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Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

Do more than just excel. 

In our MSA program, you’ll do more than just crunch numbers. You’ll focus on higher-level, big picture thinking and strategies that will help you succeed and lead change. Courses thoroughly cover effective strategies and practice with decision-making, verbal and written communication, and management/leadership skills. And our faculty members are practitioners who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. 

Even though you may be taking some—or all—of your classes online, you’re never learning alone. You’ll work alongside other motivated professionals, and professors offer feedback on your work and performance in real time. We also offer a community for our online MSA students to network and interact with other accountants, students, and professors through LinkedIn, helping to set you up for success after graduation.

Down to the last detail, we’ve designed our new accelerated MSA program with you in mind. You’ll be on your way to earning the graduate-level credits that may be part of your state’s requirements to sit for the CPA exam, and you can do so without rearranging your life. 

In our new accelerated MSA program, you’ll:    

  • Learn from professors who are also professionals with extensive real-world experience 

  • Take classes completely online, or you can choose a hybrid online, on-campus format

  • Be ready to bring real-world solutions to your current job in real-time

It’s no wonder U.S. News and World Report named us among the best online graduate business programs for 2014.

Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track Now Available!

NOTE: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.

This degree program awaits national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), while it meets the ACBSP eligibility of 1) two years’ existence and 2) program graduates.

 

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree provides students with a practitioner-focused program that focuses on the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment and advancement in the field of accounting. It also provides students with the educational requirements for CPA licensure in most states. In addition to the technical accounting skills necessary for a successful career, students will obtain those skills necessary for advancement into managerial positions. Integral to each course is a theme of adherence to professional standards and ethics.

Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a/an: Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Corporate Controller, Financial Analyst, and other Managerial Accounting-related positions.

Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track

The Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track is designed to assist students who want to become Certified Public Accountants and take the Uniform CPA Exam. The CPA track includes an additional six credits in the form of six study labs that provide individualized study plans, preparing students for the Uniform CPA Exam. The labs are taken concurrently with courses in the MSA program. Note: This degree program awaits national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), while it meets the ACBSP eligibility of 1) two years’ existence and 2) program graduates.


*According to Becker Professional Education’s information about CPA exam licensure requirements: http://www.becker.com/cpa-review/resources/about-exam/requirements

*This program does not meet the course requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Texas.

Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.

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