Graduate Degrees in Accounting and Taxation Really Add Up

Ready for the Big Four? Set to make the move to CFO? Looking for a bump in pay? A graduate degree in accounting or taxation may be the answer.

February 4, 2008
Sponsored by Suffolk University’s Graduate Programs in Accounting

By merging the practical applications of the accounting trade with the theoretical aspects of management, an MS in Accounting (MSA) can add a new dimension to your résumé.

If you are working at a smaller firm and are ready to make the leap to a larger company, an MSA can give you the necessary edge. If you are happy at a smaller firm but eager to climb the professional ladder, a graduate degree will sharpen your skills and help you improve yourself and your firm. And your new talents will be rewarded: A master’s degree in accounting typically boosts salaries by 10 percent.

As every working tax professional knows, new developments in tax law emerge almost daily. Graduate degrees in taxation offer similar benefits, updating your skills and keeping you in tune with the ever-changing tax landscape. A major focal point of political ideology in the United States, tax laws are complex and it is a daunting challenge for professionals to stay ahead of the curve.

To help you reach your goals, Suffolk University in Boston offers both an MSA degree and an MST (MS in Taxation) degree. The Suffolk MSA emphasizes global business and the assessment of strategy, as well as the identification and measurement of risk in accounting and the impact technology has on organizations and financial markets. This 10- to 19-course program can be completed in 10 to 16 months of full-time study or 16 to 24 months of part-time study. Visit www.suffolk.edu/msa for more information about the MSA program and other MSA options. For those interested in taxation, the Suffolk MST is a 10- to 14-course program that can be completed in 10 to 16 months of full-time study or 18 to 24 months of part-time study. For more information on the Suffolk MST, visit www.suffolk.edu/mst.

You can also learn more about Suffolk University’s graduate programs in accounting or taxation in person by visiting us in Boston. You’re invited to attend one of the next Graduate Information Sessions, held on February 13, 2008 and March 13, 2008. Both sessions will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm at the Omni Parker House Hotel. To reserve your place, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 617-573-8302 or grad.admission@suffolk.edu.