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MS in Accountancy

Note from the Opus College of Business

Effective February 13, 2020, the Opus College of Business is suspending admission into its MS in Accountancy program. We encourage interested graduate student candidates to explore one of our other programs including our MBA, Specialized Masters and Graduate Certificate offerings.

For more information on any of these programs, contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

(651) 962-8800
ocbgradadmissions@stthomas.edu

1st
Minnesota master's degree in accounting
90%
of graduates find work immediately after graduation
150
Meets the 150-hour educational requirement for CPA certification

Program Overview

  • Format & Schedule
  • Elective Courses
  • Career Impact
  • Format & Schedule

    Complete our 31-credit intensive program in one year of full-time coursework or, take advantage of our part-time, flexible schedule to pursue internships or work full-time while you earn your graduate degree. And, St. Thomas undergraduate accounting majors may begin the program during their Junior year.

    Expect a rigorous, highly integrated curriculum of active learning throughout the program’s 12 courses and seminars. Attend a professional development course during a short, intensive class in January (J-term).

    Explore the Curriculum

    Elective Courses

    Select two elective courses to complete your 12-course degree program. Zero-in on a specialty to make yourself even more marketable to potential employers with the electives you choose. Topics of specialized study include ethical culture, corporate finance, risk management, and more.
    Explore the Curriculum

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MS in Accountancy, and it will pay off. After earning an MSA from St. Thomas, alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from new opportunities to salary increases.
    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

    Format & Schedule

    Complete our 31-credit intensive program in one year of full-time coursework or, take advantage of our part-time, flexible schedule to pursue internships or work full-time while you earn your graduate degree. And, St. Thomas undergraduate accounting majors may begin the program during their Junior year.

    Expect a rigorous, highly integrated curriculum of active learning throughout the program’s 12 courses and seminars. Attend a professional development course during a short, intensive class in January (J-term).

    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

    Elective Courses

    Select two elective courses to complete your 12-course degree program. Zero-in on a specialty to make yourself even more marketable to potential employers with the electives you choose. Topics of specialized study include ethical culture, corporate finance, risk management, and more.
    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MS in Accountancy, and it will pay off. After earning an MSA from St. Thomas, alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from new opportunities to salary increases.
    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

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    Featured Courses

    Professional Development Seminar

    Hone your professional image by developing your self-management, goal setting, strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Learn how to resolve conflicts, team build, motivate, lead change, and evaluate performance on your team. Get tips for honing your professional business development from guest accounting professionals.

    Tax Research

    Learn the fundamental procedures for income tax research and the principles involved in tax planning. Develop your ability to read, interpret and use the primary and secondary sources of tax law, including the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, administrative pronouncements and judicial decisions.

    Professional Licensure Preparation & Strategy

    Get a thorough academic understanding of CPA exam material, as well as the ability to apply your knowledge instinctively. The course prepares you to sit for all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination: Financial, Auditing and Reporting; Auditing; Business Environment Concepts; and Regulation.
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