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 Science in Accounting

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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 Finance

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

This Finance programme is research oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve practical problems that will create value to companies and enable societies to evolve. [+]

Overview The MSc Finance programme is research-oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical financial problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve. You will get wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing as well as quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both the finance and economics fields. Contemporary topics will be integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behaviour in financial markets. Throughout the programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with research seminars, discussions with academic staff and visiting researchers, and meetings with representatives from the financial markets. This will ensure an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world. The programme is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities. It will make use of cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field. Unique selling points • Have the opportunity to apply for teaching and research assistantships within International Business School and across the University during your studies • Listen to and meet high-profile people from the management world as well as attend networking events with local employers and events organised by recruiting organisations on campus • Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese... [-]

MSc in Accounting

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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 Accounting

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. [+]

Course description Boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession. Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. Many of our accounting academics have close connection with the accountancy profession, allowing you to benefit from these links. CFA training We have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build... [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of your career in international accounting and finance. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent accounting and finance professionals. At Kent Business School our MSc in International Accounting and Finance is specially designed to develop your international accounting knowledge and skills to a high professional standard. This one-year, full-time programme aims to meet market needs through the preparation for, and development of, your career in international accounting and finance. It is well suited to students who have some knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wish to expand their skills and understanding to an advanced level. The programme is also suitable for students with a good academic standing from a related discipline, who wish to enhance their careers in international accounting and finance or for those interested in pursuing research or further study in this area. The MSc in International Accounting and Finance will equip you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management. This programme equips you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management. Teaching in the School is informed by the latest research and the changing needs of the global business environment. Our international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide... [-]

MS Accounting

Kogod School of Business, American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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, 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.” [-]

MSc Business (Accounting & Finance)

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 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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MSc in Finance and Accounting

Imperial College Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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. Our dedicated Careers and Professional Development Service will work with you do identify and achieve your career goals by providing provide highly relevant and unlimited one-to-one support, as well as regular workshops and networking opportunities. You will have access to software facilities including Bloomberg terminals, Reuters Eikon, Datastream and Matlab in two bespoke computer labs. Foundation Modules You will study five foundation modules in September that introduce the tools of modern finance and enhance your career development skills. Accounting and Valuation Application of Matlab to Finance Financial Modelling Markets and Securities The Finance Industry Core Modules Core modules build rapidly on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. Each module comprises 27 hours of lectures. Advanced Corporate Finance Corporate Finance Corporate Strategy Derivatives Financial Accounting Financial Econometrics Investment and Portfolio... [-]

MSc in Accounting

Saint Xavier University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 Degrees in Accounting. 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... [-]

MSc Finance and Accounting

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This route is designed to build on your first degree in Accounting. Its focus is on developing your understanding by applying theories to practice, covering the subjects that will enable you to complete your professional body entrance exams and progress your career. [+]

MSc Finance and Accounting This route is designed to build on your first degree in Accounting. Its focus is on developing your understanding by applying theories to practice, covering the subjects that will enable you to complete your professional body entrance exams and progress your career. 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. In your second semester you can deepen your core knowledge of Finance, or specialise by taking an Investment Banking or Accounting route. Finally, your third semester sees you undertake a major project, applying your skills in a real-world setting, conducting independent research or gaining an international perspective by working overseas. Why choose this course? The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance. The course will help you to understand and apply traditional and current theoretical principles, models and frameworks to strategic accounting and strategic financial management. It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance. The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance. You'll also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you. You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which... [-]

Master of Science in Management-Finance

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Cleveland

The Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) degree is a rigorous program designed to equip you to meet the needs of companies in the financial sector in today’s intense and competitive business climate. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. The Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) degree is a rigorous program designed to equip you to meet the needs of companies in the financial sector in today’s intense and competitive business climate. The Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) program is led by the world-class faculty who teach in our highly-regarded undergraduate finance program (ranked first in the U.S. by Businessweek in 2010 and 2012). The program provides students with a solid foundation in finance and gives them the opportunity to apply key concepts and theory both in the classroom and outside of it through hands-on projects and internships. Weatherhead's Cleveland location is the ideal place to seek internships and jobs within the banking and finance sector; our city is home to prominent employers including the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and KeyCorp's headquarters. And faculty members, dedicated career management staff, and the MSM-Finance program manager work directly with students to ensure they are prepared and ready for their career. Is This Program Right for Me? While many MSM-Finance degrees focus on quantitative skills, Weatherhead's distinctive program prepares students to make immediate and skilled contributions to corporation finance, financial modeling, valuation, risk management and corporate consulting. The MSM-Finance program is 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two semesters. The program offers the flexibility of staying longer and taking additional electives, having a capstone project experience, and the opportunity to apply for internship opportunities on a competitive basis during the summer break,... [-]

Master in Accountancy

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2017 USA Winston-Salem Charlotte + 1 more

Wake Forest University’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) is one of the top accounting programs in the U.S. With an unmatched CPA pass rate, we are a premier recruiting school for leading firms and historically 100% of our students are employed at graduation. [+]

Your Masters in Accounting Leads to Measurable Success Wake Forest University’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) is one of the top accounting programs in the U.S. With an unmatched CPA pass rate, we are a premier recruiting school for leading firms and historically 100% of our students are employed at graduation. Two Options to Earn your MSA Two-semester program: For students who enter the Wake Forest MSA program having accepted (or plan to accept) a job offer that will begin after completion of the program. Students who pursue the two-semester program graduate in May. Three-semester program: For students who enter the MSA program without a job offer. This program includes an internship during the spring semester. Students who pursue the three-semester program graduate in December. Three Tracks to Best Suit Your Career Interests Assurance Services Tax Consulting Financial Transaction Services (unique to Wake Forest) ... [-]

Master of Science in Accounting

University of Maryland College Park
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 16 months September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

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MSc Degrees in Accounting. 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.   This innovative accounting program will prepare you for the expanded role accounting now plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. It was developed by Smith's world-class faculty – leaders in the fields of accounting and auditing – to provide a reality-based learning environment. Developed for both full-time students and working professionals who enroll on a part-time basis, the program can be completed in 9 months as a full-time student and 16 months as a part-time student.   The program offers internal audit, public accounting and taxation track options, along with the opportunity to network with other accounting professionals.   The MS in Accounting program only admits students during the fall semester.   [-]

Master in Management Accounting

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Odense

Through the assesment of both financial and non-financial information, students will learn how to make strategic decisions regarding preparation, development... [+]

Master in Economics and Business Administration - Management Accounting (MSc) Through the assesment of both financial and non-financial information, students will learn how to make strategic decisions regarding preparation, development and usage of economic and other control systems used in all types of firmsThe finance function and management of firms are at the heart of this profile. These areas are important not only to production firms but also to modern knowledge-based firms.Students will learn how to construct and use financial and non-financial information when making strategic decisions in the firm. Furthermore, students will become proficient in using methods and tools which can support the generation of economic information which is essential to management of the firm. The methods are at the core og Management and Accounting.Students will gain competencies as regards preparation, development and usage of economic and other reporting/control systems used in all types of firms.Students will gain skills in designing financial reporting and other management models. Lastly, students will gain compentencies in arguing for the consequences of choosing different designs of management.... [-]

MSc in Finance and Accounting

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Helsinki

Our Master's Programme in Finance and Accounting offers you integrated studies in today's global financial markets with specialisation studies in either Finance or Accounting. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. Our Master's Programme in Finance and Accounting provides you with a distinct competitive edge in today's global financial markets. The programme offers you a two-year specialisation, which develops the necessary skills for you to pursue a successful career in investment management or corporate financial management. You can choose from two specialisation tracks, including several electives that offer flexibility within the programme. 1) Finance: Financial Markets, Investments and Asset Management 2) Accounting: International Accounting and Business Sustainability The combination of accounting and finance offers you a comprehensive view of how to ensure financing and manage assets in global financial markets, as well as how international accounting practices and regulations help secure sustainable businesses and continued trust from all stakeholders. ... [-]