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Master of Science in Accounting

Excel in Your Accounting Career

You’ve been successful in your accounting studies or career, and now you want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. With an online master’s in accounting from Post University, you can earn the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure in most states, seek an accounting position or advance to a managerial role as an auditor, certified public accountant, corporate controller or financial analyst. You don’t have to put your current job on hold to pursue your graduate accounting degree: We make your education convenient with 100 percent online courses.

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Our practitioner-focused program teaches more than facts and figures. We prepare our students to solve problems in the workplace and affect organization-wide change. In addition to traditional accounting programs, you will also take classes in leadership, creativity, and innovation to become a wellounded accounting professional. You will learn to think critically, and effectively communicate while adhering to professional standards and ethics, and upon completion of your online accounting degree, you will be able to:

  • Measure, analyze and assess data-driven accounting information to identify solutions to business problems
  • Apply best practice accounting and auditing techniques to ensure quality and accuracy of information
  • Understand and apply accounting principles on a global scale
  • Exhibit skills associated with business development, sales, customer service and networking
  • Utilize foundational knowledge based on the subject matter embodied in the Uniform Certified

Master of Science in Accounting
Normal Time to Completion: 22 Months
Normal Time to Completion: (With CPA Track) 22 Months
(Six CPA track 1 credit courses are taken concurrently with Master of Science in Accounting courses.)

The Master of Science in Accounting 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. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Program Outcomes
Post University’s Master of Science in Accounting degree program provides the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment and advancement in the field of accounting.

  • Critically analyze data driven accounting information and apply technology to support evidence-based accounting and auditing practices.
  • Apply a global perspective to the application of entrepreneurial leadership and accounting principles.
  • Promote the professional image of accountants by applying standards of practice within an ethical decision-making framework
  • Demonstrate the skills associated with business process management in accordance with the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria and the accounting profession.
  • Demonstrate appropriate team-building and collaborative strategies when working with teams.
  • Use written, verbal, nonverbal and emerging technology effectively when communicating, presenting, and disseminating accounting research and financial analyses.
  • Apply leadership and innovation in strategic decision making for organizational planning and control


Master of Science in Accounting CPA
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.

3MSA Technical Courses18 crss
4ACC501 Research and Writing for the Accounting Profession (Prerequisite for all MSA courses)3 crs
6ACC512 International Accounting3 crs
7ACC515 Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting3 crs
8ACC522 Advanced Audit Issues3 crs
9ACC525 Advanced Topics in Taxes3 crs
10ACC532 Enterprise Risk Management3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Online Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track Now Available!

To help prepare you for the CPA Exam, we offer an online Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track, which includes six study labs in addition to all of the MSA program courses. You will take pre-tests to determine the areas that need your extra attention, and then you will follow an individualized study plan to prepare and pass the CPA Exam.

Throughout your studies, you will be guided by professors who have passed the CPA Exam and have real-world experience — and who can answer questions, help to encourage you and be a mentor. At Post University, we strive to make your learning experience meaningful and effective. That’s why we hire seasoned practitioners and assign each student a personal academic advisor. They will assist you every step of the way — from enrolling to finding accounting degree jobs upon graduation.

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Whether you’re moving from your undergraduate to graduate studies right away or coming back to school to expand your experience and get ahead, Post University provides the personal support you need to excel in the accounting field. Contact us to enroll in our online accounting degree program today.

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

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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