants from other states should become familiar with their state’s individual CPA Exam requirements at www.nasba.org.
In today’s complex accounting environment, advanced technical knowledge in a chosen specialty can facilitate your ongoing career advancement and your earning potential as a professional accountant. The online M.S. in Professional Accounting (M.S.P.A.) from Seton Hall, designed specifically for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting, provides the specialized accounting knowledge you need to meet your long-term goals.
- 30 credits
- Complete in 18 months
- Tailor your curriculum
Seton Hall’s practical M.S.P.A. curriculum emphasizes communication, analytical thinking and ethics-centered leadership. You will learn advanced accounting practices using real-world case studies, enterprise applications, discussions with industry professionals and peers, and a capstone project. The program additionally gives you the opportunity to create a focus in your area of interest to tailor your learning to your career goals.
When you earn your online M.S.P.A. from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, you will prepare for CPA licensure as you continue to advance your accounting skills. Additionally, you will benefit from studying in a highly respected program that is among the 1 percent worldwide to earn both business and accounting accreditation from the AACSB.
Build practical knowledge using case studies, enterprise applications and discussions with industry professionals and peers.
Program Learning Outcomes
In this M.S.P.A. program, you will:
- Develop strong research skills.
- Build a foundation in the uniform commercial code.
- Gain exposure to the basic areas of taxation for business entities.
- Study an array of advanced accounting topics, including international accounting, accounting information systems, financial statement analysis and other subjects.
- Develop the written communication, presentation, technology, analytical and problem-solving skills you need to begin and sustain an accounting career.
- Learn to recognize and effectively respond to ethical issues you might confront in your accounting practice.