Master of Accountancy Degree

Master of Accountancy Degree

This online graduate degree prepares those with an undergraduate degree in business for a career in the public accounting profession.

Required Credits: 36

Program Summary

The Master of Accountancy Program is a 36-credit graduate program intended to prepare people with an undergraduate degree in business, or those who have successfully completed the equivalent undergraduate foundation in business, for a career in the public accounting profession. This program prepares future certified public accountants (CPAs) to exercise their developed technical competence and interpersonal skills with integrity. This integrated interdisciplinary Master of Accountancy curriculum includes course work in Ethics, Leadership and Accounting toward preparing its graduates for the next level in their career. The Master of Accountancy program also satisfies the widely adopted 150-hour educational requirement for certification and licensure as a CPA.

Highlights

  • Develop critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-based learning allows students to apply concepts and principles in solving actual accounting problems
  • Align life's essential demands on your time with our convenient cyber class schedule.
  • Flexible online program allows you to work at your own schedule.

Admission Requirements

You may apply for and be granted admission status at anytime during the year. Once admitted, you can begin taking courses as scheduling and your curriculum plan permit, during any term.

Applicants must also submit a resume or work history to supplement their application and allow for a comprehensive evaluation that takes professional credentials into consideration.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Prerequisite requirements include successful completion (B- / 2.7 GPA or better) of each of the following prior to program enrollment:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Federal Tax

With a bachelor's degree in Accounting, applicants will be able to have up to 6 credits waived if they have earned at least a B in both Intermediate Accounting I & II in their undergraduate program. Students will have the opportunity to Fast-Track into the Master of Accountancy program.

Course Terms

Courses are 10-week cyber classes offered in five terms each year. The program is a fully integrative curriculum which develops the student's knowledge through strategic perspective, critical thinking skills, and interpersonal skills. The teaching strategy is dialogue intensive, with problem based learning and written assignments to develop credibility in communication and clarity of thought in reporting.