Master of Science Degrees in Accounting

Compare 128 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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MSc Professional Accounting

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

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

MSc Degrees 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.... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 and support your learning,... [-]

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 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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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. [+]

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.” [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. 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) ... [-]

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 Accountancy (Mixed-mode)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme familiarizes you with contemporary and up-to-date accounting knowledge and issues. It aims to build up your accounting knowledge base, enabling you to develop sound analytical skills and [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting.

Master of Science in Accountancy (Mixed-mode)

This programme familiarizes you with contemporary and up-to-date accounting knowledge and issues. It aims to build up your accounting knowledge base, enabling you to develop sound analytical skills and judgement, and make efficient and effective business decisions.

Special Features

This is a flexible specialist programme providing a progressive and deepening understanding of major accounting issues for accounting practitioners and executives. The focus is on real world-related and contemporary academic studies, and practical applications. Two of the key elements are PRC accounting and the contemporary application of information systems in accounting.... [-]


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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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.   [-]

MSc in Accounting

Stockholm University - Stockholm Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This innovative and intellectually demanding programme gives a broad overview of different disciplines in accounting, such as financial accounting, auditing and management control, after which students can focus on more specialized subject areas. The programme is given in close co-operation with the research staff in accounting and not only prepares students for senior positions as accountants, but also for academic research in the field of accounting. [+]

This innovative and intellectually demanding programme gives a broad overview of different disciplines in accounting, such as financial accounting, auditing and management control, after which students can focus on more specialized subject areas. The programme is given in close co-operation with the research staff in accounting and not only prepares students for senior positions as accountants, but also for academic research in the field of accounting. Why Accounting?

Accounting is a central area in the managing, governing and financing of modern organisations. The globalisation of financial markets and new developments in regulation and governance of organisations have contributed to an increased demand in expertise in accounting. This goes for both practice and research. As a student of the programme you will learn about the developments of both practice and research in many areas of accounting and as a graduate you will be able to contribute to both practice and research. You will also benefit from a highly qualified teaching staff.... [-]


Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 USA Pomona + 1 more

Cal Poly Pomona’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is designed to meet the needs of the ever-changing accounting profession, whether in public accounting, corporate accounting, government and not-for-profit accounting or some other areas of practice. [+]

Cal Poly Pomona’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is designed to meet the needs of the ever-changing accounting profession, whether in public accounting, corporate accounting, government and not-for-profit accounting or some other areas of practice. The program provides an integrated curriculum comprised of 45 quarter units, featuring the sound theoretical, applied, analytical, and interdisciplinary courses that prepare students for a successful career in the profession. Some of these courses include: Accounting Ethics Assurance and Regulation in Accounting Business Valuation Using Financial Statements Contemporary Accounting Issues Fraud and Forensic Accounting Internal Control and Corporate Governance Management Control in Not-for-Profit Organizations Strategic Tax Planning MSA faculty members are highly qualified scholars who meet the College’s rigorous “academically qualified” standard for AACSB accreditation. In the General MSA program, students take one or two courses per quarter; thus, the entire program may encompass two or three academic years. In the Accelerated MSA program, students take up to three courses per quarter, enabling completion in a single calendar year. Both programs meet the “accounting study” requirements for CPA licensure in California. Admission Requirements 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree 3.0+ Overall GPA (recommended) GMAT Score 500+ (required unless waived) If Required, the TOEFL with 237 Computer/580 Paper/92+ Internet Based or IELTS with a 7+ Students with an accounting degree from an AACSBaccredited school, earned within the last seven years with a minimum accounting GPA of 3.25 may waive the GMAT. They are subject to the other admission requirements. [-]

Master of Science in Accountancy

San Diego State University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months August 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The SDSU Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program prepares students to meet the challenges and demands of careers in professional accountancy. [+]

MSc Degrees in Accounting. The SDSU Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program prepares students to meet the challenges and demands of careers in professional accountancy. Highlights: The flexible MSA curriculum can be completed in 12-18 months (30 credits). Fits your schedule: most classes start at or after 4pm SDSU MSA students have the 3rd highest CPA pass rate in California in 2014/2015. Over 40 top employers including the Big 4 actively recruit MSA students High ROI - Tuition from $18,567 for the entire program Specializations available in Accounting Information Systems; Financial Reporting; Taxation Expertise The MSA allows students to deeply explore accounting practice areas of their professional interest. Students can pursue one of the three MSA Specializations (Accounting Information Systems; Financial Reporting; Taxation) or select a customized set of courses to meet specific professional needs and goals. Small class sizes enable students to connect with faculty and draw on the resources of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy community. Certification The MSA curriculum meets the accounting education requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in California. SDSU MSA students have the 3rd highest pass rate in California in 2014. The flexible curriculum can also be customized to prepare students for other professional certification exams including Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Enrolled Agent (EA). Practical MSA courses cover a broad range of subjects and help students develop practice relevant knowledge and skills, including communication, team decision making, problem solving,... [-]