The Accounting program leads to the Master of Science in Accounting degree. The primary purpose of the Master of Science in accounting program is to prepare business and non-business majors for entry into the public accounting profession. The program serves as the "fifth" year in preparing students for the 150 hours of postsecondary education required or scheduled to be required to become a certified public accountant in most jurisdictions.
The mission of the graduate accounting program is to provide a strong regional presence for advanced professional education that prepares students for success in the accounting profession by strengthening the students' technical expertise, enhancing their understanding of professional responsibility, and improving their business skills necessary to compete in today's complex and ever changing business environment.
James Madison University offers an on-campus program tailored for individuals who prefer a traditional full-time residential college program of study.
For more information on the MSA program, contact Ms. Amanda Reedy at (540) 568-3250.