Master of Science in Accountancy


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One-Year MSA Program 

The Master of Science in Accountancy program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in the nation.  Currently, it is ranked nationally as the sixth “Best Accountancy Program” for 2012 by Public Accounting Report and is open to domestic and international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree (or its international four-year equivalent) from an accredited college or university with an accounting concentration. The AACSB accredited M.S. in Accountancy program satisfies the 150-hour educational requirements adopted by more than 48 states and jurisdictions for certification and licensure as a CPA. 

The M.S. in Accountancy program is a one-year, two-semester (30-hour) degree program, which is offered on a full-time, traditional academic year basis. Admission is granted on a rolling basis for fall or spring semester entry. 

Looking for an opportunity to study abroad?

During each semester, a two week International Interterm study abroad course is offered. In the fall or spring semester, students have the opportunity to study abroad in China. 


These courses have four components: seminars and lectures, field trips (heritage and cultural visits), dialogues and exchanges, and introduction to local language.

  • To learn about the latest political, economic and social developments from experts operating in these regions
  • To have a contextual experience of living and studying in China
  • To learn more, please select from the following PDF files:  China_Program_Overview,  China Student Experience

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. The University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Accountancy program is one of only 481 undergraduate and graduate business programs in the country to earn AACSB accreditation.