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Girard School of Business

Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting is focused on developing proficient accountants who have a solid foundation in accounting’s best practices. 

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Finish in as little as 9-12 months 

Start this summer - apply by May 13.   Start this fall - apply by August 23.

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Program Benefits


  • Accelerated 9–12 month formats or part time, self-paced
  • Evening classes so you can work or intern during the day
  • 32 credits/10 courses
  • Optional test scores
  • Generous scholarships 

Customized for You 

  • Small classes with personalized attention 

  • Faculty with industry experience

  • Obtain the additional semester hours required for certified public accountant (CPA) certification

Program Formats

You can complete the program full-time in as little as one year or part time at your own pace. Classes are held in the evenings to maximize time at work or in an internship.

Merrimack now offers an online M.S.A.

About the Program

The core of the Master of Science in Accounting is designed around the topics covered by the CPA exam. The curriculum combines a solid foundation in best accounting practices with a complementary set of graduate management courses designed to prepare early career professionals to be effective managers. This 32-credit program emphasizes cases to drive the acquisition and application of knowledge necessary to exercise professional skills and develop a foundation of both advanced accounting and managerial skills.

Career Opportunities 

According to the United States Department of Labor, it is projected that employment opportunities for accountants and auditors will increase 11 percent from 2014 to 2024. New graduates are experiencing an unprecedented level of demand from public accounting firms. New graduates from Master’s in Accounting programs represent approximately 90 percent of new CPA firms’ hires.

Contact Us

For more information on the Master of Science in Accounting, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.

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Classes for summer term begin May 20, 2019.