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Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Program Details

The online M.S. in Professional Accounting (M.S.P.A.) 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 professionals with an undergraduate degree in accounting, students tailor their learning to their career goals through the ability to select 18 of 30 required credits as electives. They build the specialized, advanced accounting knowledge and professional connections required for career advancement. Students learn from full-time faculty who are in-demand consultants and have strong relationships with large public accounting firms and regional accounting firms.

The Stillman School of Business is among the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide to receive both business and accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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.P.A. degree prepares graduates for financially rewarding roles in these areas that include job titles such as auditor, budget analyst, controller, director of operations, 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.P.A. 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, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential and New York Life.

Requirements

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

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)