What Sets UM-Flint's Accounting (MSA) Program Apart?
You’ll emerge from the program prepared to complete the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam as well as other professional certificates in accounting. You’ll also be ready to compete for challenging and rewarding accounting positions as well as career advancement.
The MSA is offered in two different formats: our blended online/on-campus Net+ structure as well as the 100% online option.
This structure blends online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. Students have the flexibility desired in a graduate program while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting. The majority of course work is done online while integrating two campus sessions per semester. This gives students networking opportunities not found in most online programs.
These very interactive classroom experiences include professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and much more. Additional advantages include:
- Opportunities to collaborate with other graduate students while on-campus
- Campus residency sessions that supplement online coursework and allow for face-to-face interactions
- This format makes it convenient for students from a wide geographic area to pursue the MSA
- Campus sessions planned out two years in advance to allow scheduling ease
100% Online Option
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is also offered as a 100% online program. This approach provides flexible interactions many students and professionals require in their busy lives. Online learning is done through many techniques including discussion boards, online chats, audio and video casts, and other methods. The University of Michigan-Flint utilizes the Blackboard learning platform for its online education.
The MSA is designed to be accessible to both students and busy working professionals from a wide geographic area. MSA online tuition is extremely affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students without an AACSB accounting bachelor degree may have to complete two Foundation courses. The first MSA Foundation course is offered online in the spring semester and in our Net+ format in the fall semester.
Experienced, tested, and respected experts in their field, MSA faculty bring practical working knowledge into the online and traditional classroom. Highly accessible both online and in person, MSA faculty are committed to your success as a student and as a professional. All full-time MSA faculty are also CPAs.
UM-Flint’s School of Management offers students the opportunity to also earn their MBA by double counting up to 15 credits from the MSA. The advantage to the student is an MBA degree takes less credits to complete, saving time and money.
STRONG KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION
The MSA is open to students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds including those with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, other business discipline, or non-business field. The program is designed to build on your specific knowledge base and deepen your understanding of accounting at an advanced level.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint MSA students have access to additional library and educational resources, expertise, and business databases at our campuses in Ann Arbor and Dearborn.
The UM-Flint MSA program is accredited by AACSB-International. AACSB is the highest accrediting body for business schools worldwide. Only 12% of business schools are accredited by AACSB. In accordance with AACSB, we subscribe to the highest standards in management education. We prepare students to contribute to their organizations, the larger society and to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers. For more information, visit www.aacsb.edu.