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FAQs

You have questions. We have answers.

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Your needs are individualized, so it makes sense that your questions are, too. Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions and can be reached at msacct@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-4110. Here are some quick answers to the most common questions we receive.

Does the program help me meet the 150-hour requirement?

Yes, it meets the educational requirements for CPA certification in Minnesota as well as most other jurisdictions.

Are prerequisites required?

A bachelor's degree in accounting or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university is required. You must be knowledgeable of U.S. financial reporting standards. 

Equivalent courses of study include an intermediate accounting sequence of courses, auditing, corporate income tax, cost accounting, advanced accounting, accounting information systems, business law and financial management.

Can I continue to work and attend this program?

The new MSA program is flexible. We have eliminated the need for you to delay accepting an internship or full-time offer by providing all our curriculum on a flexible schedule. The program can now be completed either on a part-time or a full-time basis and you may even begin your MSA studies during J-term of your junior year of undergraduate coursework.

Is this an accredited program?

Yes, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS).

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