Master of Science 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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Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting Program

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Campus Part time 14 months September 2018 USA Newmarket

The Rutgers Business School Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting (M.S.) program is a 30-credit, part-time accounting degree for people like you who don't have a traditional educational or professional accounting background, but are seeking an advanced degree in accounting other than an MBA. [+]

Are you seeking an advanced degree in accounting but don’t have undergraduate or professional work experience in the field? 

The Rutgers Business School Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting (M.S.) program is a 30-credit, part-time accounting degree for people like you who don't have a traditional educational or professional accounting background, but are seeking an advanced degree in accounting other than an MBA. 

If you have an undergraduate degree in a business discipline other than accounting, or in the arts and sciences*, as well as some work experience, then the professional accounting program will help to prepare and equip you for a successful transition into a career in accounting. ... [-]


MSc In Accounting

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this comprehensive graduate MSA degree program allows you to develop your skills in financial reporting, taxation and auditing while preparing for your Uniform CPA Examination. [+]

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business

Overview

Earn a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and Prepare for your CPAPrepare for an advanced career in corporate or public accounting with Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Science in Accounting. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this comprehensive graduate MSA degree program allows you to develop your skills in financial reporting, taxation and auditing while preparing for your Uniform CPA Examination. Designed for students with a bachelor’s in accounting, this accelerated path to learning offers a robust foundation that encourages legal and ethical practice for accountants and managers bound to policies of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act.... [-]


Master of Science in Accounting

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Rochester

The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Program overview The master of science in accounting is designed to satisfy New York state requirements for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to sit for the CPA exam and attain CPA licensure. Students may complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, with the full-time program beginning exclusively in the fall semester. Curriculum The program consists of 10 courses and a comprehensive exam based on the finance courses completed by the student. The exam is administered at the end of the student’s last term. Students must pass the exam to earn their degree. ACCOUNTING, MS DEGREE, TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE Accounting Profession Accounting Information Systems Advanced Accounting Auditing and Professional Responsibility Advanced Taxation Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Services Comparative Financial Statement Analysis Financial Accounting Theory and Research Electives Field Exam Admission requirements To be considered for admission to the MS program in accounting, candidates must fulfill the following requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred), Submit a personal statement, Submit a current resume, and Complete a graduate application. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted... [-]

MSc in Professional Accounting

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme aims to provide you with a strong professionally-oriented training in accounting. [+]

Overview The MSc Professional Accounting programme aims to provide you with strong professionally oriented training in accounting. You will study the professional syllabus of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and will obtain exemptions from all six professional-level papers of the exams needed to gain chartered accountant status (subject to validation of the programme by ICAEW), as well as receiving preparation to sit the final advanced-level papers. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills The programme aims to equip you with: • intellectual skills and theoretical understandings appropriate to the study of accounting at postgraduate level • an awareness of key current issues, theory and practice in the field of accounting • skills in professional accounting and financial decision-making, evaluation and analysis of financial data and the techniques to evaluate and act upon complex financial and tax-related issues encountered in practice • the knowledge necessary towards qualifying and operating as a chartered accountant. Modules • Financial strategy • Financial accounting and reporting • Audit and assurance • Business strategy and management • Business planning - taxation • Tax compliance • Corporate reporting and auditing I and II • Strategic business management • Integrated case study. Additional learning activity modules The programme shall include an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity, normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. Careers The MSc Professional... [-]

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, acreddited 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.... [-]


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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. 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, tells 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.” [-]

Masters of Science in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Mount Vernon

This is a specialized degree program designed to both further the success of current accounting professionals and equip career-changers with the skills necessary to enter and excel in this industry. [+]

Now is the time to learn the language of business. When you choose the Masters of Science in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program you'll go beyond just accounting; you'll build your knowledge in areas of finance and information systems, too. This is a specialized degree program designed to both further the success of current accounting professionals and equip career-changers with the skills necessary to enter and excel in this industry. This innovative program is ideal for those interested in the areas of public accounting, corporate or nonprofit accounting. Enhance Your Accounting Career The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services programs gives you the competitive advantage and the technical skills you need for effective and ethical business consulting and is an ideal choice if you are looking to: build on your undergraduate degree satisfy some of the coursework to sit for the CPA exam fulfill the 150 hours of education requirement for a certified public accountant license in Maryland. apply accounting knowledge and concepts to regulatory environments, external reporting, securities acts and Sarbanes-Oxley possess the necessary research skills to study business and accounting problems effectively define business information needs and the technological solutions to meet those needs. Develop Essential Skills Through this program, you’ll become knowledgeable in: contemporary issues in financial reporting managerial cost and control systems assurance services financial analysis and strategy investment analysis database management systems analysis. Our Faculty combine academic scholarship with practical experience have a full range of knowledge in accounting and business advisory issues... [-]

MSc in Business (Accounting & Finance)

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

Our MSc in Business (Accounting & Finance) offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. [+]

Break into business and convert your undergraduate degree into a highly valuable WBS Masters

Interested in developing your financial acumen?

Want to gain comprehensive business skills to give your career a boost?

Our MSc in Business (Accounting & Finance) offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. A grounding in key business areas is followed by modules in accounting and finance to give you knowledge in this specialist field.

This course is open to anyone with a good first degree who wants an opportunity to study business with an introduction to finance and accounting.

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Master of Science in Accounting

Graduate School of Management at Clark University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Worcester

Learn to develop and analyze accounting information and advise top-level managers as they make important decisions. Examine and evaluate financial statements and 10-k reports. Provide assurances [+]

Master of Science in Accounting

Accounting: A Language of Business

Learn to develop and analyze accounting information and advise top-level managers as they make important decisions. Examine and evaluate financial statements and 10-k reports. Provide assurances of financial accuracy and control. Develop investment and tax strategies.

A Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree from Clark readies you for a career in public accounting and financial management fields increasingly seeking employees with advanced accounting degrees and CPA certification.

A recent survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) found that "opportunities in the accounting profession continue to expand as the needs of firms and businesses grow ever more complex and global." In fact, the Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates a 22% growth in accounting and auditing jobs through 2018. Graduates with a master's degree — and CPA certification — have the brightest outlook of all.... [-]


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

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MSc in Accounting and Finance

University of Edinburgh Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. [+]

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. Programme overview Our MSc is designed to give students a specialist education in accounting and finance, suitable for a range of careers in the finance sector. It will provide you with an understanding of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the factors behind success and failure in different organisations. The programme will also help you to develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose two specialised option courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The course is structured to allow you to gain a strong foundation in accounting and finance, whilst allowing you to specialise and tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. Knowledge exchange The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows students on the MSc to learn from visiting speakers with extensive experience in accounting and finance, such as the Head of Finance at AEGON and the Managing Director of Citigroup Scotland. The programme also maintains strong relationships with accounting... [-]

Master of Science in Accounting

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus Full time Part time 9 months September 2018 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting is designed to maximize the probability that our students pass their CPA exam on their first attempt. While the requirements to take the CPA exam differ from state to state, many examinations cover content that is not taught in most undergraduate programs. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Why attend the University of Cincinnati for Accounting? The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting is designed to maximize the probability that our students pass their CPA exam on their first attempt. While the requirements to take the CPA exam differ from state to state, many examinations cover content that is not taught in most undergraduate programs. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting program is specifically designed to cover all of the material typically tested by the CPA exam. Graduates of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business’ Master of Science in Accounting program are qualified to sit for not only the State of Ohio CPA exam, but also the CPA test proctored in many other states as well. While the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting program focuses on passing the CPA exam, it also provides our students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the workplace once they have successfully passed the CPA exam. That’s one of the many reasons why the Public Accounting Report recently ranked the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting one of the Top 20 programs in the United States. Master of Science in Accounting ranked among the TOP 20 programs in the United States by Public Accounting Report. Program Highlights Ranked one of the Top 20 programs in the United States among accounting programs with 16 to 21 full-time faculty by Public Accounting Report Students can... [-]

MSc in Accounting

Saint Xavier University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Chicago

The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-hour program that can easily be completed in one year. The program is designed to prepare students for both the CPA and possibly the CMA or the CFE depending on selection of electives. [+]

MSc in Accounting Our comprehensive programs are designed to meet the diverse and changing needs of students and employers. The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-hour program that can easily be completed in one year. The program is designed to prepare students for both the CPA and possibly the CMA or the CFE depending on selection of electives. Prerequisite Courses All courses required upon entry, unless otherwise noted as “waived.” Program only available for those with accounting undergraduate degrees. Coursework must include 24 hours of non-accounting business courses. Must have Business Ethics, Business Communications and 2-hour research component. ACCT 210: Financial Accounting (3) ACCT 211: Managerial Accounting (3) ACCT 301: Intermediate Accounting I (3) ACCT 302: Intermediate Accounting II (3) ACCT 303: Intermediate Accounting III (3) ACCT 311: Individual Income Tax (3) ACCT 321: Cost Accounting (3) ACCT 341: Auditing (3) ACCT 351: Advanced Accounting Issues (3) ACCT 361: Corporate Income Tax (3) ENGL 224: Professional Writing (3) FINC 300: Principles of Finance (3) MGMT 380: Business, Ethics and Society (3) 2-Hr Research (completed if taken INT II, III) Program Requirements (30 credit hours) The following courses are required: ACCT 550: Cost and Profitability Analysis (3) ACCT 521: Accounting Analytics and Revune Optimization (3) ACCT 561: Forensic and Investigative Accounting (3) ACCT 562: Information System Security (3) ACCT 563: Advanced Topics in Taxation/Regulation (3) ACCT 564: Accounting Information Systems (3) ACCT 516: Ethical Issuses in Financial Fraud (3) OR MGMT 520: Business Ethics in Governance (3) Choose three of... [-]

Master of Science in Accounting

University of Maryland College Park
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 16 months September 2018 USA College Park + 1 more

The MS in Accounting is the flagship graduate accounting program offered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Designed for accounting professionals looking to maximize their marketability, the program will provide you with the tools you need to advance your organization – and your career – in this challenging legal and regulatory business environment. [+]

MS in Business: Accounting

 

The MS in Accounting is the flagship graduate accounting program offered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Designed for accounting professionals looking to maximize their marketability, the program will provide you with the tools you need to advance your organization – and your career – in this challenging legal and regulatory business environment.

 

In today's era of heightened accountability, organizations are charged with carrying out rigorous internal auditing to meet strict corporate governance and other accounting and auditing standards. The demand for highly trained accounting professionals who can successfully interpret new rules, better understand business control processes, and design effective internal controls has never been greater.... [-]