Masters Program in Professional Accounting in North America

Search Masters Programs in Professional Accounting in North America 2017

Professional Accounting

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Students interested in finance may want to study professional accounting. Programs can vary in course offerings, but common classes are managerial and cost accounting, government accounting and auditing, income taxation, business law and information risk management.

The United States of America is a large country in Northern America, often known as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". It also gathers over 310 million people which is the world's third largest population. It includes densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and vast, uninhabited and naturally beautiful areas at the same time.

View all Master Programs in Professional Accounting in North America 2017

Read More

Master of Accounting

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2018 USA Ames

The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting in North America 2017. The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. Graduates comply with the Iowa Standards for Certification upon passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Applicants to the program should have a strong academic record. Requirements for admission will generally be: GPA above a 3.25 (junior/senior GPA will be considered if better than overall) Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses. Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387 Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays GMAT score of at least 50th percentile* GMAT writing of at least 4.5* Additional factors that will be considered are: Professional work experience including internships Leadership experience Strong references from professional work experience and faculty Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree Our Master of Accounting faculty are respected nationally and have been making a difference as editors and co-editors of the top journals in their areas of expertise. Our accounting faculty host annual training conferences for continuing education credits and provide external consulting. These external experiences provide a link for our students from the classroom to the real-world practice. This program is designed for undergraduate accounting... [-]

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 Accountancy (MPA)

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Morgantown

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting in North America 2017. The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation. Nationally recognized program of excellence In addition to the College's AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. This AACSB Accreditation makes WVU's Accounting department one of the top programs in the country. Fewer than 28 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MPA program. Outstanding placement record The MPA program has an excellent placement record. The big four as well as many other international, national, regional, and local firms actively recruit WVU accounting graduates. Recommended Course Sequence Fall Semester courses begin in late August and Spring Semester courses in mid January. Summer session I classes begin in mid-May and are completed by June 30. Due to possible course rotations between semesters, students may start the program only in August or January. ACCT 511 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice ACCT 551 Assurance Services/Professional Standards ACCT 561 Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting ACCT 591F ADTP: Bus/Econ... [-]

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

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 in North America 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 also prepare to enter... [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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 of Professional Accounting

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time July 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry. [+]

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level. The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry. Is it for you? Are you seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting and will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory, and provide a pathway for a career in accounting. Achieving the requirements of the Master of Professional Accounting means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The Masters of Professional Accounting focuses on developing fundamental skills in the principles of accounting, whilst also developing knowledge in management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance and law. This postgraduate qualification is the key to a successful career in accounting or can provide a solid... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting in North America 2017. A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting as well as a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. Due to the increasing integration and interdependence of the global economy, an understanding of the principles of International Business such as cross-cultural management and global business management will complement studies in Professional Accounting, allowing the graduates to position themselves for senior management roles in global firms. Is it for you? Are you seeking to advance your career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting, who wish to qualify for admittance to the professional accounting bodies and are looking at gaining a career edge by completing a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The degree will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory and provide a pathway... [-]

M.Acc. in Accounting

Tarleton State University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Stephenville Fort Worth Waco Midlothian + 3 more

arleton State University offers a Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) degree in Accounting that will prepare you with the knowledge and hours required to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam, as well as a strong sense of accounting principles and business applications. [+]

Tarleton State University offers a Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) degree in Accounting that will prepare you with the knowledge and hours required to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam, as well as a strong sense of accounting principles and business applications. You will develop the technical proficiency and leadership traits sought by firms in all industries. We prepare students to make an immediate impact in the public, corporate, governmental, or nonprofit accounting fields. Designed with you in mind. Our accounting programs have been restructured to better prepare students to become Certified Public Accounts (CPAs). Most states, including Texas, require students to complete 150 credit hours (specified by state) before taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam. That means you will need a bachelor's degree (120 hours) and an additional 30 hours of upper-level credit to fulfill the requirements from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the CPA exam. Accreditations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Application Process Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (120 credit hours) Career Opportunities A M.Acc. in Accounting degree is designed for hardworking individuals who want to further their education in accounting, finance, and economics. This degree offers many different career opportunities including: Accountant Actuaries Appraisal and valuation professional or specialist Budget analysts Financial managers Real Experience This degree program offers a variety of hands-on experience by having clubs such as Delta Mu Delta (Honor Society), Institute of Management Accountants... [-]

Masters of Accountancy

Duquesne University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting in North America 2017. Your goal isn't simply to be an accountant; it's to be an accountable leader in a business environment. You realize more than ever that investors and boards of directors are demanding that businesses perform ethically as well as profitably. Your personal sense of responsibility to your employer and to society drives you to examine the breadth and depth of an organization's finances to ensure that it meets - if not exceeds - the highest standards. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is a full-time, 30-credit course of study. The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the 150 academic credit hours required to become licensed as Certified Public Accounts (CPAs) in Pennsylvania and most other states. In addition to satisfying the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure, the program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting, non-profit and governmental accounting and forensic accounting. Duquesne's MAcc program emphasizes accounting as a profession and ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared to be communicators, analysts and responsible leaders. Equipped with essential accounting and financial analysis skills, MAcc program graduates also have expertise that extends beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing. Distinguished by a century-long legacy in accounting education, the School's focus on the future is equally... [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy

Louisiana Tech University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program is designed to provide graduate level education in accounting for individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting [+]

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program is designed to provide graduate level education in accounting for individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting, industry, and government. To be considered for admission to the graduate phase, students must submit an admissions application, a score from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and meet established GPA requirements. Courses for graduate credit can be taken after completion of the first four years and final admission to graduate school is attained. For GMAT scores to qualify, they may not be more than five years old. To qualify for admission to the MPA program, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School of the University and the admission requirements of the Graduate Division of the College of Business. Any applicant who holds a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university will be considered for admission regardless of the undergraduate field of study. An applicant for admission should understand that graduate work is not merely an extension of undergraduate work. Graduate study operates at a significantly higher level of rigor, demands scholarship of a higher order, and places more emphasis on research and student responsibility. Once the admission requirements of the Graduate School have been met, the Admissions Committee will grant admission only to those individuals who demonstrate significant accomplishment and/or high potential for success. The decision of the Admissions Committee is normally based on a combination of the applicant's previous academic record and the applicant's score on the Graduate... [-]


Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

Delta State University, College of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cleveland

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) program provides an in-depth study within the field of accounting. The program offers advanced study for individuals engaged in, or seeking careers in, public accounting, industry, and government. [+]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) 

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) program provides an in-depth study within the field of accounting.  The program offers advanced study for individuals engaged in, or seeking careers in, public accounting, industry, and government.  

Required Core Courses 

Managerial Accounting Financial Accounting - Theory & Analysis Advanced Accounting Information Systems Federal Taxation Theory & Research Advanced Auditing Fraud Examination  Comercial Law

Admission Requirements

... [-]

Master of Accounting

St. Ambrose University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 2 more

The Master of Accounting program prepares individuals for professional careers and ultimately for leadership positions in today's business world. Additionally, many states require those desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must have 150 hours of college education. [+]

Earn Your Accounting Degree St. Ambrose University's Master of Accounting courses prepare individuals for professional careers and leadership positions in today's business world. Large and small businesses alike depend on people with number skills, and at St. Ambrose University, we can help you learn the skills you need to prepare for upper-level accountancy positions in a variety of fields. Many states require prospective Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to complete 150 hours of college education before being eligible for certification. Our Master of Accounting degree is a natural extension in the pursuit of this requirement. Why Choose SAU? Our 30 credit-hour accounting degree program offers the flexibility to accommodate students with a variety of educational backgrounds and career objectives. As an added bonus, students enrolled in this program will have the choice to take 9 to 15 of the graduate credit hours required for the Master of Accounting degree in the MBA or other graduate programs. At St. Ambrose University, you'll learn from faculty who have spent time working in the accounting field. Small class sizes allow you to get more support and can help you build lasting relationships with your fellow students–relationships you can take with you when you leave. If you're interested in accounting schools in Iowa and want to earn your master's degree in accounting, contact us today. We'll gladly answer any questions you have about this program. Program The Master of Accounting program prepares individuals for professional careers and ultimately for leadership positions in today's business world.... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

West Texas A&M University - College of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Canyon

The Master of Professional Accounting can be earned in two ways. The traditional degree is a master's degree earned after completing a bachelor's degree. West Texas A&M also offers a program that integrates the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and the graduate Master of Professional Accounting degrees. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting in North America 2017.

The Master of Professional Accounting can be earned in two ways.  The traditional degree is a master's degree earned after completing a bachelor's degree.  West Texas A&M also offers a program that integrates the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and the graduate Master of Professional Accounting degrees. 

 

 

Traditional Master of Professional Accounting

 

Students with bachelor's degrees from accredited institutions may be admitted to the University for graduate work by following the procedure outlined for transfer students in the catalog. A student must complete all requirements for application for admission to the Graduate School before the first semester of course work toward the master's degree, including leveling courses. An administrative "Hold" will be placed on the student's registration if the student has not completed the admission procedure before the first semester of  work.  ... [-]