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Master of Science in Accounting

Students who graduated from non-accounting undergraduate business programs but are interested in preparing for a career in accounting might consider Seton Hall University's online Master of Science in Accounting. Continue reading for more details on this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Seton Hall University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Those considering the online Master of Science in Accounting program offered at Seton Hall University should have excellent analytical and organizational skills. They should also have a bachelor's degree in a non-accounting business field with at least a 3.0 GPA; those with other majors may be considered if they have completed select business prerequisite courses. All applicants to Seton Hall University's graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Seton Hall University's online Master of Science in Accounting program is designed for individuals with limited accounting backgrounds who want to acquire functional business and accounting knowledge as well as technical proficiency as they prepare to enter the field professionally. The program may cover topics such as information systems, financial statement analysis, and international accounting. Financial reporting, cost accounting, and federal taxation might be explored alongside tax research and commercial law. Students can also prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination through the program, as the program is designed to meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in New York and New Jersey.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Seton Hall University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accounting

Seton Hall University's online Master of Science in Accounting program consists of 30 credits. It contains both required and elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Seton Hall University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

  • Financial Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Essentials of Federal Taxation
  • Auditing Standards and Problems
  • Students take one of the following:
    • Financial Accounting Seminar
    • Tax Research
  • Commercial Law

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Students choose three of the following:
    • International Accounting
    • Tax Research
    • Enterprise-Wide Accounting Information Systems II
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Advanced Accounting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Seton Hall University's online Master of Science in Accounting graduates could decide to continue their educations and earn doctoral degrees to qualify for higher-level positions. Advanced organizational leadership and managerial accounting courses could be included in doctoral program curricula. The following doctoral degree programs could be of interest to graduates:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Upon graduation from Seton Hall University's online Master of Science in Accounting program, students could be able to display the required technical and accounting competencies required of job applicants. Possible areas of employment include government agencies, corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations; some positions may require CPA licensure. A few examples of potential jobs for qualified job seekers can be found below:

  • Budget analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax director
  • Personal financial advisor