M.S. in Accounting

Caldwell University’s 30-credit M.S. in Accounting is designed for those who wish to specialize in accounting at the graduate level. Given the requirement for 150 credits in order to qualify for CPA licensure in NJ and many other states, the M.S. in Accounting is an ideal program for students anticipating a career as a CPA.

Admissions RequirementsProgram Requirements (30 Credits)

Applicants with undergraduate business degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the accounting major
  • GMAT formula score of 1000 or above (200 x GPA + GMAT score); on approval, the GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants who have at least 8 years substantive business experience
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Writing sample: Submit a statement of objectives for entering the program

Applicants with undergraduate degrees in fields other than accounting

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall
  • The following prerequisite undergraduate business courses and accounting courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and no grade below C
    • Accounting I & II
    • Principles of Economics I & II
    • Marketing
    • Statistics
    • Principles of Management
    • Intermediate Accounting I & II and one additional upper level accounting course
  • GMAT formula score of 1000 or above (200 x GPA in business subjects + GMAT score); on approval, the GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants who have at least 8 years substantive business experience
  • Two letters of recommendation for graduate study
  • Personal interview
  • Writing sample: Submit a statement of objectives for entering the program  

Core Courses (15 credits)
BU 632 Federal Taxation – Corporations, Trusts, Estates
BU 634 Accounting Information Systems
BU 636 International Accounting
BU 649 Business Law, Ethical Behavior & Social Responsibility
BU 655 Advanced Professional Auditing

Electives (15 credits)
BU 520 Advanced Business Strategy
BU 525 Advanced Auditing
BU 620 Executive Business Communications
BU 627 Financial Statement Analysis
BU 630 Governmental (Fund) Accounting
BU 631 Forensic Accounting
BU 641 International Business Travel Experience
BU 690 Business Research Methods
BU 689 Internship (full time students only)

TRANSFER OF GRADUATE CREDIT

Caldwell University will accept the transfer of six credits of graduate work in business from another accredited institution provided the credits were completed within five years of the student’s initial registration at Caldwell University. Official transcripts of previous graduate work as well as the description of each course must be submitted for review at the time of application. Approval of transfer credit is based on course content and grade earned in the course. Each transfer request will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted and approved within the student’s first semester in the program.

 

Graduate Programs Information Request Form

If you have any further questions please send us an email at graduate@caldwell.edu


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