UNCG Master of Science in Accounting


A 30-hour accounting program that makes a lifetime of difference

An MS in Accounting from the Bryan School of Business and Economics paves the way for tremendous professional success. In addition to outstanding academic preparation and firsthand experience, you will satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement adopted by a number of states, including North Carolina, for certification and licensure as a CPA. Our graduates perform very well both on the exam and in positions throughout their careers in public accounting, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, our faculty and our curriculum emphasize problem-solving skills that will make you a competitive candidate for any position you seek.

Gain acceptance with an undergraduate degree in any major
We’re looking for driven, highly qualified students, but we don’t limit acceptances to students with accounting and business degrees. No matter what your undergraduate degree is in —English, biology, art, etc.— our program admits students with diverse backgrounds. Students admitted without a background in accounting and/or business will be required to take prerequisite courses in those areas before enrolling for graduate accounting courses, but we will work closely with you to ensure you understand those requirements.

Earn your master’s degree on a full-time or part-time schedule
Applications are accepted throughout the year Students are admitted in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and can choose to study full- or part-time, in the evening. The length of the program varies depending on how much accounting and business administration background.

Receive excellent preparation for CPA certification and licensure
An MS in Accounting satisfies the 150-hour educational requirement adopted by a number of states, including North Carolina, for certification and licensure as a CPA. In addition, we offer a strong academic community featuring test preparation study groups and support to ensure you feel confident and prepared when you take the exam.

Take advantage of a outstanding internships and a strong professional network
The Bryan School’s MSA program has close ties with accounting firms and private industry in the Triad region of North Carolina. Our students have have an excellent placement record, gaining outstanding positions even before they complete their degrees.

Our graduates are highly sought after by public accounting firms such as:
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP; KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ernst & Young, LLP; McGladrey & Pullen, LLP; RSM McGladrey; Smith Leonard; Bernard Robinson & Co.; Breslow Starling Frost Warner & Boger; Davenport, Marvin Joyce & Co.,LLP; Duncan Ashe; Grant Thornton; Leeper, Kean & Rumley; Sharrard, McGee & Co.

And corporations such as: Hanesbrands Inc; Merz Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Lincoln Financial; MillerCoors; LF Corp; LabCorp; Volvo; RJ Reynolds; SPX Corporation; VF Jeanswear and VF Corporation.

All of these advantages are available in an affordable program recognized as an excellent value in investment toward a rewarding, lifelong career.


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