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.Tuition discount flyer

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 is not required.
  • Three years of substantial business experience which can be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
  • 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
    • Survey of Economics
    • Intermediate Accounting I & II and one additional upper level accounting course
  • GMAT is not required.
  • Three years of substantial business experience which can be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
  • 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 627   Financial Statement Analysis
BU 632   Federal Taxation
BU 636   International Accounting
BU 649   Business Law, Ethical Behavior & Social Responsibility
BU 662   Big Data, Data Mining & Data Science

Electives (15 credits)
BU 520   Advanced Business Strategy
BU 525   Advanced Auditing
BU 620   Executive Business Communications
BU 630   Governmental Accounting
BU 631   Forensic Accounting
BU 641   International Travel Experience
BU 689   Graduate Business 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.

 

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