Find an Accounting Program in Massachusetts


The Boston Globe wrote in July 2016 that the economy of Massachusetts is outperforming the country as a whole with steady growth. Unemployment is lower here than in many other states, the housing market is stable, and personal income is moving up. Technology and biopharmaceutical industries have long been considered drivers of the economy in Massachusetts.

Fortune 500 companies in these two industries include Biogen, Boston Scientific, EMC, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Raytheon. Technology and biomedicine startup companies abound near the state's well-known universities, especially the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The insurance industry is also well represented, with Liberty Mutual and Massachusetts Mutual being two of the best-known firms. On the fun side, discount fashion retailer TJX is headquartered outside Boston and Hasbro is here, too. The national certified public accounting (CPA) firms have a presence alongside New England's Feeley & Driscoll and Wolf & Co.

Accountants in Massachusetts have tended to earn more than the national average. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 survey put the median accountant income among accountants in the state at $74,500. In addition, 2015 data from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development offers more detail by industry. Accountants working for real estate/rental leasing firms tended to earn the most, averaging $89,010 per year. Accountants at health care and social assistance companies were paid the least on average, making $62,874 per year.

CPA licenses are controlled by the Division of Professional Licensure in the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. In order to start the process to earn your CPA license you will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Your coursework needs to include at least 21 semester hours in financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing and taxation. You also need nine semester hours of general business courses that cover business law, finance and information systems.

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (http://www.mscpaonline.org/careers/) maintains an active job bank, offers continuing education courses mandated by the state to keep your license current, and offers regular networking and professional development events. Certified management accountants find that the Northeast Regional Conference of the Institute for Management Accountants (http://nerc.imanet.org/) offers similar types of support.

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55 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


American International College (Springfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting & Taxation
Assumption College (Worcester, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Atlantic Union College (South Lancaster, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Babson College (Wellesley, MA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Accounting
Bay Path College (Longmeadow, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Bentley University (Waltham, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Accounting
Certificate in Accountancy
Certificate in Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy
Master of Business Administration - Accountancy
Master of Science in Accountancy
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - Corporate Reporting and Analysis
Major in Accounting - Information Systems and Accounting
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting - Dual in Business Administration/Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting Information Systems
Master of Science in Accounting - Cost Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Federal Taxation
Master of Science in Accounting - Financial Auditing
Master of Science in Accounting - Intermediate Accounting I
Master of Science in Accounting - Intermediate Accounting II
Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Science in Finance - Dual in Accounting/Finance
Boston University (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Management - Accounting
Bristol Community College (Fall River, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Business Administration - Accounting Information
(some programs offered online)
Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Clark University (Worcester, MA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Expanded Accounting
Curry College (Milton, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Finance
Elms College (Chicopee, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Major in Accounting
Endicott College (Beverly, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Fisher College (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Fitchburg State College (Fitchburg, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Busienss Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Framingham State College (Framingham, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Gordon College (Wenham, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Levels Offered:
Doctoral Degree
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and Management
Lasell College (Newton, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Marian Court College (Swampscott, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Massachusetts Bay Community College (Wellesley Hills, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Massasoit Community College (Brockton, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration Careers - Accounting
Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Merrimack College (North Andover, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Major in Business - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Middlesex Community College (Bedford, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Computerized Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Mildred Elley (Pittsfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting Systems Specialist
Certificate in Accounting Systems Specialist/Certificate in Business Technologies Specialist - Dual in Accounting Systems Specialist/Business Technologies Specialist
Mount Wachusett Community College (Gardner, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration (Career) - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
New England College of Business and Finance (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
AS-Business Administration-Accounting
BS-Business Administration-Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Certificate in Intermediate Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Newbury College (Brookline, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Nichols College (Dudley, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
North Shore Community College (Danvers, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Business Accounting And Financial Software
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Finance And Accounting Management
Bachelor of Science in International Business - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Advanced Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree Program in Accounting/Business Administration
(some programs offered online)
Northern Essex Community College (Haverhill, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Quincy College (Quincy, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration Career - Accounting (Career)
Associate of Business Administration Transfer - Accounting (Transfer)
(some programs offered online)
Roxbury Community College (Roxbury Crossing, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Salem State College (Salem, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting & Finance
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Salter College (West Boylston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Springfield College (Springfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Management - Accounting
Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting - Joint Degree Program in Business Administration/Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Science in Taxation - Joint Degree Program in Accounting/Taxation
(some programs offered online)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Major in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Massachusetts-Boston (Boston, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Braintree, MA / Westborough, MA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Western New England University (Springfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting/Fraud Investigation
Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation
Westfield State University (Westfield, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Worcester State College (Worcester, MA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Science in Management - Accounting

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