Stillman School of Business

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Geared for graduates who do not have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, the Stillman School M.S. in Accounting program prepares you to be a professional accountant and satisfies the 150 credit educational requirement needed to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey, New York and most other states.

  • Convenient Northern New Jersey location
  • Convenient course schedules
  • Innovative use of technology
  • More specialized than an M.B.A. degree

The only accounting program in Northern New Jersey to achieve both business and accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The highest percentage of students from a graduate accounting program in New Jersey passing one or more parts of the CPA exam


Doug Robinson"Seton Hall made it possible for me to make a mid-life career change from the construction industry to accounting, by offering a challenging program that suited my schedule. The professors were incredibly helpful and accessible, both during my time at Seton Hall and since." Doug Robinson, CPA
Senior Consultant, FTI Consulting, Inc.

Atit Shah"Within a few weeks of enrolling in the program, I was able to interview with some of the top accounting firms in the area and soon thereafter received an offer. The program is dedicated to helping its students obtain the accounting knowledge necessary to pass the CPA exam and succeed as an accounting professional." Atit Shah
Staff 2 Audit Associate, CohnReznick, LLP

Degree Requirements
The M.S. in Accounting requires a minimum of 30 credits, with 27 graduate credits in accounting:

  • Six required accounting courses
  • Three accounting and/or tax elective courses

The MSAC program requires courses in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting, thereby satisfying the state’s curriculum requirement.

Recently, the Department changed the sequencing on the basic graduate courses in financial accounting from two three-credit courses over two semesters to a single, integrated six-credit course over one semester. This change makes it possible for MSAC students to study full-time and complete their coursework within 12 months. Part-time students typically complete the program in two years.

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Admission Requirements

  • Completion of the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GMAT Waiver for Highly Qualified Candidates
    As a senior professional, someone with significant quantitative experience, or someone with graduate accounting credits from Seton Hall University, you may be eligible for a GMAT waiver through our MSAC Alternate Route Admission Program. Individuals who have a JD, PhD, MD, AACSB accredited MBA, previous MS in business related fields may also be eligible for the GMAT waiver.

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Other graduate degrees/certifications for someone with your background:

If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, learn more about our graduate program options including the M.S. in Professional Accounting degree.

David Mest, Ph.D.

(973) 275-2961
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