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The Numbers Behind New England College’s MSA Graduates*
97% 91% 90% 87%
agreed that the MSA degree expanded their knowledge in the industry of the New England College MSA graduates are currently employed agreed that the degree provided them with functional competency in risk analysis, measurement, problem solving, reporting and research agreed that the degree developed their personal competency in decision-making, leadership, communication, and project management
*Data is from the 2013 New England College MSA Graduate Survey fielded in August 2014.

It has been said, “the numbers don’t lie.” In the accounting profession, this phrase has never been more true. Designed to develop and expand your accounting skills, New England College’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting (MSAFA) online degree programs focus on the skills to help you be a competent and reliable accountant.

Our engaging online MSA program focuses on the functional, personal and business skills accountants need. Topics include: taxation, financial reporting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, auditing, risk management, mergers, and acquisitions, ethics and more.

Concentration in Forensic Accounting

Building on the core of the Master of Science in Accounting, this concentration can help you develop an accounting specialty. Discover the responsibilities of an auditor in detecting fraud. Study financial reporting fraud, the role of an accountant in legal settings, business and white collar crime, and more.

Program Highlights

  • The curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Core Competencies.
  • This program will assist you in meeting the 150-hour requirement for the CPA examination in most states* and also prepares you for professional certification programs such as: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Continue working while you learn and complete the program in less than 2 years.

For more information about the Master of Science in Accounting or Forensic Accounting online degree programs fill out the form on this page.
* Please check with your state CPA association or board of accountancy to find out if this degree can help contribute to the 150 hour requirement for the CPA exam.

"The quality of the faculty and staff has far surpassed the expectations I had coming into the program and matches anything I have experienced in my previous law and graduate school experience. The NEC Master’s degree will be something I will look on with pride. I know I will be more than adequately prepared for the CPA exam and my future accounting career."

- Doni Mooberry, MSA online Student