MSA Careers

Earning your online MSA degree can better position you for management and other leadership positions — along with a higher starting salary that increases with both time and experience. Accountants with a Master’s degree can generally expect to earn 16% more per year than those with only a Bachelor’s degree, in addition to the professional respect that comes with it.*

Earning your online MSA at Regis can enhance career opportunities and position you for leadership roles throughout the business community, including:

Accounting Manager1

Median wage: $89,956

Accounting managers oversee the accounting departments of companies and large organizations, often directing their staff to prepare financial statements along with forecasting reports and tax filings. They also closely monitor accounting data, implement strategies that effectively manage accounting policies or procedures, and provide advice and counsel regarding financial decisions at the highest levels.

Employers often include:

  • Corporations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Payroll services
  • Investment firms

Senior Accountant1

Median wage: $66,868

In this leadership position, the senior accountant oversees a team of staff accountants who organize and maintain financial records for a business or organization. The increased responsibility of this role requires careful and highly detailed analysis of reporting statements, costs, margins, expenditures, productivity and other aspects that contribute to financial growth.

Employers often include:

  • Insurance providers
  • Hospital and medical facilities
  • Investment firms
  • Real estate and property management


Median wage: $127,990

A controller is responsible for the implementation, execution and management of all accounting strategies within an organization, which can also include cash flow management or risk mitigation.

Employers often include:

  • Banking and financial centers
  • Insurance companies
  • Pension management companies
  • Investment firms

Financial Consultant2

Median wage: $88,890

Financial consultants provide internally-focused financial advice and guidance on a wide range of issues such as investments or mergers and acquisitions — often from an external perspective.

Employers often include:

  • Small businesses
  • Major corporations
  • Private individuals
  • Consulting firms

*Study.com1Burning Glass2Bureau of Labor Statistics


Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


The BA in Global Business Management at Regis College’s Sloane School of Business & Communication is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). With the first graduating cohort for our Master of Science in Accounting in 2022, we will begin the process for ACBSP accreditation for our MS in Accounting degree.