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Integrate sophisticated accounting strategies with proven management practices to set yourself apart among number-crunching professionals.

In the Clark University MBA/M.S. in Accounting dual-degree master’s program, you’ll gain the same expertise in accounting and global business theory as you would by earning the two degrees individually. And you’ll do it in a fraction of the time.

Our highly personalized, thoroughly interactive, liberal arts approach incorporates the legal, political, ethical, social, and environmental aspects of responsible management and accounting practices. Armed with a cross-sector skill set, you’ll be well positioned to solve complex management challenges and help global organizations tap into emerging markets.

This program is STEM-designated for students beginning study in Fall of 2023. International students who graduate with a STEM degree today may be eligible to remain in the U.S. for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).*

Why an MBA/Master’s in Accounting at Clark University

  • Earn your MBA and graduate degree in accounting from a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” a U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA,” and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Qualify to sit for the CPA exam with a high likelihood for success—Clark University accounting graduates achieved a 70% pass rate in 2016 (third highest among Massachusetts universities).
  • Develop the cross-sector skill set you need to help organizations tap into emerging markets.
  • Join a close-knit learning community representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioner faculty who share with you their deep leadership experience.
  • Pursue the degree on your own terms with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study.
Bringing American accounting principles home to China video

Bringing American accounting principles home to China

Helen Wang, pursuing her M.S. in Accounting in the School of Business, came to Clark University because of its prestigious reputation in Beijing. She has learned how to apply accounting best practices learned in the U.S. to help companies in China.

Most international companies know Clark and they want to have people who know the American accounting standard well to help the company. Clark offered me lots of opportunities and that’s very unique.

The Essentials

Program Overview

This dual-degree program includes all the required core courses in the MBA and Master’s in Accounting programs while allowing for some overlap, which reduces your time to earn both degrees. You can complete the program at your own pace by enrolling full- or part-time. Begin in either January or August and take advantage of accelerated classes offered during breaks and in the summer. Full-time students typically earn both degrees in two-and-a-half to three years.

  • An understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental and political factors shaping management today
  • The ability to develop innovative solutions to complex management challenges
  • Insight into how to solve real-world problems in a global context
  • Competencies to help your organization tap into emerging markets
  • Auditing and tax strategies
  • Legal aspects of accounting
  • Understanding of accounting information systems
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Strategic Decision-Making
  • Management Economics
  • Business in Society
  • Financial and Operational Auditing
  • Federal Taxation


20 course units

  • 12 MBA course units
    • 9 core courses
    • 3 electives
  • 8 MSA course units
    • 6 core courses
    • 2 electives

Dual degree students complete the MBA Accounting concentration. A second MBA concentration may be added with 2 additional units. Some courses overlap between programs and count toward both degrees.

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