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Master of Science in Accounting

Excel with an Online Master’s in Accounting

Our practitioner-focused master’s in accounting online program offers more than facts and figures. We offer the opportunity to gain the skills needed to solve workplace problems and effect organization-wide change. In addition to traditional accounting coursework, this online master’s accounting program also provides classes in leadership, creativity, and innovation to round out your professional skills. You will be encouraged to develop and refine your ability to think critically and effectively communicate while adhering to professional standards and ethics. And upon completion of your Master of Science in Accounting online degree, you will have covered the skills and abilities used by leaders in the accounting field.

Coursework for your Master of Science in Accounting online covers how to identify solutions to business problems through the close examination of relevant, data-driven accounting information. You will have the chance to explore how to apply accounting and auditing best practices. From business development to sales, customer service, and networking, you could strengthen your overall understanding of essential business and accounting principles—areas that could have an impact on accounting and your goals for the degree.

Online Master of Science in Accounting with a CPA Track Now Available!

To help prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, our online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program offers a CPA Track, which includes study labs in addition to all of the MSA program courses. Personalized instructor support is provided while students are going through the labs in preparation to sit for the exam.


What can I do with an Online Master’s in Accounting?

Upon completion of this online master’s accounting degree program, you will have had the opportunity develop skills to problem solve, communicate effectively, and think ethically. This Master of Science in Accounting could help you explore opportunities in the fields of accounting, auditing, risk management, taxation, non-profit, and governmental accounting in any number of industries.

The Master of Science in Accounting degree may be used to partially fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) education requirements. The program is not designed, however, to fulfill CPA education requirements in any specific or individual state.


Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 

The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:


Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Download your guide to learn everything you need to know about earning a Master’s in Accounting online.

Throughout your master’s in accounting online studies, you will be guided by professors who are Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and/or business practitioners with relevant industry experience who will answer your questions, encourage, and help mentor you through your journey.

At Post University, we strive to make your learning experience meaningful and effective. We hire seasoned practitioners as faculty and assign each student a personal academic success counselor. They are here to assist you every step of the way—from enrollment to completion, including exploring career opportunities in accounting and related fields. No matter where you are in your studies or career, Post University offers a personal approach to help you achieve your educational goals. Contact us to enroll in our online Master of Science in Accounting program.

Benefits of Earning a Master of Science in Accounting Online

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Graduate accounting students receive support from their personal Post team focused on their academic success
  • Learn from industry professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for your online master’s in accounting program
  • Online courses emphasize practical application of various accounting-related issues in the workplace


Is it worth getting a master’s degree in accounting online?

It may well be. Earning a Post University Master of Science in Accounting online may be worth it for many reasons, from honing accounting skills and knowledge to perhaps expanding opportunities down the line in your career.

How many years is a master’s degree in accounting?

The Master of Science in Accounting requires 30 credit hours (36 credit hours for the CPA-Track) and typically takes 20 months to complete.

To learn more about degree requirements view the course catalog.

Is CPA equivalent to a master’s degree?

A master’s degree in accounting could be an important step on the journey to becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by helping to meet educational requirements required for licensure.

Holding CPA licensure could help demonstrate accounting proficiency through education, examination, and experience.

Post University also offers a specialized CPA track for the MSA consisting of labs to help prepare for the exam. Personalized instructor support is provided while students are going through the labs in preparation to sit for the exam.

What certification is best for accounting?

First things first, certification does not equal a credential. If you are looking for relevant credential opportunities for the accounting field, there are several you could pursue, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Which credential you choose to pursue depends on which path you would like to take in the accounting field. The Post University Master of Science in Accounting is not designed to fulfill certification or licensure requirements, but it may be used to partially fulfill them.

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

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