Master of Science in Accounting

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Program Description

EXPAND YOUR MARKETABILITY IN BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, & NON-PROFIT SECTORS

The mission of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to equip students seeking positions as professional accountants in industrial, financial, governmental, global, and non-profit institutions with the specialized knowledge and skills demanded of the profession and necessary for success. The program also aims to provide graduates with as much of the academic background necessary to pursue certifications such as public accounting (CPA) and management accounting (CMA). The program provides a global focus with a balanced integration of theoretical and practical accounting standards. These standards are blended with quantitative methods in decision-making and a response to current trends and demands in the profession – especially forensic accounting, advanced accounting practices, and use of technology and accounting information systems in the workplace. Faculty members and students access and use Internet databases and websites, Stratford University research databases, and basic accounting software programs. Students interested in pursuing the CPA designation should check with their State Board of Accountancy for complete CPA requirements before enrolling in this program.

THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:

• FINANCIAL REPORTING 

• BUDGETING 

• RESEARCH 

• ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/RECEIVABLE

• FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

• MICROSOFT OFFICE

• COMMUNICATION 

• FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

• GENERAL LEDGER

• PROBLEM-SOLVING

• PLANNING 

• ACCOUNT RECONCILIATION

• ACCOUNTING 

• NEGOTIATING 

• PURCHASING 

• MICROSOFT EXCEL 

• ORGANIZATION

• INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

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OUR MISSION Stratford University is a private institution of higher learning. The student body is diverse, including recent high school graduates, working professionals, international students, and pe ... Read More

OUR MISSION Stratford University is a private institution of higher learning. The student body is diverse, including recent high school graduates, working professionals, international students, and persons desiring to change their career fields. The mission of Stratford University is to prepare students for rewarding careers through quality educational programs that meet the changing needs of employers and the community. In order to meet this mission, the University offers a variety of certificate, diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate programs in emerging and high employment demand fields. Read less