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Seton Hall University - Master of Science in Accounting

Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business offers online Master of Science in Accounting designed for those students who have graduated from non-accounting business programs or who have a non-business bachelor’s degree and seek to move into the field of accounting. Students in this program are required to complete non-credit-bearing prerequisites if these requirements have not already been met. Program graduates can go on to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

This 100% online program does not require any campus visits and is designed to be completed in 18 months. Students are required to submit GMAT or GRE test scores with the application. A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for qualified applicants. In addition, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a resume are required. Students may begin the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer.

The MS in Accounting courses are delivered asynchronously with set deadlines for assessments and assignments. A variety of multimedia tools help make online courses interactive and engaging. Students and professors communicate through online chat and discussion posts, Skype, email or telephone. In addition, students have access to all student resources including technical support, student coordinators, academic support, career services, and library services.

The Master of Science in Accounting comprises 30 credits of which 21 are required and 9 are elective. Prerequisites include Accounting Pre-Qualifier and Legal Studies Pre-Qualifier. Prerequisite courses are self-paced, non-credit courses. Students may have these courses waived due to prior education or have the opportunity to complete challenge exams. Required MS in Accounting courses include Financial Reporting; Cost Accounting; Essentials of Federal Taxation; Auditing Standards and Problems; Financial Accounting Seminar or Tax Research; and Commercial Law. Elective choices include International Accounting; Advanced Accounting; Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; and Enterprise-Wide Accounting Information Systems II.

Seton Hall University is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE) and its accounting degree programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Seton Hall University: Stillman School of Business

Programs: Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Professional Accounting
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Master of Science in Accounting

Program Highlights
  • Students can tailor their degree to their specific interest including taxation, financial accounting or enterprise resource planning systems
  • Emphasis on hands-on activities builds real-world skills
  • Designed for students with a non-accounting bachelor's degree
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Financial Reporting; Essentials of Federal Taxation; Commercial Law; Cost Accounting; Auditing Standards and Problems
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered asynchronously with set deadlines for assessments and assignments, and communication takes place via online chat and discussion posts, Skype, email or telephone
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 18 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GMAT or GRE required (waiver available)
Work Experience: Resume required with application
Tuition Costs: ~$38,370 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,279.00

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