Worcester, MA
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June 1
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1 Degree Offered
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Master of Science in Accounting Program at Clark University

Advance your career as a responsible leader in public accounting, corporate accounting or in a non-profit or governmental setting.

As the only AACSB-accredited business school in central Massachusetts to offer a master's in Accounting program, we are committed to instilling strong ethical business practices and preparing you to take on increasingly complex financial responsibilities in today's global economy. We have a strong commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), integrating sustainability and social responsibility into our research and teaching.

Preparation for the CPA Exam

The M.S.A. degree program curriculum has Level 1 approval from the Division of Professional Licensure at the Board of Public Accountancy. Students graduate with the educational requirements needed to sit for the CPA examination in Massachusetts.

M.S.A. Curriculum

Requirements: Two foundational courses and 10 other courses: five core courses and five electives. If you waive some core courses, you need to replace them with electives.

Curriculum: After taking core accounting courses to learn foundational financial skills, you can choose more advanced courses to build a deeper and broader knowledge base. Classes emphasize putting skills into practice; you conduct in-depth case studies and group projects based on real accounting scenarios. Embodying the Graduate School of Management's mission, classes incorporate topics of ethics and social responsibility. For example, in the Financial Accounting & Reporting course you examine factors that contribute to corporate fraudulent behavior, and discuss current news related to ethical issues. In Accounting & Finance for Sustainability, you review social responsibility reporting for public companies around the world.

Sample courses include:

- Management Accounting

- Financial and Operational Auditing

- Accounting Information Systems

- Federal Taxation

M.S.A. Program Delivery

Our program is tailored to meet your specific needs. You have the flexibility to complete your degree at your own pace as either a full-time or part-time student. You could earn your degree within one year if you meet certain requirements.

- Two start dates a year: September or January

- The option to petition to replace some required courses with electives

- Accelerated and summer classes are offered

- Take classes at the Worcester or Southborough campus, which is conveniently located between Worcester and Boston.

M.B.A./M.S.A. Dual Degree Program

The Clark Graduate School of Management dual MBA and master's in Accounting program teaches you the advanced business management skills you need to take on complex, contemporary financial responsibilities in today's dynamic global economy. At the same time, you learn the required knowledge and skills to sit for your CPA examination.

Students in the dual-degree program complete 19 to 22 courses, depending on how many are waived. The program is made up of nine to 12 units in the MBA program (including three or four electives), and 10 units in the Accounting program.

The Graduate School of Management at Clark University

Accredited by AACSB International, the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is a small, academically rigorous business school that offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience. We uphold the global Principles for Responsible Management Education, which strengthens our commitment to education, research, and collaboration to foster sustainable social, economic and environmental change. Our students build the capacity to become future leaders who will ensure the long-term viability of our enterprises and our world.

"The Princeton Review" designated the school as one of the Best 294 Business Schools and the Aspen Institute ranked its M.B.A. program as one of the top 100 business programs worldwide.

Comprehensive Career Services at Clark University

Students in the M.S.A. program work closely with faculty who are leading theorists and industry consultants from around the world. In addition to completing coursework and internships, students may collaborate with professors on a variety of cutting-edge research projects.

All GSOM students at Clark University have access to the Stevenish Career Management Center, which provides a variety of networking, advising, and career search services such as resume and cover letter assistance; mentoring; workshops; and access to career fairs.

The Graduate School of Management at Clark University is home to several finance- and business-related graduate student organizations, such as the GSOM Student Council; the GSOM Finance Association; and Clark Women in Business.

Widely-Published Faculty Members

Your courses are all taught by experts in their fields. They have corporate experience as senior executives and finance directors in a variety of industries, including insurance, health care and manufacturing. Faculty are actively engaged in work that contributes to the theory, practice and teaching of management and accounting.

Your professors are eager to give you close personal attention, share their career-related advice and engage one-on-one. They come to Clark because they truly love to teach, mentor and help students advance in their professions. Faculty teach all of your classes - not teaching assistants.

Our faculty have published in top journals and have widely shared their expertise on topics such as:

- Use of financial information in the management of manufacturing and service operations

- Audit judgment, environmental auditing and accounting education

- Business ethics

- Corporate fraud

Clark University

Established in 1887, Clark University was the first all-graduate institution in the country. Today, it is a renowned research university that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

The university's 3,300 students acquire interdisciplinary, hands-on educations that incorporate social and human concerns on a global scale. As a result, students graduate ready to create positive change in the world.

Highly regarded for providing excellence in education, Clark University consistently receives top rankings from college guides like the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," "Forbes," "The Princeton Review," and "U.S. News and World Report."

Ideal Location

Clark is located in historic Worcester, Massachusetts, in the northeastern region of the United States. Worcester, a city of approximately 180,000 residents, offers the intimacy of a small town and the resources of a big city. Plus, it's only an hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and 3 hours from New York City. This places students in close proximity to a myriad of cultural, educational, employment, and entertainment opportunities.

Location & Contact

Program in Accounting

Graduate School of Management
Clark University

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
United States

Dr. Catherine Usoff


Phone: 508-793-7543
Fax: 508-793-8822

Mr. Patrick Oroszko

Enrollment and Marketing Director

Phone: 508-793-7543
Fax: 508-793-8822
Email: poroszko@clarku.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Accounting Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 259
    • Accepted 207
    • Acceptance Rate 79
    • Enrolled 31
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE, statement of purpose, and resume, two letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 577 paper-based; 90 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Female Percentage77%
    • Male Percentage23%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian14%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown or International Student77%



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