|Master of Science in Accounting: MSA|
Accounting careers rank among the top jobs for college graduates. A majority of states have adopted the 150-hour requirement for individuals to sit for the CPA examination, which generally requires accounting professionals to complete a fifth year of higher education. The UST accounting program prepares students to pass all areas of the Certified Public Accountant examination. In fact, the UST students rank third in Texas for their success rate in passing the CPA exam.
The Cameron MSA Advantage:
- The MSA degree requirements at the Cameron School of Business satisfy the educational qualifications for an individual to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Texas.
- The MSA program accommodates the career needs of professionals across a wide variety of work organizations: public accounting, private industry, government, nonprofit organizations, education, taxation and consulting.
- A student to faculty ratio of 16:1 assures small classes and individual attention.
- In addition to fall and spring semesters, accelerated seven-week summer sessions are offered.
- Convenient courses offered in the evenings cater to the average Cameron MSA student who works full-time, and who wants to maintain a good balance between work, education and home life.
MSA Degree Program
The MSA program requires 36 semester hours of graduate level courses for students who received an undergraduate degree in business or a related field. The MSA curriculum consists of three groups of courses:
- Business Core
- Accounting Core
- Accounting Electives
Bridge to Business: MSA for Non Business/Accounting Undergraduates
The new MSA Bridge to Business program will ease the transition to MSA core classes for students without an undergraduate business/accounting degree. Bridge to Business requires:
- Up to 15 credit hours of seven-week prerequisites tailored to each student’s educational needs.
- The courses provide the necessary foundations in: accounting, statistics, finance, economics, management, and marketing.
- These newly revised seven-week proficiency courses allow incoming graduate students to enroll throughout the year – August, October, January, March or May – and to complete the introductory portion of the MSA program with greater convenience and efficiency.
- Upon transcript reviews, some or all prerequisites may be waived based on previous study.
Admission decisions are based on a combination of the score attained on the required Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Post graduate studies may be considered.