Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.C.) from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business does more than prepare students for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. In this degree program, designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in business, students build the foundation for an accounting career, prepare for the CPA exam and develop the networks required for success. Students also can tailor their learning to a specific area of interest through a choice of electives, and have the opportunity to explore career options through the assistance of a dedicated career advisor. Students learn from full-time faculty who are experts in their fields and have strong relationships with large public accounting firms and regional accounting firms.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is expected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Jobs for accountants and auditors are also expected to increase by 11 percent. The M.S.A.C degree prepares students for financially rewarding roles in these areas that include job titles such as auditor, budget analyst, , controller, director of operation, , financial analyst, forensic accountant, personal financial advisor and VP of operations. Seton Hall has a six-month post-graduation employment rate of 90 percent, a number significantly higher than the national average. Graduates of Seton Hall’s M.S.A.C program are actively recruited by the Big Four and other prominent public and private accounting firms, and our alumni are employed at prestigious organizations that include EY, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Prudential and New York Life.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts
    • A bachelors degree

    School Overview

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University maintains a long-standing reputation of proven academic excellence combined with a rich Catholic heritage. The regionally-accredited university commits to quality and affordable education offering online programs that provide added flexibility for working professionals and adult students. Online graduate programs range from studies in healthcare and nursing to accounting and business administration.

    Through online programs SHU offers an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. The University engages in a mission to cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to civic good.


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