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Master of Science in Accountancy Program Overview

Technology does the number-crunching. Accountants provide the wide-ranging analysis, insight and expertise that makes those numbers useful.



Founded as a school of accounting and finance, Bentley continues to educate technically proficient accountants. Equally important, our graduates develop the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills required in a global business environment.

For more than three decades, the Master of Science in Accountancy degree at the Bentley Graduate Business School has prepared students to become the well-informed, nimble business leaders of tomorrow. You will benefit from: 

  • A real-world grounding in best accounting practices, complemented by cutting-edge research to stay ahead of the business curve
  • Flexible scheduling and online courses to balance your Master of Science in Accountancy degree curriculum with other commitments in your life
  • A program that automatically fulfills the fifth-year academic requirement to become licensed as a CPA in many states, including Massachusetts, regardless of academic background
  • Direct insight from business partners, through classroom visits and networking events
  • Access to industry-leading tools in the Howard A. Winer Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement (ACELAB)
  • Longstanding recruiting and placement relationships with Big Four CPA firms; regional and national CPA firms; state, local and federal government agencies; and leading corporations around the world
  • A strong alumni network that offers a built-in advantage in the job market
  • A chance to earn a graduate certificate in related areas such as fraud and forensic accounting, taxation, financial planning, and business ethics
  • Opportunities for international travel to learn about off-shore business practices and related topics