Taking into consideration many of the specific challenges facing accountants and other professionals in that industry, Bay Path College has recently announced the launch of a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) designed to respond to their needs.
Now registering classes for May 2014, this exclusively online M.S., with one and two year tracks, holds no classes during the “busy season”—January through April. Three concentrations are offered, public accounting (tax and audit), private accounting, and forensic accounting. The curriculum of Bay Path’s MSA is also designed to satisfy the educational requirements for licensure as a CPA in over 40 states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In January 2014, Time Magazine reported that accountants were one of the top five jobs in demand by employers, and the Department of Labor recently cited the occupation as one of the leading areas of job growth in the next decade. The American Association of CPAs has shown that accountants with a master’s degree are likely to earn upwards of 20 percent more than those with a lesser degree.
Chair of the program, Kara Stevens CPA MBA, has years of professional experience in accounting. “At Bay Path we understand how to teach technical accounting and what it’s like to work in the accounting industry,” she said. “Our accounting faculty have worked in the professions where students are either coming from or hope to be a part of, and that’s an important differentiator with our MSA. This makes the degree more relevant to the students’ professional goals.”
For more information about the Bay Path College Master of Science in Accounting and other graduate degrees, please visit us at graduate.baypath.edu.
About Bay Path College
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of over 2,300 students at its Longmeadow campus and satellite campuses in Sturbridge (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women on campus and online; and the Accelerated Degrees Program for Adult Women—Online, On Campus, and On Saturdays. Through its programs and campuses, the College is united in its mission to propel students into careers that not only change lives, but also impact the well-being of all of us.