Babson Named Among Top Graduate Programs for Accounting
Babson is named in the top 15 masters programs in the country for Accounting by Accounting.com.
Earning a master’s in accounting can help you rise to the top of a lucrative and demanding field. While there is a long term payoff, in the short term it will also help you prepare for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certification. The CPA is generally the minimum requirement to work in many accounting firms and companies, but an advanced degree is typically the minimum requirement needed to be considered for more senior level positions.
According to Payscale.com, holders of a master’s degree in accounting make about 23% more mid-career than those with a bachelor’s. As accounting-related jobs continue to grow – at about 11% by 2024 – we strive to see students attain the highest return on their education, which could mean earning a master’s in accounting.
“Babson College offers one of New England’s premier accounting master’s programs, and the MSA degree can be completed in less than a year. Students enrolled in the program’s accelerated format complete core courses during an intensive summer session and complete electives the following semester. Students can also complete core courses over two semesters and take electives throughout the year. The degree was designed for students who possess a background in accounting and consists of 21 core credits and nine elective credits. The core curriculum focuses on topics that prepare students for careers in public and corporate accounting. Courses range from financial statement analysis to strategic writing for managers. Students complete coursework in professional development and entrepreneurship. Prospective students interested in the program can attend a class and have lunch with a current student through the college’s create your experience program.”