Online Master of Science in Accounting

Expand Your Knowledge. Grow Your Connections.

Learn to Become a Strong, Ethical Leader

Build the foundation for your accounting career and develop the relationships you need for success with the online M.S. in Accounting program from Seton Hall University. Offered by Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business, this accounting program is among only 1 percent worldwide to earn business and accounting accreditation from the AACSB. We designed the courses to meet the needs of students with modest accounting backgrounds, enabling them to develop the knowledge and skills to excel in this field. The program also offers preparation for sitting for the CPA exam.*

Seton Hall’s online programs offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism. Our distinguished faculty members empower aspiring leaders whose personal ambition aligns with a commitment to civic good.

100% Online Program

You Can Finish in 18 Months

30 Credit Hours

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Build Accounting Proficiency and Connections

An online M.S. in Accounting program from Seton Hall University provides more than a practical CPA education. We combine the flexibility of online learning with one-on-one attention to help you focus on your future in accounting and realize career success. You can tailor the program to your interests through a rich array of electives and learn from faculty with solid relationships with public accounting firms. The required courses include the following:

Financial Reporting

Get a comprehensive overview of generally accepted accounting principles and explore types of financial statements.

Essentials of Federal Taxation

Develop a basic understanding of the federal income tax structure concerning individuals and various entities, such as corporations, partnerships and estates.

Auditing Standards and Problems

Examine a case study of effective auditing procedures, such as analyzing accounts to detect fraud.

High-Quality Instruction in an Online Format

With Seton Hall’s online programs, you can learn from the same award-winning faculty as students on campus, only in a flexible format. We provide support through a range of services as you study online, including advising, library resources and career guidance. You can complete the courses using the device you prefer, whether it’s your computer, tablet or smartphone. Plus, collaborate with your classmates through online posts and chats.

Set Your Sights on a Rewarding Accounting Career

By seeking your M.S. in Accounting online with Seton Hall, you can fulfill the educational requirements that undergraduate business graduates need to sit for the CPA exam in New York and New Jersey.* From there, you can pursue CPA and Director of Operations roles offering average salaries ranging from $70,945 to $95,704 per year.1

Who Employs Seton Hall Graduates?

Our alumni are employed by prestigious organizations, such as:

  1. Deloitte
  2. EY
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. KPMG
  5. New York Life
  6. Prudential
  7. PwC

About Seton Hall University

As one of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall offers more than 90 academic programs that prepare graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens.

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  1. Payscale. “Average Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salary” and “Average Director of Operations Salary.” Retrieved November 11, 2022, from

* To sit for the CPA Exam in New Jersey, applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours in accounting and taxation and at least 24 credit hours in non-accounting, business courses. These requirements can be satisfied by any combination of undergraduate and graduate credits. Applicants from other states should become familiar with their state’s individual CPA Exam requirements at