NetPlus! Master of Science in Accounting
The School of Management’s MSA program is designed to build on your undergraduate education by preparing you for careers in accounting. It also enables you to complete the 150 credit hours required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  The program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, another business discipline, as well as non-business disciplines.

The MSA program is taught in the NetPlus! format. NetPlus! is an innovative, mixed-mode program that blends the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the anytime, anywhere convenience of modern online learning. It is designed to make the UM-Flint MSA program conveniently accessible to busy professionals from a wide range of geographic areas. Electives in the program are available in the Traditional and/or NetPlus! formats. Weekend classroom sessions (Friday and Saturday), held every six weeks on campus, enhance the quality of the learning experience. Students typically enroll in two courses in the fall, winter, spring and summer terms (12-weeks terms).

Please refer to the online catalog for detailed MSA degree requirements.

Netplus! MSA Program Costs

In-State Tuition
Credit Hours Tuition Fees* Total
30 $885.67/cr hr Included $25,836.09

Out-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Fees* Total
30 $1040.17/cr hr Included $30,471.09

NetPlus! Costs Include:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books and course materials
  • Meals and refreshments for on-campus sessions


*Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice by
action of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.  Last updated: 7/13/2015.


To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:

  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to the University of Michigan-Flint
  • Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the  following question: “What are your career objectives and how will a graduate degree contribute to accomplishing these objectives?”
  • Resume, including work experience and extra-curricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
  • International students must submit additional documentation. Visit the International Students page for details.
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 1
  • Spring Semester: February 1
  • Summer Semester: May 1

*You must apply by the early deadline to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester, September 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.