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Program Details

Degree Options

The MSA program can be completed as a separate master of science degree, or together with a bachelor of science through our integrated 3:2 program. For more information about the combined degree option, visit the integrated 3:2 program page on our undergraduate accounting website. The MS in accounting program can be completed on a part-time basis in approximately two years while working. Students who have an undergraduate degree in non-accounting fields may complete foundation courses to become eligible for the MSA program. Read more about foundation courses and the most up-to-date program information in the graduate school catalog.

Time Frame

Students with an undergraduate accounting degree can complete the MSA within one or two years. The program can be completed in one year if they take summer and interim coursework, but can also be done in a two-year timeframe.

Most MSA program classes are taught during the afternoon and evening. In addition to traditional fall and spring semesters, courses are also offered during the January and summer interim sessions. Students may enter the program in August, January, or during the summer. Information regarding important dates within each semester or interim session is located in the academic calendar.

Learning Environment

You’ll engage with the MSA curriculum through a balance of case study analysis, lecture, and group or individual projects. A class size of 25-30 students assures diversity and allows professors to provide individual attention and mentoring. An emphasis on the exchange of ideas between faculty and students fosters a rich learning environment within the classroom.

Inclusive Services

Bradley MSA students receive the personal attention of our dedicated staff as well as the following services:

  1. Graduate Student Association membership and benefits,
  2. tutoring as needed,
  3. job search assistance from the Smith Career Center,
  4. use of the Markin Center recreational facility,
  5. assistance from Computing Services, and
  6. access to the Student Health Center.