Master of Science Programs in Accounting

Compare 116 MSc Programs in Accounting

Accounting

A Master of Science gives the graduate many opportunities to obtain the specific skills they need for success in their chosen field of employment. They learn research skills and develop the understanding they need to work in many professional positions. The MSc in Accounting can provide access to the specific knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to obtain lucrative employment opportunities.

An MSc in Accounting typically prepares students through financial statement analysis courses, strategic cost analysis, advanced auditing, business strategy, tax strategies, economics, statistics, and many relevant electives. The courses will prepare students to fill jobs that require business strategy, consultation, business management, decision-making, and more. Other areas such as financial reporting and analysis may also be part of this program. The technical and practical aspects of accounting responsibilities will be covered throughout the course of the program.

Accountants often benefit from higher degrees. More education often translates into better pay and higher level positions. The master’s program prepares students for the CPA Exam and other evaluations that employers may have in mind. In addition to these benefits, the student often obtains management training, information about opening their own businesses, and a foundation for a wide variety of careers.

The cost of participation in an MSc in Accounting is not the same from one school to another. The cost will also vary across countries. The investment required to participate in the program should be taken into consideration when choosing a school, but should not be the only consideration.

Most of the careers available upon completion of this program are related directly to the accounting field, such as Chartered Accounting, tax work for corporations, and work for the law enforcement or other government agencies. Some of the job titles for graduates include chief financial officer, controller, certified public accountant, auditor, investigative accountant, and personal financial planner.

 

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MSc Global Accounting

The University of Law Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc Global Accounting provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of global accounting, and in particular, who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in global accounting. [+]

MSc Global Accounting

The MSc Global Accounting provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of global accounting, and in particular, who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in global accounting.

The master's programme is designed so that you can complete your course in a 12 month period. You will develop a broad comprehension of the most important concepts in global accounting with a strategic perspective in a global context. The Business School prides itself on the depth and practical relevance of the knowledge delivered on it programmes by academics with practical experience to ensure that research is melded with the relevant real-life application. You will apply theoretical concepts and accounting and finance models to real-life case studies, in an online environment. The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and a significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands.... [-]


M.S. Forensic Accounting

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Saint Louis

The Masters of Science in forensic accounting degree is a practitioner-based program that combines accounting with investigation, valuation and law while also providing insight into how forensic accounting findings are used in court cases to prosecute white-collar criminals. [+]

M.S. Forensic Accounting

Financial crises, legislation requiring greater transparency in financial reporting and other industry changes mean forensic accounting career opportunities continue to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which puts employment growth for accountants and auditors at 13 percent through 2022.

The Masters of Science in forensic accounting degree is a practitioner-based program that combines accounting with investigation, valuation and law while also providing insight into how forensic accounting findings are used in court cases to prosecute white-collar criminals.

As the only comprehensive graduate degree in forensic accounting program in the area, Webster’s faculty has worked hard to continually update and adapt the program to meet the demands of this growing profession.... [-]


Online MSc Accounting and Finance - University of Salford (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zurich Switzerland Online United Kingdom Carlisle + 4 more

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors. [+]

3 good reasons to study Accounting and Finance at Salford: Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding accounting and finance industry Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors Course Details

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors.

On completion of the course, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities in either managerial or consulting role in the corporate sector and finance industries.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

The University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for the dynamic nature of a professional career in accounting. Offering both full and part-time schedules, [+]

Master of Science in Accounting

The University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for the dynamic nature of a professional career in accounting. Offering both full and part-time schedules, the Master of Science in Accounting graduate curriculum includes courses to help students meet the educational requirements for professional certifications and related exams.

Accounting is often called the language of business. Organizations plan, assess and report the results of operations, financial condition and cash position using accounting principles to prepare financial statements that express business operations to both internal and external users of financial information.... [-]


MS in Accounting

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Kogod’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares you for a rewarding career in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. Whether you’re advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. [+]

Kogod’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares you for a rewarding career in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. Whether you’re advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade.

Casey Evans believes what sets Kogod’s MS Accounting (MSA) program apart is its inclusivity. “You don’t need any accounting experience before you get your master’s at Kogod,” says Evans, MSA program.

Jacob Spector admits Kogod’s MS Accounting (MSA) program was rigorous, but that it’s paying off now. “Ernst & Young, my current employer, tell me they’re surprised at some of the knowledge I have,” says Spector, MSA alumus. “That’s all knowledge I gained right here at American.”... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management is a degree program that prepares students for qualified work within the fields of accounting and financial management, both in the private and public sectors. [+]

The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management is a degree program that prepares students for qualified work within the fields of accounting and financial management, both in the private and public sectors. With faculty active in research, practice, and policy-setting, students will acquire both quantitative skills and an understanding of the importance of organizational context. Upon graduation, students will be well prepared for competing in an international job market.

The program offers 60 credits core courses, within managerial and financial accounting, financial management, and risk management. Furthermore, the program contains a slot of 30 credits elective courses, either for further specialization within the field of accounting and financial management or for broadening of skills through taking courses from other Master's programs at Graduate School. The program ends with a 30 credits Master Degree project.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

Suffolk University
Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2018 USA Boston + 1 more

The Suffolk Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), which holds Level-1 status with the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy, allows students to sit for the CPA exam immediately upon graduation. Additionally, MSA students have access to Wiley CPAexcel, top-rated comprehensive CPA review software, from the moment they enter the program until they pass the exam. [+]

The Suffolk Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), which holds Level-1 status with the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy, allows students to sit for the CPA exam immediately upon graduation. Additionally, MSA students have access to Wiley CPAexcel, top-rated comprehensive CPA review software, from the moment they enter the program until they pass the exam.

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MSc in Accounting and Finance

Oxford Brookes Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

On this master’s degree, you will learn to understand accounting and financial information, analyse problems and participate in management decision making. In this intensive programme, we cover financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance. A Research Project allows you to develop a deeper knowledge in an area of interest. [+]

On this master’s degree, you will learn to understand accounting and financial information, analyse problems and participate in management decision making. In this intensive programme, we cover financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance. A Research Project allows you to develop a deeper knowledge in an area of interest. You will develop the all-around capabilities needed to be a successful accounting or finance professional. These include research and analytical skills as well as team-working, problem solving and communication. The MSc Accounting and Finance is designed for those wishing to develop a career in the sector and applicants with prior accounting experience are welcome to apply.... [-]


MSc in Finance and Accounting

Imperial College Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

A specialist programme, designed for recent graduates from business backgrounds looking to move into the finance industry [+]

MSc Finance & Accounting is a one-year, full-time programme, accredited by both ACCA and CIMA, ideal for students who are looking for roles in the finance industry such as investment banking and professional services.

Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners, the programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory of finance and an understanding of the practical elements of the finance and accounting industry.

A wide variety of electives allow you to personalise the programme to match your own interests and fit your specific career goals. In the spring and summer terms, you will choose between two types of research projects, in order to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career.... [-]


MSc Accounting and Financial Management

Royal Holloway University of London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

This internationally focused course will help you to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, regardless of your undergraduate background. [+]

Overview

The rise in importance, complexity and uncertainty of accounting and financial management poses a challenge for all organisations - from established multinational corporations to social enterprises and tech start-ups - and for those who wish to pursue a career within them. This internationally focused course will help you to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, regardless of your undergraduate background.

The course provides practical-oriented knowledge in a worldwide context and aims to develop you as an independent and reflective learner, with the ability to continue to learn once in your chosen profession. Providing the skills and framework for future needs, this course takes an integrated approach to finance, accounting and business, delivering a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between these. The course draws upon the extensive research, practical knowledge, and teaching expertise of our management and finance academics. Their internationally recognised research and involvement in the activities of professional accounting bodies and firms across the world means that each module provides cutting-edge knowledge of contemporary accounting theory and practice.... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting

Babson College
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Boston

Gain technical accounting knowledge whi​le developin​​g skills immediately applicable to your career with the Babson Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). More than simply meeting the CPA requirements, the program​ provides graduates with the entrepreneurial mindset needed to excel in the dynamic and global field of public accounting. [+]

Gain technical accounting knowledge while developing skills immediately applicable to your career with the Babson Master of Science in Accounting (MSA).

More than simply meeting the CPA requirements, the program provides graduates with the entrepreneurial mindset needed to excel in the dynamic and global field of public accounting. Program Details:

The MSA is offered in a traditional format starting each September (9 months) and also in an accelerated format starting in May (7 months), with courses throughout the summer. The MSA is a 30 credit, full-time program. The Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy has classified the Babson MSA program as “Level 1”—any student who earns a graduate degree in accounting from a Level 1 program is judged to have satisfied the educational requirements to take the CPA exam. ... [-]

MSc in Finance and Accounting

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our MSc Finance and Accounting degree are designed to enable you to become a critical member of an organisation’s core management team. Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You'll explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis. [+]

A fundamental requirement of any successful organisation is to be able to manage its accounting and financial activities efficiently and effectively. This requirement has become more obvious in recent times as organisations have faced turbulent economic conditions, lending difficulties, risk management issues and the criticisms of governance.

Our MSc Finance and Accounting degree are designed to enable you to become a critical member of an organisation’s core management team. Your first semester develops a strong core knowledge of institutional, accounting and financial modelling frameworks. You'll explore the operation of markets, their major participants and the regulatory environment, as well as building a firm understanding of corporate finance, basic accounting and financial analysis.... [-]


MSc in Accounting & Finance

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry

Explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. Study accounting in its wider social context [+]

MSc in Accounting & Finance

Explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. Study accounting in its wider social context

Have you got a background in accounting with sound quantitative skills?

Do you want to enhance them by developing a more critical understanding while exploring current theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance?

Join us and after 12 months in our creative and innovative learning environment, you will leave well-equipped for a wide range of careers in international finance.

Academic qualifications

You must have, or be expecting to obtain, an excellent undergraduate degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent, which contains substantial elements of accounting, as well as some quantitative modules and preferably some microeconomics.... [-]


MSc in Finance and Accounting

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Sheffield

If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge. [+]

If you are going to succeed in finance, accountancy or other management disciplines, this MSc at Sheffield University Management School will give you a competitive edge.You will learn how to interpret accounting reports and the key skills essential for financial competence – critical if you are to excel in any field of business. Whatever career you choose to pursue, these skills will equip you for the future: entrepreneurs need financial insight to evaluate opportunities effectively and deal with banks and for a successful career in either an SME or multi-national, you will need to ground your decisions within a sound financial framework.The techniques you acquire on our MSc in Finance and Accounting will give you a set of practical skills, as well as the academic know-how.... [-]


Master in Accounting

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Madison Teaneck

Silberman College is a recognized center of excellence for accounting and tax education, with a long history of providing innovative educational programs that meet the needs of the accounting profession and its practitioners. The MS in Accounting program features two tracks. Completion of either track will academically qualify students to take the CPA exam and meet licensing requirements. [+]

Silberman College is a recognized center of excellence for accounting and tax education, with a long history of providing innovative educational programs that meet the needs of the accounting profession and its practitioners.

The MS in Accounting program features two tracks. Completion of either track will academically qualify students to take the CPA exam and meet licensing requirements.

The first track, part of the College's 150-hour accounting program, is designed for students who have an undergraduate major or concentration in accounting. This track was recognized by the American Accounting Association's prestigious Innovation in Accounting Education Award. The other track is tailored to students who do not have an undergraduate background in accounting but desire to focus in this area at the graduate level.... [-]