NECB’s graduate business programs ranked 7th in New England by U.S. News and World Report
Why Choose New England College of Business?
New England College of Business has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today’s busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:
Lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2017).
Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.
Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.
Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report.
The Master of Science in Accounting (MACC) is a 10 course, 30-credit program that is designed to provide students with a robust foundation of academic study in accounting with an accelerated period of time.
The MACC program is a professional master’s degree designed to provide a mature understanding of accepted practices in the field of accounting. By providing students with advanced industry-specific credits coupled with the appropriate undergraduate course work results in knowledgeable accountants. The MACC is structured to maximize a student’s success on accounting certification exams through accounting theory and coverage of advanced accounting topics.
- Utilize advanced accounting concepts in financial statement preparation and conduct analysis of financial statement data.
- Interpret financial statements and disclosure notes using GAAP and GAAS and make strategic and integrative decisions.
- Demonstrate ethical decision making and professional responsibility when faced with business problems.
- Critique global business transactions and employ appropriate accounting theory.
Donna Viens, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA;
The MACC is an online program. Courses are five weeks in length, and there are eight sessions per year. The MACC is offered in a 100% asynchronous online format, and there is a strong focus on engaging students in a dynamic and interactive learning format. The program is designed for students to take one course per five-week session.
The Master of Science in Accounting is designed for students who already have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited school. Students with a Bachelors in Business will be required to take prerequisites in the undergraduate program to prepare themselves for the intense theory, skills and application-based curriculum.
Students wishing to become eligible to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam should understand the requirements of the State Board of Accountancy in their respective state or jurisdiction. NECB has offered courses in this program based on the overarching requirements of the United States. However, it is the responsibility of the student to verify actual course needs in the state they wish to be certified.
Students wishing to take the Certified Management Accountants exam should refer to the requirements of the Institute of Management Accountants. Students who enter the program with the CMA credential may be eligible for a course waiver.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 8 graduate sessions*. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission representative, who can help you explore financial options. Your admission representative can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.
* Not all programs are available during all sessions. See exceptions.