The Master of Accountancy Program is intended to prepare people with an undergraduate degree in business, or those who have successfully completed the equivalent undergraduate foundation in accounting, for a career in the public accounting profession. This program prepares future certified public accountants (CPAs) to exercise their developed technical competence and interpersonal skills with integrity. The Master of Accountancy program also satisfies the widely adopted 150-hour educational requirement for certification and license as a CPA.
The program outcomes for the Master of Accountancy include the abilities to:
- Think analytically and critically
- Develop interpersonal skills
- Apply concepts and principles to real world problems
- Prepare for continuing professional development
- Communicate with clarity and credibility
- Act responsibly
Candidates must satisfactorily complete the 36 graduate credits, with an overall GPA of Saint Joseph’s College courses of 3.0 or higher.
About the Curriculum
The courses are intended to prepare accounting professionals with the knowledge and skills for effectiveness in practice, as well as, CPA exam success. The integrated interdisciplinary curriculum includes course work in Ethics, Leadership, and Accounting towards preparing its graduates for the next level in their career.
Courses are offered in five terms per year and are 10-weeks in length. This allows opportunity for students to engage and participate like they would in a traditional class but without the requirement of everyone being online at the same time or on the same day.