Masters Programs in Professional Accounting

Compare 49 Masters Programs in Professional Accounting

Professional Accounting

If you want to advance your knowledge in a particular subject area, then it might be wise to pursue a master’s degree. This advanced degree program takes an average of two years to complete, and can help you gain skills that are needed in the workplace. There are several schools across the globe with programs in which you might be interested in participating.

 

What is a Master in Professional Accounting?  This is an advanced degree program that is typically available to students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree. During the program, students learn advanced accounting principles so they can work as professional accountants or financial professionals upon graduation. During the course of study, students also learn about economics, common business practices, and finance. Some colleges suggest that students apply early for this program because spots usually fill up quickly.

 

There are several benefits to obtaining a Master in Professional Accounting. The knowledge that you gain will prepare you to work in various financial roles for companies around the world. In many countries, you can also receive a certification or membership into a CPA organization after you graduate. Many students that have strong analytical skills thrive in their courses and experience great success after they graduate.

 

The cost of attending school to receive a master’s degree varies. There are schools around the world, and all of them charge different fees. If you want more concrete information about the cost of tuition, then it is best to check with the administration office of the school you want to attend.

 

After graduating, students usually have multiple career options. Graduates can work for international accounting firms or as chartered accountants. In addition, there are several other jobs for which they may qualify, including chief financial officer, management accountant, finance manager, business consultant, forensic accountant, or tax specialist.

 

If you want to pursue this degree, then look online to find the right option for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Accounting

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2017 USA Ames

The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. Graduates comply with the Iowa Standards for Certification upon passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Applicants to the program should have a strong academic record. Requirements for admission will generally be: GPA above a 3.25 (junior/senior GPA will be considered if better than overall) Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses. Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387 Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays GMAT score of at least 50th percentile* GMAT writing of at least 4.5* Additional factors that will be considered are: Professional work experience including internships Leadership experience Strong references from professional work experience and faculty Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree Our Master of Accounting faculty are respected nationally and have been making a difference as editors and co-editors of the top journals in their areas of expertise. Our accounting faculty host annual training conferences for continuing education credits and provide external consulting. These external experiences provide a link for our students from the classroom to the real-world practice. This program is designed for undergraduate accounting majors. Applicants that do not have an undergraduate accounting degree will generally have to meet the same admission requirements. If you do not have an accounting degree, you will not be admitted until you have met the required prerequisites. Have more questions, please contact busgrad@iastate.edu *Applicants are generally required to complete a GMAT exam. If an applicant from Iowa State University has an undergraduate GPA in the accounting major over 3.25 in both overall GPA and at least four upper level accounting classes, and no grade lower than a B in any accounting class, the GMAT requirement will be waived. ... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 Singapore

<strong>SMU MPA</strong> is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA [+]

SMU MPA is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA Australia, ICAA, ICAEW, CIMA, SAC and AACSB). The MPA curriculum offers academic rigour and first-hand industry knowledge, and is taught by a world-class faculty with significant industry experience. The MPA appeals to two main groups of aspirants – non-accounting graduates who wish to join the accounting profession, and those who require accounting knowledge in their expanded or future roles. MPA graduates are well sought after in areas of accounting, taxation, auditing and consulting in both the public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning. Applicants must have sufficient background in Mathematics/Calculus. GMAT is compulsory for all applicants. More information about GMAT is available at the GMAT website. Candidates should take the GMAT as soon as possible. The results should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to SMU (code for SMU MPA: F8D-3B-56). If the official GMAT scores are not ready yet, candidates may submit their MPA application using the unofficial scores and submit the official results later. Applicants with post-undergraduate working experience will have an added advantage. - Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview by members of the MPA Admission Panel. For international students, telephone interviews will be conducted if they are not in Singapore. Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. Applicants whose Undergraduate medium of instruction was not in English, are to sit for either TOEFL or IELTS. Start date: May & Aug each year Fees Application - S$50 (Non-refundable) Registration/Deposit - S$5,400 (Singaporean/PR) - S$5,500 (Foreigner) (Non-refundable) Registration and Deposit fee is non-refundable and payable on acceptance to the programme. The registration fee of S$400 or S$500 covers matriculation, examination fees, orientation activities, library and computer account. The deposit fee of S$5,000 will contribute to first installment of tuition fee. Tuition Fees - S$38,520 (inclusive of GST) Payment schedule First installment of S$1,420 and 5 installments of S$6,420 per term for Part-time students or First installment of S$7,840 and 2 installments of S$12,840 for Full-time students [-]

Master of Professional Practicing Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Australia Melbourne

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, from working as an academic to a CFO, in any corner of the globe! Keep up, move on and get ahead The global business world is evolving at an ever increasing rate. Companies want professionals who are able to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Opportunities to undertake Master level studies in Professional and Practising Accounting with a broad grasp of corporate, national and global business environments are rare. We offer the MPPA as an effective route to generate professional accounting capabilities for managers. You’ll develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to make significant contributions to: corporate planning data informatio and knowledge management leadership of management teams development of corporate policy Contributions to corporate planning are especially relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of new capabilities and their longer term impact. You’ll be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with: creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning a high level of personal autonomy and accountability effective execution of substantial research-based projects and professional scholarship Exit Points You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting, then choose to complete their Master later. Employment outcomes Enjoy a range of career possibilities, including: professional accountant management accountant consultant academic financial accountant CFO – Chief Financial Officer senior accountant Assessment The Master of Professional and Practising Accounting consists of four focal studies: core skills essential to higher management research, legal and accounting capabilities appropriate to strategic business units and corporations capital markets, finance, taxation and audit global business context, strategic management accounting, advanced corporate reporting, and ethics and governance [-]

Master of Accounting

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Columbus

Today's accountant is expected to know more and do more than ever before. To be successful, accountants must demonstrate critical and analytical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and be effective communicators. Fisher's MAcc program gives you the tools and training to get you there. [+]

Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at Fisher College of Business is ranked 14th in the nation. At Fisher, you will find a unique combination of benefits that separates the Fisher MAcc from the pack: Dedicated support from your MAcc career management team. In 2014, average starting salaries were over $51,000, with salaries ranging from $40,000 up to $75,000. A curriculum tailored to your interests. With almost 80% of your curriculum consisting of electives, you choose the best preparation for your career path. Fisher’s intentionally small size, which helps you build deeper relationships and a stronger network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff. This unique combination sets the Fisher MBA apart and enables our students to find the career success they desire. We’d love to chat more about your career aspirations and how a Fisher MAcc might help you reach them. Fill out the form to the right to join our mailing list and learn more about Fisher’s MAcc program. [-]

Master Program in Business Studies - with an International Focus

Dalarna University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. “No business is an island!” Companies and organizations are not isolated entities and must be seen in a wider context where employees, suppliers, customers, public authorities and citizens affect and are affected by business operations. This gets even more complex in a globalized economy with companies that have customers, suppliers, or distributors in different markets. This Master's Programme in Business Studies explores these themes by combining theoretical classes with practical exercises based on the needs of local and international companies. Core courses focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and management are combined with a student’s choice of specialisation (Accounting, Marketing or Strategic Human Resource Management). By offering a modern understanding of business while allowing you to develop a unique thesis project, this programme prepares you for entering the dynamic international job market. Why should you take this programme? Choosing your own specialization offers you the chance to tailor the programme to your professional goals. Come into close contact with regional and international companies where you will carry out your course work and the Master’s thesis. International peers and lecturers will provide strong opportunities for you to build your network and prepare yourself for a future career in international business. Who should apply to the Business Studies programme? The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. Attracting students from around the world, the programme offers participants the chance to learn about business practices and opportunities in foreign cultures and emerging markets. Documented good command of both oral and written English is required. TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS The following information is applicable only to students who are applying to Dalarna University from non-EU/EEA countries and who are not applying through an approved exchange programme. Tuition Fees In addition to paying an application fee (900 SEK), students applying from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees for the Business Studies programme. Total Programme Tuition Fee (Two Semesters) Students Commencing in 2013: 84 000 sek Total Per Semester: 42 000 sek Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments. The first payment of 42 000 sek must be paid no later than June 1, 2014. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application. Scholarships There are a number of scholarships available for successful applicants to the Business Studies programme who are applying from non-EU/EEA countries. Value of Scholarships Up to 40 scholarships available that cover up to 50% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits). [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Morgantown

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. [+]

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation. Nationally recognized program of excellence In addition to the College's AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. This AACSB Accreditation makes WVU's Accounting department one of the top programs in the country. Fewer than 28 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MPA program. Outstanding placement record The MPA program has an excellent placement record. The big four as well as many other international, national, regional, and local firms actively recruit WVU accounting graduates. Recommended Course Sequence Fall Semester courses begin in late August and Spring Semester courses in mid January. Summer session I classes begin in mid-May and are completed by June 30. Due to possible course rotations between semesters, students may start the program only in August or January. ACCT 511 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice ACCT 551 Assurance Services/Professional Standards ACCT 561 Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting ACCT 591F ADTP: Bus/Econ Decision Making ACCT 512 Mergers and Acquisitions ACCT 541 Income Taxes and Business Decisions ACCT 571 Accounting and Business Consulting ACCT 442 Income Tax Accounting 2 ACCT 521 Information Technology Auditing ACCT 556 Fraud Detection & Deterrence Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program is determined by a committee of accounting faculty. The committee acts upon individual applications within a short period of time after receipt of the completed application. GPA and GMAT Requirements The admission committee seeks applicants who possess a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (calculated on all college courses completed or the last 60 hours); an accounting grade point average of 3.0 (calculated exclusive of principles, proctoring, internship, and independent study courses); and a total GMAT score in the 60 percentile or higher. Both full and half-time applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MPA program. Students who possess appropriate GMAT scores and grade point averages, but do not possess a bachelor's degree in accounting, may apply for provisional MPA graduate status. Provisional students must complete the prerequisite courses before enrolling in MPA courses. Applicants with accounting undergraduate degrees must also satisfy all the prerequisite courses for the MPA program. Students receiving provisional admission to the MPA degree will meet with the MPA coordinator to develop a written plan for the completion of the prerequisite courses. After completing all prerequisite coursework the student must request a change from provisional to regular MPA status which is subject to approval by the MPA Admission Committee. Failure to satisfactorily complete the plan will result in the cancellation of the applicant's provisional MPA graduate student status. Note: No student will be admitted as a provisional graduate student without satisfying the GMAT requirement. GRE scores (Graduate Records Examination) will be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores only for applicants with GRE scores in the 70th percentile or above. Prerequisite Courses Business Finance Income Tax Accounting Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Computer Science Business Law Principles of Accounting I and II Intermediate Accounting I and II Cost/Management Accounting Internal or External Auditing The WV Board of Accountancy requires the above listed courses to sit for the CPA exam in West Virginia, in addition to other accounting related courses. These courses are also required because CPAs need a broad business background in the practice of public accounting. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 12 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. The Master of Professional Accounting is offered in order to cater for the strong demand of non-accounting degree holders to acquire professional accounting qualifications. [+]

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications.

Master of Professional AccountingCRICOS code: 066849EUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, online or distance 6 years part-timeStart dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-accounting field

Professional AccreditationThe program satisfies the initial educational entrance requirements of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). We recommend that graduates in accounting from an overseas university obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying for admission. In many cases, such graduates may be required to complete only 3 – 4 courses to achieve Associate membership. These can be studied through a Graduate Certificate in Business.... [-]


Master of Accounting (Professional)

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program... [+]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program and provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Key features

Enables you to qualify for membership with an Australian professional accounting association Ensures you are taught by accounting academics and practitioners who are experts in their field: a number of our teaching staff also act as consultants to the ICAA and CPA Australia Offers a flexible class time for students who work full-time This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce to give you a two year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree CRICOS registration is being sought for the Master of Accounting (Professional) with Master of Commerce. This program will be available for international students once CRICOS-registered ... [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit MPAc program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students. Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Admission Criteria The MPAc program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields. We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays and letters of recommendation. Professional experience is considered advantageous, but is not required for admission. We encourage recent graduates, entry-level and mid-career professionals to apply. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16 - 16 months March 2017 Singapore

Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. [+]

Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. Our accounting degree holds full accreditation with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA). Graduates are able to apply for associate membership with these two professional bodies. Subjects Foundation Subjects Marketing Management People in Organisations Accounting and Finance for Managers Comparative Global Business Systems Core Subjects Management Accounting Corporate Finance Introduction to Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services Business Law Taxation Law Law of Business Organisations Accounting for Corporations Advanced Issues in Accounting Data Analysis and Decision Modelling Economics for a Sustainable World Practical or Research Project Career outcomes Accounting graduates enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors including: public accounting practice, financial analysis, financial and management accounting, banking, system support and analysis, taxation and financial advising. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$43,674 International S$44,940 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Swinburne Online
Online Full time Part time 18 months March 2017 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Take the next step in your business career by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by practicing accountants, the Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne gives you the skills you need to work in broad range of financial roles, from tax consultant to CFO. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Become a qualified accountant Take the next step in your business career by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by practicing accountants, the Master of Professional Accounting from Swinburne gives you the skills you need to work in broad range of financial roles, from tax consultant to CFO. You'll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, and make critical business decisions as part of a strategic team. You will graduate as a qualified accountant, and you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Career opportunities Accounts Officer Analyse the financial activities and maintain the growth targets of a business. Tax Accountant Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients. Financial Accountant Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control. Company Accountant Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business. Learning at Swinburne Online Designed by accountants, for accountants The Master of Professional Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas. A community of professionals At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. You’ll learn from practicing accounting professionals, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture. A unique learning experience You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. Working to your own schedule, you’ll learn from industry professionals in a purpose-built online environment. Here you will work on real accounts, and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply in a range of industries. Entry criteria Have completed an undergraduate business qualification (non-accounting major) AND Completed a statement of purpose [-]

Master in Accounting

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. [+]

Justification and Purpose Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. Nonetheless, constant changes in the legislative framework, in the accounting thought and theory development, compel those who have chosen this area of knowledge as a professional activity or as a tool for decision making, to undergo a continuous process of learning. Holders of our Master degree in Accounting should be highly skilful and competent in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. This advanced and thorough qualification, will improve their scientific education and professional performance and will help them to evolve as active members within the decision making process in private or public, national or international companies and in dynamic and competitive environments. In addition, this programme does also envisage to: Acquire in-depth scientific training in Accounting. Develop avanced scientific research in Accounting. Apply some underlying principles to the constitution of an European High Education Area, within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), whilst supplying updated flexible curricula. It is a four-semester-long Master Programme, which corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. Throughout the 1st year, the expected learning outcomes and the programme coursework, address the needs of graduates from areas such as Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. It also accommodates the needs of recent graduates wishing to be experts in Accounting and, in particular, Chartered Accounting Technicians, Auditors, Accounting Lecturers and Researchers. In the 2nd year of the programme, future holders of this Master Degree should have a full command of the theoretical and practical aspects of their area of specialisation by completing and defending a dissertation, a project or an internship + report (60 ECTS). Do you intend to strengthen your skills and competences in the fields of Accounting, Auditing or Taxation, and have better prospects of a future career in the labour market? This Master Degree in Accounting is the solution you are looking for! You may find further information in the Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Accounting [-]

Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Mixed-mode)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related [+]

Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Mixed-mode)

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related knowledge and skills. Students' achievement is targeted at two levels:

To become professional user, preparer, and auditor of accounting information upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma; To become expert user of accounting information for making executive decisions upon completion of the Master’s degree.

The completion of seven core subjects leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PgDPA). On completion of the PPA components, graduates will be able to:... [-]


Master in Professional Accounting

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. [+]

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. The Accounting Department has obtained (in 2012) the first AACSB-accounting accreditation in the GCC and MENA region, and the tenth worldwide outside North America. As the professional accounting field is highly needed in the country, this program was considered to attract top businesses and companies from around the world. The MPA program caters for practicing accountants and managers who have chosen the professional path, and would like to further their education with a post-graduate degree in accounting. The degree will also be a natural route to a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). Students whose first degree is not accounting, or with limited or no background on accounting and/or Business will have to successfully complete foundation courses before they are formally admitted to the program. However, those courses will not count towards the final credit hours of the program. For those students who have limited background in accounting (mainly business students), they will be asked to successfully complete two foundation courses, before they are admitted to the program. As for students with no relevant degree (mainly non-business students), they will be asked to take four courses. In addition, each applicant with no business background will be subject to an individual assessment on a case by case basis to make sure that the pool of students have the basic competencies and knowledge (mainly in economics and statistics) needed for the program. Teaching will be through evening sessions. Each semester (Fall and Spring) will be divided into two quarters, two courses offered each quarter. This translates into students being able to do 8 courses every academic year, needing 3 semesters to complete the 12 courses required. Each course is equivalent to 3 credit hours which are equivalent to 48 contact hours (inclusive of class hours, compulsory group work, and supervised field projects). The objectives of the MPA program include the following: Enable graduates to have a high level of functional and technical competence in accounting that surpasses market-offered competencies. Cover much wider areas of accounting than any of the professional accounting certifications that tend to be narrowly specialized. Develop personal and business competencies (technical and non-technical) of graduates and provide them with an excellent foundation for successful professional careers. These competences are knowledge and professional skills essential to career success, such as research skills, analysis skills, judgment skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and group interaction skills. Enable graduates to apply best accounting theories to their own practices, which form the basis of a sound accounting profession in the region and internationally. Enable graduates to meet one of the criteria for enrollment in DBA programs. Enable accountants who are yet to obtain professional certifications to complete the required minimum credit hours of higher education study (for example the 150 credit hours required for the American CPA certification). Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program will be based on the following criteria: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application. Candidates will be required to have a formal interview in English. Candidates will be required to submit two recommendation letters. Candidates with no degree in Accounting but with a business background will be required to successfully complete two prerequisite foundation courses. Candidates with no degree in accounting and no business background will be required to successfully complete four prerequisite foundation courses. In addition, a case-by-case assessment will be made for each candidate. A complete application package must include the following: Completed application form; The required non-refundable application fee stated on the form (AED 1000). This fee must be paid prior to consideration of the application; Two certified copies of official transcripts from all Colleges or universities attended (the applicant must arrange for these to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar and Dean of Enrollment); and An official copy of the applicant’s IELTS certificate or equivalent. Final decisions concerning a student's acceptance into the program rests with the MPA Admissions Committee. [-]

Master in Accounting

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Orleans

Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Master of Accounting Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. The Tulane Masters of Accounting (MACCT) program prepares students on all these fronts and provides them with a head start to become leaders in the accounting profession. The MACCT program's core courses provide academic rigor in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. The program's flexible structure gives students the option of adding a concentration in Finance, Energy or Taxation and to complete their coursework over 2 or 3 semesters. Additionally, if the student desires, the MACCT course offerings can enable a student to sit for the CPA exam. We develop analytical thinking skills in our students through experiential learning in all our courses – Socratic discussions, case studies, group projects are all part of the coursework. Ethical issues in accounting are also woven into class discussions. Tulane MACCT program boasts a world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and active researchers. Our faculty have hands-on industry experience (e.g. investment banking, revenue authority, private tax practice, and expert testimony for litigation) which they integrate in the classroom. A business communications course and assignments in other courses further develop students' written and oral communication skills. Tulane's diverse student population mimics the global business environment with students from various cultural, linguistic and business backgrounds coming together to learn both from our first-class faculty and each other. The program's small size also provides students with the opportunity to work closely with our faculty and develop meaningful relationships with fellow students. Professional staff from the career management center (CMC) provide students with career education programs and counselling that respond to the current market and help students develop and manage their career. Services offered by the CMC include individual career coaching, assistance in developing effective cover letters and resumes, mock interviews, workshops on exploring and navigating the job market, etc. Ardent competition for Tulane MACCT students means that MACCT graduates are very successful in pursuing careers with the major public accounting firms as well as private industry. Curriculum Prerequisites (must be completed prior to beginning the program) Financial Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 2010 or 6010 or equivalent) Managerial or Cost Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 3010 or 6020 or equivalent) Intermediate Accounting I & II (Freeman School ACCN 3100 & 4110 or equivalent); or three semester hours of graduate intermediate accounting. MACCT Core Courses (18 credits) Ethics in Accounting and Finance Auditing Advanced Financial Accounting Advanced Managerial Accounting Business Law Taxation of Legal Entities MACCT Electives (12 credits) Accounting Information Systems Alternative Financial Accounting Frameworks Energy Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Forensic Accounting Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting Research in Taxation Taxation of Individuals Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations Tax Planning for Corporate Decision Making Core Courses in the Risk Option (see below) Students who have an accounting undergraduate degree may be eligible to take the MACCT Risk Option with the following core courses: Core Courses (12 credits) Advanced Auditing Accounting Research Accounting for Business and Financial Risk Accounting and Controls for Operations Risk The remaining 18 credits are electives; nine elective credits should consist of graduate coursework related to a specific business discipline or industry (e.g., finance, taxation, energy, entrepreneurship). Each MACCT student will meet with a faculty adviser to develop a curriculum that is tailored to their interests and goals. Joint Degree (BSM/MACCT) Benefits Whereas most joint degree programs are comprised of two graduate degrees, at Tulane, our BSM-MAACT is an undergraduate and graduate degree that offers considerable advantages: Opportunities for full-time, paid, busy-season internship in the city and state where you ultimately want to work (counts for 3 hours of academic credit toward the 30 required for graduation). The same undergraduate financial package extends to the fifth year of study. Greater flexibility in fulfilling undergraduate requirements. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required; in fact, employers report that they appreciate the diverse backgrounds that Tulane alumni bring to their operations. A streamlined recruitment process. Apply for the positions that interest you, interview with the respective firms when they come to campus to meet you in person, and then travel to the city where you plan to live for final interviews. Special Considerations for International Students International students have access to the same amenities and services we offer domestic students, as well as some tailored to the international student experience* Interview Preparation & Recruitment During our recruitment events, multi-national accounting firms interview international MACCT students for positions in their native countries. The Career Management Center offers workshops specifically geared toward international MACCT students. [-]