Master of Science Programs in Accounting

Compare 110 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
Online Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 a 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 2019 USA St. 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 Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online + 3 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.... [-]


Master in Accounting

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business
Campus Full time September 2019 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.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


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 2019 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.... [-]


MS in Accounting

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Washington + 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 degree in Accounting (MSc)

California State University Los Angeles - College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

The M.S. degree in Accountancy prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, and finance, government and nonprofit organizations. [+]

Master of Science degree in Accounting (MSc)

The M.S. degree in Accountancy prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, and finance, government and nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to produce individuals who are qualified with knowledge and techniques in one or more accounting areas: Accounting Information Systems; Financial and Public Accounting, including auditing and taxation; and Managerial and Cost Accounting. Graduates of the program are prepared to successfully challenge a professional examination for entry into the selected area; committed to professional and career development beyond their formal education into the highest executive levels of the selected area; capable of becoming leaders who exhibit high standards of ethical conduct within the profession; and prepared for doctoral study and research positions.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
Campus 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse

In today’s marketplace, rapid innovation and business without borders require accounting professionals to think critically and conceive strategic solutions for complex commerce scenarios. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting in the Whitman School of Management offers an M.S. in professional accounting that combines a rigorous curriculum with practical industry experience to fully prepare you for the challenges of a career as a practicing accountant, consultant or manager. [+]

Overview

In today’s marketplace, rapid innovation and business without borders require accounting professionals to think critically and conceive strategic solutions for complex commerce scenarios. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting in the Whitman School of Management offers an M.S. in professional accounting that combines a rigorous curriculum with practical industry experience to fully prepare you for the challenges of a career as a practicing accountant, consultant or manager.

Our program accommodates students with a background in accounting as well as those with education in other disciplines. If entering with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you will complete 30 credits to earn your M.S. in professional accounting. If entering without an undergraduate accounting degree, you will need to take additional courses during your time in the program, depending on your previous business and accounting coursework. This path could lengthen your time in the program.... [-]


MSc in Accounting, Governance and Financial Management

Sheffield University Management School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Sheffield

If you're more interested in financial management than markets and want to contribute to a sustainable financial future, this is the masters you've been looking for. [+]

This exciting new programme will explore the financial management of a range of organisations. This focus on a critical understanding of financial management complements the longstanding Sheffield School of research and students will benefit from a division of enthusiastic, internationally acknowledged academics.

The Programme

Taught full-time over two semesters, followed by a dissertation, students are educated through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and a dissertation. The first semester will set the scene with foundation modules then students will be guided into more advanced material. On graduation, students will be fully equipped to take on an advanced accounting or financial management role in a variety of organisations.... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

University Of St. Thomas Houston - Cameron School Of Business
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Cameron School of Business MSA program provides students essential knowledge in all subject areas included in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. [+]

The Cameron School of Business (CSB) helps students reach success with flexible programs. We accommodate working professionals with our class offerings. The small class environment coupled with access to Houston’s business community provides a unique liberal arts focus.

The MSA program provides students essential knowledge in all subject areas included in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The program trains students to succeed in the accounting profession. This program is accommodating to career professionals in a variety of areas, including:

Public accounting Private industry Government Nonprofit organizations Education Taxation Consulting

The Cameron MSA Advantage... [-]


MSc in Accounting & Finance

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

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

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 accounting.

Course Details

You will study six compulsory modules and two optional modules of your choice, one of which must be from Accounting. Finance modules are taken from our very successful MSc in Finance – one of the UK’s top finance courses.*... [-]


MS in Accounting

University of Maryland College Park
Campus Full time Part time 10 - 16 months September 2019 USA College Park + 1 more

The Master of Science in Accounting program produces highly trained accounting professionals who are prepared for the accountability and the expanded role accounting plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. [+]

The Smith School is known for its academic excellence. Our specialty masters programs optimize our top faculty, resources and location to transform you into a business professional ready to lead, no matter which specialization you pursue.

The Master of Science in Accounting program produces highly trained accounting professionals who are prepared for the accountability and the expanded role accounting plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. You’ll learn to carry out the rigorous internal auditing required to meet today’s strict accounting and auditing standards. Key topics include: internal auditing application and practice; forensic auditing and its role in fraud prevention, deterrence, detection and control; business ethics for accountants and auditors; and current trends in corporate governance.... [-]


Master of Science Accounting (M.S.A.C.)

Seton Hall W. Paul Stillman School of Business
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 USA South Orange + 2 more

Accounting professionals have a vast number of career paths and industries to choose from, which means our graduates enjoy high employment rates and job security. [+]

Accounting professionals have a vast number of career paths and industries to choose from, which means our graduates enjoy high employment rates and job security.

Geared toward graduates without a bachelor's degree in accounting, Seton Hall's program prepares you for a successful career and satisfies the educational credits required to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey, New York, and most other states.

Many of the biggest firms and best-known agencies turn to our program for recruiting at on-campus events, including our annual "Meet the Firms Night."

Full-time students can complete their coursework, on campus or online, in just 12 months; part-time students typically finish our program in two years.... [-]


MSc Professional Accounting

Coventry University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

A fast-paced, intensive and highly practical master’s degree programme for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of accounting in the global context. This master’s programme demands a great deal from its students, so it’s ideal if you want to cover a lot of ground in a short time. You’ll learn to operate effectively within the global marketplace, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting or to further your knowledge of accounting standards. You may have just graduated in accounting or a related subject, or perhaps you’re already an accountant but want to develop into broader management roles. This master’s course is linked to SAP. You’ll also learn using Bloomberg terminals and S&P Capital IQ – which are routinely used in major organisations around the word. And where better to study accounting than in the heart of London’s financial district? [+]

Overview

This course is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting or a related subject and those who are qualified accountants but want to develop a greater understanding of accounting to enhance their career in wider management roles.

Why Choose This Course?

Gain exposure to a technology-rich, fully simulated trading floor – mirroring that of a top investment bank – including Bloomberg trading software.

This master’s course offers all the flexibility of both full-time and part-time study, as well as 2 start dates – making it easier for you if you choose continue working while you study.

With the support of our helpful, experienced tutors, you’ll develop advanced analytical skills, clarity of perspective on global business, the ability to think more strategically, and communication and research skills. These are all in high demand among employers in the private, public, and third sectors.... [-]