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Your Clark Master’s of Science in Accounting degree will help advance your career whether you pursue public, private or nonprofit work.

Clark is the only AACSB-accredited school in central Massachusetts offering a master’s in accounting. Clark’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) will prepare you to take on complex financial responsibilities for today’s global economy. We place a strong emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices, and give you the tools to advance your career and make a meaningful, positive impact on the people and organizations you work with.

Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to advance in your organization, Clark’s master’s in accounting provides the skills that will bring you and your organization success.

Why Study Accounting at Clark?

  • Complete your degree at your own pace, potentially within a year.
  • Satisfy the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam in Massachusetts.
  • Benefit from our GSOM students’ exceptional first-time pass rate on the CPA exam. In 2016, it was 70 percent — third highest in the state of Massachusetts.*
  • Earn your degree from an AACSB-accredited institution recognized by The Princeton Review.

*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

Clark’s M.S. in Accounting program is strategically designed to prepare you for success. Your coursework begins with core accounting courses to learn foundational financial skills. From this foundation, you can choose more advanced courses to enhance your capabilities. Classes emphasize putting skills into practice through in-depth case studies and group projects based on real accounting scenarios.

You have the flexibility to complete your degree at your own pace — either as a full-time or part-time student, beginning in September or January. You can earn your degree within one year if you meet certain requirements.

  • Tax strategies
  • Legal aspects of accounting
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial and Operational Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Federal Taxation


12 course units

  • 2 foundation courses*
  • 6 core courses
  • 4 electives

*Foundation courses are waived for students with previous accounting coursework.

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