How You Benefit

Become CPA Ready

As you achieve your MSA degree you will simultaneously complete the 150-hour educational requirement needed to sit for the CPA exam. You’ll also gain the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve your CPA certification. Bradley graduates are prepared, with CPA pass rates consistently higher than the national average.

Prepare To Move Ahead

The MSA curriculum offers a combination of accounting and business administration courses to prepare you for the increased responsibilities of a managerial role. And, with a wide range of electives to choose from, you can customize your education to meet your current interests or develop a new area of specialization. New elective courses are frequently added based on the counsel of public and private accounting professionals who regularly advise the Accounting Department faculty on current issues within the profession as well as the most desirable skill sets for accountants today.

Learn from Active, Experienced Faculty

Unlike larger institutions, all graduate accounting classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. As practicing accountants, all Accounting Department faculty hold at least one major accounting certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CMA, CFE). In addition to staying current on issues of accounting within general business usage, our faculty focus their teaching and research within defined accounting specializations. This focus allows each professor to offer MSA students the most current knowledge and information.

Benefit from an Individual Focus

At Bradley, you benefit from access to professors who live locally and are available in person for questions, discussion, and one-on-one meetings. Special research projects and independent study also offer additional, individualized opportunities for mentoring.

Increase Your Credibility

Bradley is one of only seven private schools in the Midwest with an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited accounting program. And, less than 180 institutions in the world have Bradley's combination of business and accounting accreditation. Bradley’s AACSB accreditation is identical to the AACSB accredited programs at large state universities, such as the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, University of Iowa, or University of Wisconsin—Madison.