Academic Catalog

Accounting, M.S.

Program Description

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) prepares students for successful careers in public and private accounting. The program is designed to complement a student’s undergraduate degree in accounting with advanced topics in accounting and business. The program provides the students with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences necessary to be successful in the accounting profession. Combined with the undergraduate degree, the MSA meets the New York State Education Department’s requirements for students to sit for the C.P.A. exam.

Accounting Bridge Program for Business (Non-Accounting) Students – CPA Track

This non-degree program provides the necessary undergraduate courses and training for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designed for students who already have an undergraduate business degree, this program facilitates entry into Medaille's Master of Science in Accounting program, allowing them to complete all educational component requirements that will allow them to sit for the CPA exam.

Specific courses include:

ACC 300Income Tax Accounting3
ACC 305Cost Accounting3
ACC 350Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 351Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 410Advanced Accounting3
ACC 430Auditing3

The Bridge program is available for both day and evening students. Upon completion of the Bridge program student will receive a Medaille College Certificate for the completion of the 18 credit hours. Contact the MSA program Director for more information.

Program Objectives

Student Success Goal

The program seeks to enhance student understanding of career related fields, improve the retention rate of its students, increase the quality and quantity of network opportunities, and continuously improve the curricula that develops the knowledge, skills, and values of its graduates so that students are prepared for productive careers in a global economy.

Academic Program Goal

The program will expand its academic program array, enhance its delivery methods, and continuously improve the curriculum so that students can select from a variety of quality programs that prepare them for the global work environment.

Faculty Involvement Goal

The program will innovatively increase its support for faculty and staff in order to attract, develop, and retain talented faculty/staff who continuously improve the quality of teaching, advising, research, and service.

Community Engagement Goal

The program focuses on both the success of every student and on the difference that each can make in building a better community and serving the common good. The intent of these strategic initiatives are to help students learn beyond the classroom and to give students the inspiration that can help turn individual and communal aspirations into realities.

Degree earned: B.S./M.S.
Total number of credits: 30
Delivery format: On-ground (evening)
Locations: Buffalo


Accounting: Graduate Core Courses
MSA 600Managerial Economics3
MSA 603Quantative Methods3
MSA 605Financial Management3
MSA 630Advanced Strategy3
MSA 631Integrative Case Studies3
MSA 670Accounting Theory and Research3
MSA 672Accounting Information Systems3
MSA 673Advanced Taxation3
Accounting: Graduate Electives
Select 2 courses of the following:6
MSA 601Strategic Human Resource Management3
MSA 602Organizational Behavior and Development3
MSA 621Strategic Operations Management3
MSA 623Strategic Marketing3