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Master of Science in Accounting

Seton Hall’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting is geared toward graduates of non-accounting programs. The program is of particular interest to individuals with liberal arts, social science, education, nursing or engineering degrees. Students have the opportunity to earn this academic credential in accounting while preparing for eligibility for such certifications as the CPA, CMA, and CIA. 

Completion of the M.S. in Accounting requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved coursework, composed of 21 credit hours of required courses and 9 credit hours of accounting or taxation electives.

Two restrictions apply: First, no course may be transferred if it has been applied to a prior degree. Second, a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework must be completed at the Stillman School.

Prerequisite Knowledge
The only prerequisite requirements are courses in basic financial and managerial accounting. At Seton Hall, these prerequisites may be satisfied by successfully completing the sequence at the undergraduate (BACC 2103, 2104) or graduate (BMBA 9112) levels.

Upon acceptance into the program, all students must meet with the program director to draw up a plan of study.

Course Sequence and Program Length
Candidates for the master’s degree are expected to fulfill all degree requirements within a maximum of five years after they have begun their studies. The program can be completed in approximately 1.5 academic years (evenings only). 

I. Required Courses (21 credits)

 BACC 7100
 Financial Reporting
 BACC 7114
 Cost Accounting
 BACC 7121
 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
 BACC 7123
 BACC 8001
 Financial Accounting Seminar
 BLAW 7313
 Uniform Commercial Code

II. Elective Courses (9 credits)

 BACC xxxx
 Approved Accounting or Taxation Electives

(Consult program director for approved electives)

David Mest, Ph.D.

(973) 275-2961
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