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Earn Your Bachelor's and Your MSA in Just 5 Years!

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Our 5th Year MSA Program provides you with your Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) just 10 months after you receive your bachelor’s degree.

Why the Curry 5th Year MSA?

With a Master of Science in Accounting degree, you will gain the knowledge required to sit for the CPA and CMA exam‒preparing you for a successful career in Accounting or Taxation.

100% Online – The Curry MSA, offered fully online, provides you the unique advantage of completing your graduate degree with a combination of online work, synchronous learning and a flipped classroom approach to work through examples and analyze case studies led by instructors who can provide the personalized attention you are looking for.

Just 10 Classes in 10 Months – Complete your master’s degree within a year after graduating with your bachelor’s. Students take four 7-week classes during Summer I and II, four 8-week classes during Fall I and II and two 8-week classes during Spring I.

Get Prepared for the CPA – Completion of the MSA satisfies the 150 credit requirement of the CPA examination.

Tuition Savings – Students participating in the 5th Year MSA Program qualify for an Alumni Tuition Rate which is 20% less than the regular tuition for all MSA classes.

Discover the Curry MSA Advantage

  1. Earnings – Over $12K/year in additional median salary.
  2. CPA Fast-Track – Planning to get your CPA license? An MSA is key!
  3. Specialized Skills – An MSA provides you the opportunity to deepen your skillset to pursue specialized opportunities in the accounting profession.
  4. Qualification-Separator – An MSA degree is a differentiator when applying for jobs, including the BIG FOUR accounting firms.
  5. Fast-Track Promotion – Accelerate your advancement with enhanced leadership, communication, expertise, and diverse accounting skill sets.
  6. Personal Satisfaction – Roughly 13% of professionals earn their master’s degree or higher. The time, dedication, and perseverance is something to be celebrated!

Just Five Semesters After Graduation to Your MSA

Summer Term 1– (7 weeks)
MSA 6050: Data Analytics for Accounting
MSA 6150: Research, Writing, and Communication for Accountants

Summer Term 2– (7 weeks)
MSA 6250: Advanced Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
MSA 6350: Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance

Fall Term 1– (8 weeks)
MSA 6450: Risk Management and Business Concepts
MSA 6550: Advanced Auditing

Fall Term 2– (8 weeks)
MSA 6650: Advanced Taxation of Business Entities
MSA 6750: Advanced Financial Reporting for Government and Not-For-Profit Entities

Spring Term 1– (8 weeks)
MSA 6850: Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
MSA 6950: Business Law and Tax Planning

Total Required Credits: 30

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