Accounting, MS

Central to Extrapolating the Possibilities.

Central’s innovative MS in Accounting gives an in-depth, working knowledge of advanced accounting issues and emerging technologies most relevant in today’s business environment.

Understand the theories behind accounting standards and practices, fund accounting concepts, and appropriate activities of individual funds. Learn details about audit planning, risk analysis, assessing internal control, executing audit procedures to substantiate validity of key financial accounts, and presenting audit findings in a final audit report.

Graduates succeed in a wide range of professional accounting careers in public accounting, industry, and government. This program prepares you to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in Connecticut.

Program Features

  • Starts every January, May, and August
  • 30-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes offered evenings on-campus and online
  • Aligned with current CPA academic standards
  • Curriculum capitalizes on emerging technological trends and analytics
  • On-campus recruitment by major CPA employers
  • Financial aid is available

The Central School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The role of today’s professional accountant is evolving. Our MSA curriculum prepares students to become CPAs offering enhanced knowledge of developing technologies and skills suited for these uncertain times. The MSA emphasizes analytics as well as courses that focus on the newly identified disciplines in the 2024 licensure model.

Mary McCarthy
DBA, CPA, CFA Department Chair

Did You Know?

Central graduates from this program get hired by international, national, regional, and local accounting firms, as well as large public corporations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Advanced Accounting Competence and Problem-Solving Skills
    AACPSS1: Students will demonstrate a mastery of advanced accounting issues and theories for financial decision making and reporting to solve complex business problems.
  2. Research Skills
    RS1: Students will proficiently explore issues through the collection, analysis, and evaluation of evidence to formulate sound conclusions and enhance their appraisal of complex issues in the business world.
  3. Communication and Interaction
    CI1: Students evaluate a wide array of quantitative and qualitative information to reason, solve and communicate business problems.
  4. Ethical Reasoning for Decision Making
    ER1: Ethical reasoning is reasoning about right and wrong human conduct, requiring students to be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas, and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.
    ERDM1: Students will cultivate the ethical commitment that meets the highest standards of integrity, independence, and objectivity, as well as other code of conduct standards in the profession.