General FAQs about MSA Program at CCSU
Q: If I went to CCSU as an undergraduate, will I need to request to have those transcripts sent to graduate admissions?
A: No. Graduate admissions will be able to get your transcripts.
Q: What materials should I submit with my application?
A: In addition to having transcripts sent to graduate admissions, you should also
email a copy of your resume to MSA@ccsu.edu.
Q: Do I have to take the GMAT or GRE?
A: If you are a CCSU Accounting Grad with a GPA below 3.0 or if you are an Accounting
Grad from another university you may be required to take the GMAT or the GRE. See
the MSA Admission Requirements here or contact the MSA program director at MSA@ccsu.edu for details.
Q: What score do I need on my GMAT or GRE?
A: CCSU uses an internal formula that includes your GPA and the GMAT or GRE scores.
In other words, your minimum score will depend on your previous academic performance.
Q: What is a "hybrid" or "blended" class delivery system?
A: A hybrid or blended delivery system means you will be taking your courses roughly
half the time on site and half the time online. So, if you have a class that "meets"
twice a week, one of those meeting times will be in the classroom and the other meeting
time will be online.
Q: Is the MSA @ CCSU a full-time program?
A: Students may attend on either a full-time or part-time basis, depending upon your
own time commitments.
Q: I travel a lot for my job – will I be able to miss classes?
A: Generally, we recommend not missing any classes. However, certain circumstances
are unavoidable. If you know you are going to potentially miss a class, it is your
responsibility to inform your professor and make arrangements well in advance.
Q: What classes will I be required to take?
A: Students with a degree in accounting will take six required courses (18 credits)
and four elective courses (12 credits) in the MSA @ CCSU.
Q: How many credits is MSA @ CCSU?
A: It depends. Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting will be required to
complete 30 credits. Students with other bachelor's degrees will be required to complete
nine undergraduate accounting courses which are foundational to success in the MSA
program if they have not already completed those courses. The maximum number of credits
a student [with an undergraduate degree] would need to take is 57. See the Admission
Standard and Curriculum webpage of the MSA Program. Note that if you have a bachelor's
degree other than in accounting and your primary purpose of attending this program
is to meet the 150-credit education requirement to become a certified public accountant
in your state, you may wish to contact your state board of accountancy based on your
particular circumstances, or contact the MSA program director at MSA@ccsu.edu.
Q: How long will it take me to graduate?
A: It depends. Full–time students can finish in about one year. Part-time students
can finish in eighteen months by completing two courses per semester. Others may decide
to go at their own pace because of family and work commitments. We support what's
best for you!
Q: How much does it cost to apply?
A: There is a one time, non-refundable application fee of $50
Q: I am currently at another university but want to transfer – will any of my graduate credits transfer?
A: The Graduate School accepts up to 9 transfer credits from other institutions. If
you wish to transfer credits, please be prepared to share the syllabi of courses completed
to help us make decisions about whether your credits transfer.
Q: How much does your program cost?
A: The MSA@CCSU is one of the most affordable AACSB-accredited programs in the region.
Here is a link to specific financial information: http://www.ccsu.edu/bursar/tuitionPartTime1718.html
Q: Is the MSA@CCSU an accredited program?
A: Yes. CCSU has AACSB accreditation which represents a high achievement for a School of Business. About 5% of all of the world's business programs have earned this accreditation.