Masters Programs in Professional Accounting

Compare 55 Masters Programs in Professional Accounting

Professional Accounting

If you want to advance your knowledge in a particular subject area, then it might be wise to pursue a master’s degree. This advanced degree program takes an average of two years to complete, and can help you gain skills that are needed in the workplace. There are several schools across the globe with programs in which you might be interested in participating.

 

What is a Master in Professional Accounting?  This is an advanced degree program that is typically available to students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree. During the program, students learn advanced accounting principles so they can work as professional accountants or financial professionals upon graduation. During the course of study, students also learn about economics, common business practices, and finance. Some colleges suggest that students apply early for this program because spots usually fill up quickly.

 

There are several benefits to obtaining a Master in Professional Accounting. The knowledge that you gain will prepare you to work in various financial roles for companies around the world. In many countries, you can also receive a certification or membership into a CPA organization after you graduate. Many students that have strong analytical skills thrive in their courses and experience great success after they graduate.

 

The cost of attending school to receive a master’s degree varies. There are schools around the world, and all of them charge different fees. If you want more concrete information about the cost of tuition, then it is best to check with the administration office of the school you want to attend.

 

After graduating, students usually have multiple career options. Graduates can work for international accounting firms or as chartered accountants. In addition, there are several other jobs for which they may qualify, including chief financial officer, management accountant, finance manager, business consultant, forensic accountant, or tax specialist.

 

If you want to pursue this degree, then look online to find the right option for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree , the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Accounting is critical Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations. Change to a career in accounting If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree, the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. Professional accreditation Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied. This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams. Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website. Career outcomes You will graduate as a qualified accountant, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office,... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16 - 16 months November 2017 Singapore

Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. [+]

Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. Our accounting degree holds full accreditation with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA). Graduates are able to apply for associate membership with these two professional bodies. Subjects Foundation Subjects Marketing Management People in Organisations Accounting and Finance for Managers Comparative Global Business Systems Core Subjects Management Accounting Corporate Finance Introduction to Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services Business Law Taxation Law Law of Business Organisations Accounting for Corporations Advanced Issues in Accounting Data Analysis and Decision Modelling Economics for a Sustainable World Practical or Research Project Career outcomes Accounting graduates enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors including: public accounting practice, financial analysis, financial and management accounting, banking, system support and analysis, taxation and financial advising. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$46,224 International S$47,936 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Official Master - Superior Accounting And Auditing

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's degree in Accounting and Auditing Higher responds to the growing demand for professionals with specific training in the field of accounting, taxation relationship-business accounting and audit. Therefore this title is intended for people who want to focus their professional career in the field of corporate accounting and / or auditing. In particular it is directed at graduates in Business Administration and Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics and qualified professionals who currently develop their activities in the field of accounting and / or auditing. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. The Superior master's degree in Accounting and Auditing responds to the growing demand for professionals with specific training in the field of accounting, taxation relationship-business accounting and audit. Therefore this title is intended for people who want to focus their professional career in the field of corporate accounting and / or auditing. In particular it is directed at graduates in Business Administration and Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics and qualified professionals who currently develop their activities in the field of accounting and / or auditing. The program provides the accounting and auditing indispensable for the exercise of the profession of auditor knowledge. The Masters aims to train specialists in the field of accounting and auditing to enable them to deal effectively work and audits of any kind and size, enabling compliance with the requirements set for the entrance examination in the Official Register of Auditors (ROAC) under the criteria set by the ICAC. The Masters is organized with the collaboration of Col.legi of Economists of Catalonia. The title contains about 4-5 months curricular practices carried out primarily in audit firms linked to Col.legi of Economists of Catalonia. Career prospects Responsible for the accounting department of a company Responsible for the accounting department of a group of companies. accounting and tax advisor accounting consultant financial and accounting analyst Auditor Advisor and consultant in accounting and auditing international students Practical guide for international students CURRICULUM Description Master This master's degree is presented as a service for those students... [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. [+]

Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit MPAc program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students. Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Admission Criteria The MPAc program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields. We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of West Georgia
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA Carrollton

Accounting permeates the fabric of modern society. It is the discipline that provides financial information that is necessary for anagement control, evaluation of business enterprises, governmental units, and not-for-profit institutions. Accounting provides the measures of economic activity for our society and for our individual lives. It is the language used to communicate financial information and measure business risk. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Accounting permeates the fabric of modern society. It is the discipline that provides financial information that is necessary for anagement control, evaluation of business enterprises, governmental units, and not-for-profit institutions. Accounting provides the measures of economic activity for our society and for our individual lives. It is the language used to communicate financial information and measure business risk. An effective accountant must understand tax laws, securities regulations and accounting and auditing standards. Additionally, an effective accountant must understand how to motivate employees, design efficient systems to achieve shareholders' goals, prevent manipulation of such plans, and how to communicate those plans to the firm and to outsiders. Futhermore, an accounting professional must be able to explain confusing data to those with less familiarity with financial complexities and determine the level of risk in business processes. Graduate professional education is not just training, skill development, or preparation to pass a licensing exam. It is far more than all of these combined. While focusing on the integration of technical expertise and ethical judgment, a graduate education in accounting must develop the student's analytical skills, which will be tested by difficult and often unanticipated economic arrangements. This education must also develop the written and oral skills proficient communication demands. Program Description The MPAcc program provides students with a high quality education which prepares them for careers in corporate accounting, public accounting and for entrance into doctoral programs in business and accounting. MPAcc students not only gain technical accounting proficiency, they... [-]

Master in Accounting

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. [+]

Justification and Purpose Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. Nonetheless, constant changes in the legislative framework, in the accounting thought and theory development, compel those who have chosen this area of knowledge as a professional activity or as a tool for decision making, to undergo a continuous process of learning. Holders of our Master degree in Accounting should be highly skilful and competent in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. This advanced and thorough qualification, will improve their scientific education and professional performance and will help them to evolve as active members within the decision making process in private or public, national or international companies and in dynamic and competitive environments. In addition, this programme does also envisage to: Acquire in-depth scientific training in Accounting. Develop avanced scientific research in Accounting. Apply some underlying principles to the constitution of an European High Education Area, within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), whilst supplying updated flexible curricula. It is a four-semester-long Master Programme, which corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. Throughout the 1st year, the expected learning outcomes and the programme coursework, address the needs of graduates from areas such as Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. It also accommodates the needs of recent graduates wishing to be experts in Accounting and, in particular, Chartered Accounting Technicians, Auditors, Accounting Lecturers and... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting DMPC

University of South Australia
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Adelaide

Designed in consultation with industry and the accounting profession, our Master of Professional Accounting provides you with the specialised knowledge and business skills necessary to perform as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Designed in consultation with industry and the accounting profession, our Master of Professional Accounting provides you with the specialised knowledge and business skills necessary to perform as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice. Our teaching staff are industry experienced and maintain close working links with leading professional bodies such as CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. This collaboration ensures the knowledge you take into your career will meet the dynamic needs of industry, and your qualification remains relevant and applicable. As part of our Master program, you will study financial and management accounting, finance, commercial law, taxation law and auditing. You will also have opportunities to gain professional experience through case study based assessment and industry placements. Upon completion, you will be well equipped to pursue a career in Australia or overseas, in areas such as commerce, tax, financial management, or public practice. The University of South Australia is one of the nation’s premier business schools, ranked in the top one per cent worldwide. Aim This program is designed for non-accounting graduates to provide professional postgraduate education in the application of knowledge for those seeking a career in accountancy and for others seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills. [-]

Master in International Accounting

Belarus State Economic University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belarus Minsk

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING provides for the deepening and widening of professional knowledge workers in the field of accounting; deeper study of issues of accounting, analysis and control of enterprises (organizations) in accordance with modern requirements of economic development; [+]

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING provides for the deepening and widening of professional knowledge workers in the field of accounting; deeper study of issues of accounting, analysis and control of enterprises (organizations) in accordance with modern requirements of economic development; the acquisition of professional knowledge in the field of accounting, analysis and audit in accordance with the harmonization of national accounting and auditing to international standards. MISSION To train highly qualified professionals in the field of accounting, analysis and audit, owning modern knowledge economy businesses. PURPOSE In-depth training of a new generation of highly skilled experts in the field of accounting, analysis and audit. RESULTS Formation of professional knowledge and management skills for effective action in the field of accounting at the enterprises (organizations) in the context of international standards. FEATURE To focus on the systematic study of innovations in the field of accounting, analysis and audit in accordance with international standards. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The program allows you to create the modern idea of the existing international practice methods of recognition of the assets and liabilities of the organization, their evaluation for presentation in the financial statements that enables the convergence of existing domestic regulations, regulations, rules with international accounting and auditing standards. MAIN SUBJECTS: (state component) Information technology in the economy Macroeconomics (advanced level) Microeconomics (advanced level) Econometrics (advanced level) DISCIPLINE, FORM THE BASIS OF THE MASTER'S PROGRAM: Financial Accounting Financial Reporting Management Accounting Auditing and Assurance KEY SUBJECTS OF CHOICE Corporate and Business Law/ Administrative law Financial Management Performance Management/ Financial... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed to provide graduates with little or no accounting exposure with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). [+]

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting, with the subjects providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession. Further, the professional recognition of the course by CPA Australia and ICAA provides students with internationally recognised qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities.

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information to support business activities. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal and economics subjects which collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.... [-]


Master in Accounting

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Orleans

Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. [+]

Master of Accounting Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. The Tulane Masters of Accounting (MACCT) program prepares students on all these fronts and provides them with a head start to become leaders in the accounting profession. The MACCT program's core courses provide academic rigor in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. The program's flexible structure gives students the option of adding a concentration in Finance, Energy or Taxation and to complete their coursework over 2 or 3 semesters. Additionally, if the student desires, the MACCT course offerings can enable a student to sit for the CPA exam. We develop analytical thinking skills in our students through experiential learning in all our courses – Socratic discussions, case studies, group projects are all part of the coursework. Ethical issues in accounting are also woven into class discussions. Tulane MACCT program boasts a world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and active researchers. Our faculty have hands-on industry experience (e.g. investment banking, revenue authority, private tax practice, and expert testimony for litigation) which they integrate in the classroom. A business communications course and assignments in other courses further develop students' written and oral communication skills. Tulane's diverse student population mimics the global business environment with students from various cultural, linguistic and business backgrounds coming together to learn both from our first-class faculty and each other. The program's small size also provides students with the opportunity... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Australia Melbourne

The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. It is a suitable course for people interested in changing their career paths or broadening the options in their existing field in, for example, engineering, medicine, science or the arts. We are partnered with CPA, ICAA and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education. These partnerships, education and research commitments ensure we offer a highly regarded, global perspective on business and finance. Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School. You'll be eligible for membership to professional bodies like CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and London's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Completion of the Master program includes entry to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This 12-month program offers extended practical skills and training, with networking opportunities and includes an internship. The professional year can be done overseas. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL... [-]

Master in Accountancy and Calculation

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

Currently, at the faculty of Economy 4 specialties are available in the chair of Accountancy and calculation. One of these specialties is Accountancy and calculation. The specialty of Accountancy and calculation has a special place in the preparation of accounting staff in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. [+]

Master in Accountancy and Calculation Currently, at the faculty of Economy 4 specialties are available in the chair of Accountancy and calculation. One of these specialties is Accountancy and calculation. The specialty of Accountancy and calculation has a special place in the preparation of accounting staff in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. So that nowadays the application of accounting standards in our country creates a basis for learning this specialty and it is obligatory to execute with international standards in Azerbaijan Republic. The specialty of Accountancy and calculation at NSU is functioning from 1989. According to this specialty, the teachers of the chair “Political economy and political history” are teaching the specialty classes. Full-time and part-time are exist in the specialty of Accountancy and calculation at the faculty of Economy. All classes are implemented in credit system at the department of full-time and part-time. A professor, 4 assistant-professors, a senior teacher and 4 teachers teach the specialty classes to the students of Accountancy and calculation specialty at the faculty of Economy. Foreign students-71 students [-]

Master of Accounting

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Columbus

Today's accountant is expected to know more and do more than ever before. To be successful, accountants must demonstrate critical and analytical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and be effective communicators. Fisher's MAcc program gives you the tools and training to get you there. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at Fisher College of Business is ranked 14th in the nation. At Fisher, you will find a unique combination of benefits that separates the Fisher MAcc from the pack: Dedicated support from your MAcc career management team. In 2014, average starting salaries were over $51,000, with salaries ranging from $40,000 up to $75,000. A curriculum tailored to your interests. With almost 80% of your curriculum consisting of electives, you choose the best preparation for your career path. Fisher’s intentionally small size, which helps you build deeper relationships and a stronger network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff. This unique combination sets the Fisher MBA apart and enables our students to find the career success they desire. We’d love to chat more about your career aspirations and how a Fisher MAcc might help you reach them. Fill out the form to the right to join our mailing list and learn more about Fisher’s MAcc program. [-]

Master in Accounting Practice (MProf)

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The MProf Accounting Practice has been designed to enhance the capabilities of managers working in the accountancy profession. It does this by developing your... [+]

Master in Accounting Practice (MProf)

 

The MProf Accounting Practice has been designed to enhance the capabilities of managers working in the accountancy profession. It does this by developing your skills of reflective practice and culminates in a major workplace based research project. It has been designed specifically for members of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is an excellent option for those wishing to develop themselves through a critical exploration of their role and evolving managerial responsibilities.  One of the benefits of the MProf is that it provides the opportunity to make a claim for academic recognition against your existing relevant formal and informal learning.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
Campus Full time 2 years May 2018 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. A Comprehensive Education for your Diverse Future The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. MPAcc provides a proven alternative route for students who are seeking the CPA designation in Canada with a first time pass rate of the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) exceeding 90%. The program also gives students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the academic research process and academe as a career choice. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is to develop exceptional accounting professionals and business leaders. We bring together superior students, leading researchers, outstanding facilitators and inspiring professionals for intensive periods of study and growth. The MPAcc program is innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming. Students form lasting relationships with classmates and faculty, develop both professionally and personally, and are challenged to act with integrity, objectivity and a commitment to excellence. Vision Statement The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program will be recognized in Canada as the premiere educational choice for outstanding students seeking to become leaders in the accounting profession. The very best undergraduate accounting students from across Canada will be attracted to this innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming program. MPAcc graduates will distinguish themselves during... [-]