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Why Choose New England Institute of Business?

New England Institute of Business at Cambridge College 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:


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 & 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. 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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Industry professional certifications could help you graduate sooner.

NEIB at Cambridge College accepts many industry-standard certifications for college credit. You could receive up to 6 credits for your professional certifications, saving you both time and money.

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Program Chair

Donna Viens, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA;

Instructional Delivery

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.

CPA Exam

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. NEIB 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.

CMA Exam

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.

Admission Requirements

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.


Donna Viens, Faculty

Donna Viens

Dean of Academic Affairs
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Van Berube, Faculty

Van Berube

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Paula Bramante

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