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Master of Science

Overview of Master of Science in Accounting Program

Master of Science in Accounting provides students with a rigorous, advanced study focused on high level concepts, principles, analytics, and technical aspects of accountancy.

Niagara University is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Masters of Science in Accounting degree program. This is intended to provide students with a rigorous, advanced study in the areas of accounting, taxation and audit and assurance practice. 

This 33-credit program comprised of seven core courses in the field of accounting, auditing and internal controls, as well as, corporate financial policy.  The remaining four elective classes include courses in taxation, finance, organizational development and strategic information systems and big data analysis. 

The M.S. Accounting will provide a solid foundation in theory, research, and professional practice that will prepare program graduates to write the CPA Exam.  Additionally, the M.S. Accounting program will provide those students seeking to progress academically into Ph.D. programs in accounting a strong background in research theory and practice.

This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Accounting to meet the necessary requirements to enroll. 

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Why Master of Science in Accounting at NU?

Targeted Specialization

Instead of having a broad focus covering the many aspects of business management, a master of accounting degree offers a more targeted background with extensive knowledge of accounting specifically.


We provide an affordable tuition rate that allows for access to scholarships, graduate assistantships, and corporate partnership discounts. Additionally, working professionals may have access to employer reimbursement funding.


Faculty leading these courses have extensive field and research experience and are leaders within the industry regionally. They bring that expertise into the classroom, offering the most in-depth look into industry operations and best practices.

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"Niagara truly understands the diverse care er field of accounting. Faculty help students see paths beyond the traditional CPA route, and advise them on which ones may suit them best. I took electives in data analytics, which led me to a career in fraud detection and deterrence."​
Brandon Andrews, ’17
Auditor/Investigator NYS Office of the Attorney General​


Accounting Manager
Corporate Controller
Financial Controller
Senior Accountant
Senior Auditor
Senior Financial Analyst


Faculty & Staff


Dr. Ian Burt

Dr. Ian Burt
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ian

Burt, CPA

Accounting Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 716.286.8159



Dr. Hoontaek


Associate Professor of Finance
Chair of the Economics and Finance Department

Phone: 716.286.8146