It’s an exciting time for our Graduate and Professional Studies Division (GPS) as the College introduces the newly-approved Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree. GPS is always looking for ways to develop and launch new offerings that relate to market needs and they have worked hard to ensure that Nichols MSA degree offers unique advantages to students. Since the CPA designation requires 150 credit hours, a 30-credit MSA is a logical solution for students who desire to earn their CPA and/or work in a public accounting firm. Unlike some other programs, students will receive intensive preparation for the CPA exam instead of having to pay for outside test prep classes.
The MSA is a fitting addition to the current master’s degree programs for the working professional and an extension of our undergraduate accounting degree program. For incoming Nichols accounting majors (with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher), the MSA will offer an accelerated degree allowing students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years.
The MSA adds to our degree portfolio and further enhances our mission to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education.