Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

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Visit the Integrated 3:2 Bachelor's/MSA Program.

Visit the Accounting Department.

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Program Overview

The Department of Accounting offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree.  The MSA is designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree in accounting (or the equivalent) and wish to further their education. For complete information, visit the MSA Program website.

Accreditation

The Department of Accounting has received separate accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business and accounting programs.  Only 163 business schools in the United States have both business and accounting accreditations.  In the Midwest, only seven private schools have an AACSB accredited accounting program.  Of these, Bradley is the only mid-sized, comprehensive university in the state of Illinois. For complete information, visit the MSA Program website.

Program Requirements

The MSA Program requires 30 semester hours of study.  Half of these hours are in accounting and the remaining hours are electives.  Most accounting classes and elective classes are taught during the evenings.  In addition to traditional fall and spring semesters, courses are also offered during January and various summer interim terms.  A full-time student can complete the MSA in one year. For complete information, visit the MSA Program website.

Integrated 3:2 Master of Science in Accounting Program

The Department of Accounting also offers an Integrated 3:2 Master of Science in Accounting Program for students who want to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting.  During the first three years at Bradley, the student focuses on the regular undergraduate curriculum.  During the next two years, the student takes a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes.  The bachelor's and master's degrees are awarded concurrently.  The student's scholarships and financial aid continue through the duration of the 3:2 program. For complete information, visit the 3:2 MSA Program website.

Department Contact Information

Program Coordinator and Department Chair
Dr. Mollie Adams, (309) 677-2284; mtadams@bradley.edu

Department Support
Karen Olehy; (309) 677-2288; kjo@bradley.edu