Master of Science in Accounting

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Master of Science in Accounting

Kent State University
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The Master of Science in Accounting degree is for students interested in higher-level positions in banking, taxation, insurance or any company with a financial division. More than just focusing on debits and credits, the M.S.A. degree promotes critical thinking, hands-on application of technology, effective communication skills and ethical decision making. Graduates pursue careers in auditing, taxation, fraud investigation, law enforcement, investment banking, management and consulting. The flexible combination of required coursework in accounting and electives from a wide variety of business disciplines provides students with a strong foundation in accounting, as well as an understanding of the practical applications of the discipline across all facets of business.

Graduates of the M.S.A. degree meet the educational requirement to sit for a variety of professional certifications, including becoming a Certified Public Accountant1 (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Minimum 3.000 accounting GPA, if applicable
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 500 overall GMAT, minimum 40th percentile in verbal and quantitative sections 1
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (effective spring 2022, Two letters of  recommendation will be required)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English score

Courses Units

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Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze, evaluate and report on complex accounting and economic transactions using the accounting framework
  2. Apply research and analytical skills to solve accounting problems.
  3. Given an ethical dilemma in an accounting setting, analyze the issue, apply an ethical framework and develop a resolution.
  4. Effectively communicate using oral and written communication skills in a business setting.
  5. Assemble, cleanse and analyze the information provided by information systems, and prepare summary reports useful for business decision-making.

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