Master of Science in Accounting

Elon’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students to successfully pass the CPA exam and enter the job market with the skills necessary to achieve their professional goals.

The body of knowledge in accounting has dramatically grown in the last decade and increasingly requires focused accounting education beyond the undergraduate degree in order to be successful and competitive. Elon MSA graduates will leave the program ready to sit for the CPA exam and prepared for rewarding careers in financial accounting, auditing, taxation and other related fields.

Gain knowledge through:

  • 21 core hours in accounting and 9 elective hours in either tax, audit or a combination of both
  • A global study experience to visit international businesses and accounting firms
  • Small class sizes where you form close mentoring relationships with experienced faculty
  • Intense preparation for the CPA exam

Choose from three enrollment options:

  • Full-time students start in July and graduate the following May
  • Students needing flexibility can take courses on a part-time basis
  • Currently-enrolled Elon undergraduates can choose to complete a 7-month, accelerated option.



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