Master of Science in Accounting

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About the Program Accounting, MS

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to prepare you to become a successful accounting professional with a global orientation and a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility.

The course work is structured to achieve the assurance of learning goals prescribed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Courses will help you develop the necessary core competencies for entry into the accounting profession -- competencies endorsed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).You will acquire the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities specified by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).


The program provides the necessary preparation to be eligible to sit for professional license or certification examinations.

Exam Preparation

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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Certification in Financial Management (CFM)

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Certification in Management Accounting (CMA)

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    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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    Certification in Financial Management (CFM)

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    Certification in Management Accounting (CMA)

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    Key Tracks

    The CPA track will help you pursue a rewarding career in assurance services (auditing) and taxation. The CFM and CMA tracks will prepare you for a financial and management accounting position within business, governmental, and not-for-profit entities.
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    Meets Exam Requirements

    The Master of Science in Accounting program at Barry University meets requirements of the State of Florida to sit for the CPA exam and the Institute of Management to take the CFM and CMA exams.

Accreditation AACSB International

Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the world's premier accrediting agency for business administration programs and recognizes all of our graduate and undergraduate programs.

That means you will graduate from a business school that meets the standards of distinguished programs worldwide and provides every qualification to ensure your success as a business leader. You will grow and learn from highly experienced, accessible faculty only — not teaching assistants — in a classroom with an average of 20 fellow students.

AACSB International

Barry is the only university in South Florida and Catholic university in the state or southeastern U.S. that is AACSB-accredited.

What it means to be accredited:

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    Best of the Best

    AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-caliber instructors that will offer you the leading-edge courses and programs that businesses look for when hiring leaders.
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    Career-building Network

    You can build partnerships with business educators to co-create and solve some of today’s most challenging issues in your chosen industry.
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    Seal of Approval

    When you see an institution display the AACSB accreditation seal, you can be confident that the school is committed to continually improving the quality of the education it offers—preparing you to succeed in your career.
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    Values and Mission

    AACSB values quality, diversity and inclusion, global mindset, ethics, social responsibility, and community. It's mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

School of Business Faculty

Barry's small, interactive business classes are led by scholarly, full-time faculty, of which more than 90% hold doctoral degrees. The ASB faculty have a unique combination of international diversity and cultures. Our faculty also have business experience with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, and Harris Corporation.

These seasoned mentors will work side-by-side with you, teaching you how to negotiate, manage successfully, and become effective leaders in today's rapidly changing business arena.

School of Business Career Services

As a Barry University student, you will not only receive personalized attention from your professors, but you will also have access to all of the resources found at the Barry University Career Development Center.

The goal of Career Development Center is to encourage each student to take personal responsibility to utilize the center’s services to develop his or her career planning skills from freshman through senior year and beyond. 

Career Development Center Employer Resources

All of the following services are available for students and alumni:

  • Access to Barry University's online job posting system for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities
  • Participation in fall and spring semester career fairs
  • Attend Internship Day activities
  • Improve interview skills by interviewing with local employers during Mock Interview Day
  • Meet one on one with a Career Counselor regarding career planning, resume writing, job search strategies and more

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Admissions Requirements GMAT Information

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Assistance Graduate Assistantships

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.
Barry University Scholarships

Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education is a valuable investment in your future. When considering a private education, costs may be a factor, but they need not be the determining factor. Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

We invite you to review our tuition and fee schedule. You should also check with staff in Barry's Offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts. They are here to help you and your family by providing guidance in financial planning and financial assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

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