Program Structure

The graduate accounting program can be completed in one year with hybrid courses taken in a trimester format. Courses will be offered online with once-per-month Saturday seminars. Saturday classes will meet at our main Fairfield campus from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Late Spring 2018

Summer II 2018

September 9

January 20

April 7

July 14*                                                

October 14

February 10

May 5

July 28

November 4

March 3

June 2

August 11

December 2

March 24

June 23

August 25*

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Late Spring 2019

Summer II 2019

September 8

January 12

April 6


October 13

February 9

May 4


November 3

March 2

June 1


December 1

March 23

June 22


*Denotes required attendance

Five-Year MSA Program Structure

This program is designed for students with business-related undergraduate degrees. The following conditions must be met to earn a master’s in accounting from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business:

  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in accounting are required to complete 30 credits for the program.
  • Undergraduate enrolled in the five-year program are required to achieve an overall “B” average in all accounting courses and an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better to remain in the program.

Students with a baccalaureate degree in other business areas but have completed 6 accounting credits (Financial Accounting – 3 credits and Managerial Accounting - 3 credits), must take the following 12 credits as prerequisites for the program:

  • Two Intermediate Accounting courses – 6 credits
  • Auditing- 3 credits
  • Advanced Accounting – 3 credits

Students with a baccalaureate degree in a field other than accounting or other business area are required to complete 15 credits of accounting and 15 credits of business prerequisites before an application to the MSA program will be considered.