Master of Science Programs in Accounting

Compare 115 MSc Programs in Accounting

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

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online United Kingdom City of 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.... [-]


MS in Accounting

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 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 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 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.... [-]


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 in International Accounting and Finance (International Financial Reporting)

University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Online Part time 3 - 4 semesters Open Enrollment United Kingdom Liverpool UK Online + 1 more

The fully online MSc in International Accounting and Finance with a specialisation in International Financial Reporting is for accounting professionals looking to develop the highly specialised reporting and analysis skills that global organisations require. You will learn how to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and evaluate. [+]

The fully online MSc in International Accounting and Finance with a specialisation in International Financial Reporting is for accounting professionals looking to develop the highly specialised reporting and analysis skills that global organisations require. You will learn how to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and evaluate both short-term and long-term effects on an organisation’s financial performance. Specialised modules include Advanced International Financial Reporting and Analysis and a choice between Accounting Information Systems and Technology or Financial Analysis and Valuation.

All online MSc in International Accounting and Finance programmes are offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, an accredited member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide have been granted AACSB Accreditation.*... [-]


MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Bath School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Bath

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career. [+]

This course is for

Graduates who have little or no business experience and want a career in finance or accounting.

Overview

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them. You’ll apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios.

Our course brings in expertise from the University’s departments of Mathematical Sciences and Economics. This ensures you’ll have access to a wide range of teaching and research experience.... [-]


MSc in Accounting

The University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business & Management
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Jamaica Kingston + 1 more

The MSc Accounting programme continues to be one of the sources for the provision of Chartered accountants in Jamaica. The MSc (Accounting) degree is accepted as the final professional examination for admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. [+]

The Mona School of Business and Management is the premier provider of academically-oriented accounting education within the Caribbean region. The School is committed to producing masters accounting graduates with well-developed analytical and technical capabilities, intellectually adaptive thought processes and an orientation toward lifelong learning, enabling them to become effective accounting and management practitioners and researchers.

The MSc Accounting programme continues to be one of the sources for the provision of Chartered accountants in Jamaica. The MSc (Accounting) degree is accepted as the final professional examination for admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica on its 40th anniversary in 2005, signed a Cooperation Agreement with the University of the West Indies for the continued recognition of the degree as an appropriate programme for the recognition of Chartered Accountants in Jamaica.... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

University of St. Thomas
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 Professional Accounting

Coventry University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]