NetPlus! Master of Science in Accounting
The NetPlus! MSA program is designed to help students meet the challenges of a dynamic professional career in accounting. Students will emerge from the program prepared to complete the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam as well as other professional certifications in accounting. The MSA program is open to students with an accounting degree and those from all other disciplines. The NetPlus! MSA program was designed to ensure all students succeed, no matter their educational background. The MSA program will allow you to complete the 150 credit hours required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Students without business courses in their educational background may need additional courses to meet CPA requirements. See the CPA Requirements tab for more details.
Through our MSA faculty, students will develop an advanced understanding of concepts and essential skills for today's accounting practices. These faculty are experienced, tested, and respected experts in their field, and bring practical knowledge into the online and traditional classroom. Highly accessible, MSA faculty are committed to your success as a student and professional.
The MSA program will also enable students the opportunity to further develop skills such as: communication, critical and analytical thinking, integration of key knowledge, creating support structures, and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse demographic plus more.
The NetPlus! MSA is offered in a mixed-mode format that blends the personal interaction of traditional classroom activities with the convenience of online learning. While 60% of coursework for each course is completed online, the program features two weekend (Friday/Saturday) on-campus residencies session per semester. These weekend residencies sessions focus on the interaction between student-student and student-professor. The interactions are enhanced through lectures/group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team-based lessons and presentations, plus many other engaging activities.
|NetPlus! Weekend Residency Schedule|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Catered Breakfast / Networking|
|8:30 am - 12:30 pm||AM Class Session|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Catered Lunch / Networking|
|1:30 pm - 5:30 pm||PM Class Session|
A light snack is also served during the afternoon class session.
Residency session attendance is mandatory.
NOTE: If a NetPlus! MSA student takes two courses in the same semester (one AM Course and one PM Course), that student will be on campus for the entire day on both Friday and Saturday of each weekend residency. If a student elects to take a single course in a semester, said student will be on campus for 1/2 of each day Friday and Saturday, either the morning of afternoon session, depending on when which time slot the course is scheduled. When registering for courses, students should elect only one course for each time slot (AM or PM). Students can take a maximum of two courses per semester in the NetPlus! MSA due to the on-campus sessions.
Netplus! MSA REQUIREMENT
Please refer to the online catalog for the NetPlus! MSA requirements.
Students can pursue dual MBA/MSA degrees and double count courses toward both degree requirements. See Dual Degrees for more details.
This is a competitive scholarship for students admitted to the MSA program. Students eligible for this scholarship must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA, calculated by the School of Management, and a 500 GMAT score. Students selected for this scholarship will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. The award will be disbursed in the student’s first two semesters, $1,500 first semester and $1,500 second semester. Each student receiving the award must maintain half-time status during their first two semesters to receive the scholarship.