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The AACSB-accredited MS in Accounting program helps students develop strong, comprehensive functional and technical skills as well as a specialized, in-depth understanding of the complexities of current accounting and tax practice. Classroom learning is immediately transferrable to the job and also prepares students to sit for the New Jersey CPA examination. We design our programs to give you the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in a dynamic global marketplace. You’ll learn to be both flexible and strategic, so you can plan ahead and seize opportunities as they arise. Our highly qualified graduates go on to work in a wide variety of corporations, nonprofit institutions and in the public sector.

You will benefit from a substantial discount negotiated for Montclair State graduate students interested in taking the Becker CPA Review Course. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions.

The MS in Accounting consists of a total of 11 courses. Students may choose solely from the list below or take nine of the listed courses with two electives of related courses at the 500 or 600 level (with approval by the chair or graduate coordinator). Each listed course is three credits.

  • ACCT 506    Internal Auditing 
  • ACCT 508    Governmental and Not For Profit Accounting
  • ACCT 510    Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 514    Advanced Taxation for Accountants
  • ACCT 515    Ethics in Accounting and Business
  • ACCT 523    Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 525    International Taxation and International Management Accounting
  • ACCT 526    Fraud Examination
  • ACCT 527    Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 528    Business Valuation
  • ACCT 540    International Accounting and Auditing
  • BSLW 503    Business Law I
  • BSLW 506    Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting
  • CMST 582   Communication in Business


  • BSLW 506    Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 526    Fraud Examination
  • ACCT 527    Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 528    Business Valuation

*All four courses must be completed to attain the Forensic Accounting Certificate — individual courses may be taken as electives


Complete for 3 semester hours.

ACCT 542    Comprehensive Issues in Public Accountancy (only required course) Students can obtain a Master of Science in Accounting by completing 11 of the above courses or nine of the above courses with two electives of related courses at the 500 or 600 level approved by the chair or graduate coordinator