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Combine number-crunching with proven management skills to stand out among accounting professionals – and take your career to the next level.

Clark’s dual degree MBA and M.S. in Accounting program gives you advanced management and accounting knowledge to take on complex financial challenges – and to sit and pass the CPA exam.

You’ll gain the same understanding of accounting and global business theory as you would by earning the degrees individually, but in a fraction of the time. Equipped with a foundation of management knowledge and accounting skills, you’ll be prepared to succeed in any prominent global organization.

Why Study at Clark?

  • Join a close-knit learning community with extensive direct connections to faculty members.
  • Get your degree from an AACSB-accredited institution recognized by The Princeton Review.
  • Take advantage of flexible part- and full-time course options.
  • Satisfy the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Clark’s first-time pass rate in 2016 was 70% (third overall in Massachusetts).*

*According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Candidate Performance Publication

Student Spotlight

Bringing American accounting principles home to China

Helen Wang, pursuing her M.S. in Accounting in the Graduate School of Management, 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.
—Helen Wang

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


21.5 course units

  • 12.5 MBA course units
    • 11.5 core courses
    • 1 elective
  • 9 MSA course units
    • 6 core courses
    • 3 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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