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Online Master in Accountancy (MSA)

The Online Master of Science in Accountancy provides a deep dive into accounting principles using case studies and projects taught by experienced faculty. Boost your financial analysis, business development, critical thinking and analytical skills and prepare for the CPA exam.

Boise State’s CPA pass rates exceed the national average. Benefit from our track record of success!

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Next Application Deadline: July 15


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Admission to Boise State’s online master’s in accounting program is offered every spring, summer and fall semester. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for the program. You must apply separately for admission to Boise State University.

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Master's in Accounting Online Program

The Online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) is a 30-credit accelerated program designed for students who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and meet all accounting and business prerequisites. The program offers 100% online coursework and can be completed in as little as 12 months if enrolled full-time and 22 months if enrolled part-time.

Are you missing any of the prerequisite courses required for the Online MSA? The Master of Science in Accountancy, Foundations is designed for students who did not earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Do you want to add an accounting emphasis to your master’s degree instead of earning an MSA? The Graduate Certificate in Accounting Foundations teaches you foundational accounting skills that complement your graduate work.

Not sure which option best meets your needs? Take our program selection quiz.

AACSB Accreditation

Boise State’s College of Business and Economics and the Department of Accountancy are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), putting them in the top tier of business schools and accountancy programs worldwide. Only 874 business institutions in 56 territories and countries have earned AACSB accreditation.

AACSB Accounting Accreditation

Boise State is also one of only 190 schools that hold AACSB Accounting Accreditation. This specialized accreditation signifies that our program meets rigorous criteria and standards for excellence in accounting education across engagement, innovation and impact.

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CPA Licensure

If you plan to take the CPA exam, please view the licensure requirements for the state(s) in which you wish to obtain your license. If you have additional questions, contact your student success coach.

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Student Support

From application to graduation, students are supported throughout their journey at Boise State.

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Key Advantages of an Online Master's in Accountancy

Boise State University’s Online Master of Science in Accountancy is a distinguished, rigorous program preparing you for career advancement and the development of strong connections with faculty and peers.

Quality Education

The quality of the online master’s in accountancy coursework is consistent with the high-quality, rigorous curriculum of its campus-based courses. Additionally, our AACSB accreditation places our Online MSA in the top tier of accountancy programs worldwide.

Valuable Investment

Boise State University’s Online Master of Science in Accountancy is valuable. You’ll develop your skills and gain industry knowledge, strongly positioning you to advance your accountancy career.

Flexible Learning

The Online Master of Science in Accountancy is flexible. The online delivery method makes getting your degree possible, even if you work full-time and have a family. Expert faculty also adapt and adjust coursework as industry standards, best practices and content knowledge continually advance in the field.

Hear From Master’s in Accountancy Graduates

Hear from three of our accomplished graduates about the Online MSA’s impact on their professional growth and success. Discover how our innovative approach to online education is shaping the future of accountancy professionals worldwide.

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Sierra Willis

“The most valuable experiences I had in the program were with the professors. They are second to none. I really appreciated the time, passion and competency they brought to their classes.”

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Mason Hampton

“Getting your master’s degree signals your desire for learning and continuing your education. As an accountant, that is needed as you progress throughout your career.”

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Natalie Grace

“I’m so grateful to have earned my degree online. During my time at Boise State, I was able to start my public accounting career and earn my CPA license.”

Master’s in Accountancy FAQ

Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission?

The Online MSA requires GMAT or GRE scores for admission unless you qualify for a waiver.

To be eligible for a waiver, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 AND cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all upper-division accountancy courses.
  • You achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale) AND two years of relevant professional experience after earning your undergraduate degree. (Relevant professional experience must be demonstrated in the personal statement and resume.)
  • You possess a current CPA, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Applicants should request a letter be sent directly to the Graduate College from the appropriate state board or national organization verifying their certification status.
  • You earned an advanced degree (master’s, doctorate, etc.) from an accredited institution in any discipline with a GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale).

Should you meet one of those conditions, you would not be required to include GMAT or GRE scores in your application.

How long does it take to get an online master’s in accountancy?

Boise State Online MSA completion times vary, but it is possible to complete the program in as few as 12 months. It will depend significantly on whether you’re enrolled in the foundations or accelerated program.

The Master of Science in Accountancy, Foundations is a 33 to 48-credit program for students who don’t have an accountancy undergraduate degree but wish to enter the accountancy field or improve their accounting skills. Foundations students start with the six prerequisite courses required for the traditional master’s program to build a foundation before seamlessly transitioning into a graduate-level curriculum.

The Online Master of Science in Accountancy is an accelerated, 30-credit program designed for students with an undergraduate degree in accountancy.

Our student success staff will help you forecast, plan and stay on track with your degree plan from enrollment through graduation.

Will “online” appear on my diploma?

No. Your diploma will list your degree as a Master of Science in Accountancy from Boise State University. The only “online” designation will be on your official transcript, not your diploma.

In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, online learning has transformed how we pursue higher education. Online degrees are no longer a niche option; they’ve become a mainstream and respected path to earning a college degree.

Boise State Online isn’t just another online platform; it’s an authentic extension of Boise State University’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Unlike stand-alone online schools, Boise State Online is an integral part of the university, offering an array of high-quality online degrees.

Read more about the history and success of online learning at Boise State.

Among The Top In The Nation

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Boise State’s online programs are specifically created for online learning and offer the same support as our traditional degree programs.

Our master’s in accounting online program is ranked #58 in the nation for Best Online Master’s in Business Programs by U.S. News and World Report.

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